In Reply to: Wheels for '88 M5? posted by Suzy on May 30, 2002 at 08:52:36:
He always said you will need the biggest tires you can find to put all that torque to the ground. It currently has BFGs in 255/40/17 on the rear. You need an adjustable subframe (Dinan SFs are NLA!) to take care of the camber. You can fit up to a 17x8.5" wheel with 24-26mm offset on the rear. Wider than that requires cutting the fenders open and capping them with flares. Bavarian Specialties in PA has 275/40/17s on 17x9" wheels on his E28 M5.
FWIW--My M5 has Alpina 16x8s on the rear, 24mm offset. They look great! A 17x8.5" wheel will fit fine, but 255 wide tires will require adjustable camber to keep the sidewall from rubbing inside the fender.
I am so envious!! I can't believe it went for $28k!! Good job on that one, Suzy.