Wheel Installation For BMW
Things You’ll Need:
- Jack - Stand Jack that comes with vehicle or aftermarket. Jack stands can help with installation and saftey.
- Socket wrenches, various sizes
- Crowbar or tire lever
Step 1Raise your car on a hydraulic lift, or simply use a wheel jack to boost up the tires one at a time as you work on them.
Step 2Loosen the bolts connecting the rim to the car wheel with a socket wrench (the exact size of the wrench you'll need will depend on the specifics of your car). Set the bolts aside somewhere where you can keep track of them.
Step 3Pry the old rim off the wheel. You may need to use a crowbar or tire lever. Use care when applying pressure and try to pry it in multiple locations on the rim instead of just one. This will reduce the possibility of damaging the edge of the rim.
Step 4Install the new aftermarket rim to the wheel using a socket wrench. You can either connect the original bolts to it, or use new bolts if provided with the rims. Specifics will vary according to the particular rims and the particular car, but the bolts shouldn't pose much of a challenge, regardless.
Step 5Repeat the process with each tire. If you have access to a hydraulic lift, you can move from one tire to another. Otherwise, just lower the tire jack, move it to the next tire, and jack it up again before replacing the next rim.
Drive your car for about an hour in a safe area with a low speed limit. Double check your rims afterwards to make sure they are firmly attached and are not exhibiting any unforeseen problems.