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BMW X5 Tires and Wheels

steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,010
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  • kris17kris17 Posts: 18
    Does anyone know of a site that shows the new light alloy wheels mentioned in the new brochure and price list, i.e., style 211, style 214, style 212, etc.
    I love the new Y rims you see in all of the pictures compared to the old ones....ahhhhh.
    Does anyone know how flexible BMW dealers are in switching tires/rims on a X5 and if so how much might it cost to say get something like those new Y rims on a X5 3.0 (I only seems like a $950 option ...w/sports package only) ?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,010
    All I see currently at Edmunds are the BMW provided photos, like this one:


    Check over in 2007 BMW X5 - someone may have some links there if no one pops in here with one.

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  • I am about to need replacing tires on my 2002 X5. I live in Alabama. Any suggestions for best ride, handling, etc?
  • Should have indicated that I have 3.0 engine and would like to consider a slightly larger tread width.
    Thanks again,
  • I need advice. I have a 4.4i with the sport package. I have Michelins on the car now. They are needing replacement and I'm not sure what tire is best. I spend a lot of time of the highway. Any suggestions?

  • Anybody had experience with Toyo Proxes S/T on a X5? I had them on a Mercedes ML320 and preferred them over Michelin. Thanks,
  • Yes - I had stock BMW 17" Wheels / Tires and upgraded to 20" w/ 295 / 45 - 20 Toyos. They handle great in the dry, but the stock tires (M & S) are a lot better in wet. Dennis
  • macgrjamacgrja Posts: 1
    Dennis - When you mentioned above that you upgraded to 295/45/20 toyos, were these really 45 profile or were they 295/40/20. Asking as I'd also like to upgrade and would have thought that the 45s would have been too high for the wheel arch. It would be great if you could confirm - Thanks James
  • ohiokohiok Posts: 2
    I am running the Alcan 5000 Rally in Feb. and would like a set of 17x7.5 5-lug wheels for an X-5 to mount my studded tires on. Does anybody have a set of take offs laying around after they've up graded their wheels?

  • Yes are the RFTs a total nightmare? that is what I keep reading
  • I have a 2007 X5 3.0 with the Bridgestone run flat tires. They are horrible in the snow, even a little bit. Does anyone have that problem?
  • cormarcormar Posts: 7
    Are they snow Tires? or the all seasons, what size? Im really curious, I bought the new X% special edition here in Canada, it has a M sport package on it and 20 inch Dunlop summer tires, I have to order some snows, they are recommeding these 19 inch Dunlop Daytrek M3 Run Flats Snows, although some of the reports on these tires are really not grand. I have a 2006 MB ML 500 now with Pirelli Scorpions on it , best snows! but they dont have run flats , any suggestions or ideas?
  • Hello Everyone,
    This is my first post, so if you have already addressed this issue please direct me to the proper forum. We just ordered an 08 X5 4.8 with sport package and the 19" wheels with all season tires. I really like the looks of the 20" wheel and performance tire and am considering changing to that wheel. I have heard and read about the poor wear and poor porformance of the 20" in snow and ice. We live in Kansas so we do get a bit of bad weather. I guess I thought with all wheel drive you should be able to get through about anything with minimal difficulty. I would appreciate any insight, guidance and help regarding tires and weather. Thank you all in advance.
  • cormarcormar Posts: 7
    I just got my 4. 8 2008 x5 ( M Sport package) it had the performance tires 20 on it, i bought the Bridgestone Blizzak 19 inch LM -25 4 X4 snow tires, they are great, no issues at all,

  • Thank you Corren.
    Tell me about the "M Sport PAckage" you refer to. The 19" Bridgestones go on the 20" rim without problems? Thanks again.
  • anon3anon3 Posts: 147
    Clearly, 19" tires don't fit on 20" wheels. But, you can buy wheel and tire packages that ship pre-mounted and balanced from sites like On an X5, you can run 18, 19, or 20 inch wheels as long as the tires meet OEM specs. Sites like will list all optional tire sizes.

    It's very expensive to replace 20" performance tires with 20" all season tires if you can even find them. And I've never seen 20" snow tires. I bought a set of 18" all season tires/wheels and have used them on X5s with sport package 20" wheels. I just swap them on/off for winter driving.

    Personally, I think it's crazy to buy an X5 with 20" wheels and performance tires if you plan to drive in snow. The performance tires are just plain dangerous in snow and ice. The 20" wheels look great, but how many people really will drive their X5 at the limits of handling where you need the improved grip of the performance wheels? It's a cosmetic improvement that substantially diminishes handling in snow and ice.
  • anon3anon3 Posts: 147
    Bottom line, the 20" wheel package ships with performance wheels that are not recommended for driving in ice and snow. It says that clearly on BMW's web site. And they really are terrible in anything more than an inch or so of snow. I've tried driving in 5" of wet snow with those performance tires and I really don't recommend it. It's just plain dangerous, even with all wheel drive. While the 20" wheels look great, it just wasn't worth the hassle of swapping wheels on/off for winter driving or worrying about getting stuck in snow.
  • cormarcormar Posts: 7
    HI, My mistake, what I meant was i BOUGHT which actually are 18 inch ROF Bridgesone Blizzaks LM - 25 4x4 and NEW rims, I was asking about the Dunlop snows as i heard they were not great , I went with the bridgestone and are very pleaased so far, my performance tires are 20 inch Dunlops I believe. sorry for the confusion.
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