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bmw e36 rims on my s10 questions

I just would like to know if bmw e36 stock 15inch rims will fit my s10. I found a cheap set on craigslist and I'm thinking of buying them if they will fit. Ive tried searching on here but came up with no luck.

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If they have the same bolt pattern as the other BMW's...no. They are off just a tad.

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I know people have put a 5x120 bolt pattern on s10 with no problems. I need to know if the offset and back spacing of the bmw rims will work without spacers or anything.
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S10 bolt pattern is 5x120.7 and BMWs are 5x120. So they are only .7mm off which is not a lot at all. Ive done research and know of people saying a 5x120 pattern will fit on an s10. I'd just like to know if the e36 rims will fit with no problem because idk anything about back spacings and offsets.
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hmmmm, no shit? so a wheel that fits a bmw will def fit an s10 as far as bolt patterns? well that's good to know.
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Yes the bolt patterns will fit.
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opens up more wheel options for sure. even if ya use a spacer. faak it, lol. google for days and see nothing but some boss 338's or iroc wheels lol.
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there are lot's more if you search 120.7mm bolt pattern in 5 x 4.75......NOT S10

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The 17x 7.5 e36 m3 wheels are anywhere from a 35mm to 46mm offset, which means you'd need to run anywhere from a 1.5" to 2" spacer behind them. You could get these in an adapter to correct the bolt pattern issue.
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i wonder about the center caps fitting over the wheel hub thingy, lol. i remember trying to put some 18" eagle wheels on and they were NOT going over that thing. had to either get rid or run without center cap.
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These are stock e36 15inch wheels
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Sorry, just assumed you were upgrading to bigger wheels. Same offset (with spacers) still applies to 15 x7 wheels. Maybe this link will help.

http://www.gruppeb.com/BMWwheels/

Hub bore should be OK, may have an issue getting the center cap on, depends on how thick the wheel hub is- with the spacers you may get lucky. Spacers/adapters will probably run about $120-$150 a set.
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OK thanks. At least there is a good possibility they will fit.
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So your gonna put them on without adapters?

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Yeah. I dont need adapters
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And ive looked I can't find an adapter to go from 5x120.7 to 5x120.
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Its been done but like said, its NOT the same bolt pattern and over time u will experience issues. But do what u want, just dont cry when a catastrophe happens at 75mph

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The e36 is from what I can figure out is the offset number and if it is too deep (back side) you could have problems with interference with suspension parts or rubbing on fender panels on lock to lock steering. I would suggest at least a 1" spacer, just get 1"X4.75" spacers, after all we are talking about .7 of a mm that is less than 1/32 of an inch. BTW what is the style # so can see what they look like?
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I did a quick search and came up empty on adapters that go from 5x120.65 to 5x120 as well- my bad- I figured they made adapters for just about everything under the sun, especially since 5x120 is the GTO/G8 and newer Camaro bolt pattern.
To put the offset/backspacing into simpler terms, the factory 2wd 15x7 wheels have zero offset- 4" of backspacing (how deep they are on the inside). The wheels you are looking at range from 5.4" to 5.8" of backspacing (35-46mm offset), depending on which ones you have. This difference moves the tires closer to the frame and suspension components. Some guys run as wide 9" rims up front, but they only have 5" of backspacing.
If you are not lowered, maybe they'll clear the tie rod ends, possibly not the brake calipers though; if you are lowered, you won't even be able to bolt them on, let alone get the center caps on without spacers. Even if you could bolt them on they would rub like mad before you even got to full lock when turning.
Some guys do run BMW wheels, and you could get straight spacers (5x4.75"), but keep in mind that required lug nut torque is already at good chunk of the studs load rating- with the added stress, why take the chance? Not trying to be a killjoy- just trying to save you (and maybe someone else) some grief.
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Most of the wheel spacer dealers will actually tell you they can put in the order and have a custom set made and I know this because when I went to put the 22s on my truck when it was bagged; the wheels came off a G6 or G8 and they were 5x120mm with a +32mm offset and would tuck too far in when i layed it out sooo I went to order the correct spacers and they said the 5x120.65 to 5x120.65 would work but would be risking the chance of breaking studs, malfunction, operator error, etc. I asked him if if they made this adapter and he said not that he had seen but they could be custom made/ordered for a price of like $50 more for full set. I can actually give you the number also.. 1 (423) 704-0407(his name is Richard I believe).. Hopefully this helps you out a bit from my experience.

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Its been done but like said, its NOT the same bolt pattern and over time u will experience issues. But do what u want, just dont cry when a catastrophe happens at 75mph
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Hello all, I have just joined this site after a lot of lurking and searching. OP, I cannot answer your questions on backspacing and am not trying to post whore but I can tell you I have a 1998 Blazer LT 4dr 4wd and I recently purchased and installed a set of 2003 BMW X5 19x9 rim, 255/50r19 tire and 19x10 rim, 285/45/19 tire. They fit perfect, no spacers or special lugs, zero rubbing lock to lock in the front and the rear still sits in a hair more than I'd like but they are a perfect fit otherwise and look awesome soooooo much better than the stockers. Best of all 4WD will work since they are only 2 tenths of one percent in difference front to rear. They were silver from factory but I plasti dipped them black. I will get pics up and on here asap.
I check my lugs with a preset torque wrench EVERY time I have put it in park literally. I very highly suggest getting hubcentric rings as well, I am waiting on mine from discount tire for only $15 for the set of 4! So my suggestion is if you are going to put bmw wheels, invest at minimum in hubcentric rings and a torque wrench, and checking lugs regularly, they may save your life and won't cost much if you do not have them.
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You don't sound very confident if you check them every time you park it.

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I always do, maybe its overkill, but overkill or get killed?
After a friend's bad experience with tires/rims (stock oem alloys improperly torqued). I bought a torque wrench and set my torque wrench for the vehicles factory recommendation. For the first thousand miles I check them once evertime I shut off my truck usually when I get out but sometimes before I go especially on a long trip, after that once another thousand miles. I would do this regardless if it were the stock S10 rims or camaro rims or my BMW rims.
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You should take your torque wrench back to zero after each use...

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so do they need to be torqued every time you check them?
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I do, what is the point in checking them if you're not actually checking them to a specified torque? Even a simple "snug lug test" may prevent issues that people encounter but its always best to torque . In the worst case scenario purchase a torque wrench from harbor freights for $ 10 on sale. If you don't have a coupon I can mail you one, but it is well worth it
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