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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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Lowering a car and fitting a set of great looking wheels can totally transform the look of your car, and this E61 BMW 535xi is yet another example that this is absolutely true. BMW longroofs can be quite handsome lowered and on some nice wheels – just because you’ve got a wagon doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Family Vacation.

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Check out how the 535xi looked rolling in – the stock wheels and excessive wheelgap really do their best to keep the E61 from looking properly cool.

BMW_E60_535i_Rohana_RC10_MatteBlack_HR_Springs (8) To drop the car, we’re installing a set of H&R Sport Springs for E61 BMW 535xi – which takes into account the fact the car is both AWD AND a wagon.
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The H&R Sport Springs lower the 535xi 1.4in up front and 1.3in at the rear, getting rid of the unsightly wheelgap.

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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To compliment the drop, we’ve also fitted a set of square fitment 20x9ET35 Rohana RC10 Wheels for BMW in matte black. As is typical of Rohana Wheels, the RC10s feature a concave face and larger diameter fitments that look great on bigger cars – and the lines and larger size of the RC10 works brilliantly with the longroof design language.

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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The bigger wheels fill out the fender arches much better than stock, and with the wheelgap gone, the 535xi “looks right”.

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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Here’s a straight on side-profile to give you a better idea of the drop.

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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Given that the E61 is a wagon, it’s only natural to expect that you might at some point put passengers or cargo back there. It appears H&R dialed in enough clearance and stiffness into the spring to ensure that you won’t be rubbing like crazy should you have some cargo.

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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Enjoy the rest of the photos below.

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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BMW E61 535xi on Rohana RC10 Matte Black 20×9 ET35 / 20×9 ET35 245/35-20 Nexen Tires

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Lowering your car and fitting a set of wheels is probably the single most effective thing you can do to make a huge visual change to your car, and the difference it made on this E61 was really stunning. Thanks for joining us, we hope you enjoyed the photos.

Interested in modding your BMW E60 or E61? Need something installed? Talk to the Mod Experts, give us a call at 714-582-3330 to chat with our team of experts or stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra CA during business hours (8-5 M-Sat) and talk to our experts in person.

Story & Photos Nick Gregson

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