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      06-05-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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Xi with staggered wheels? Is it possible?

I have a 335xi and I'm want to get staggered rims. Maybe it's just a rumor but I was told that it will mess up your ride of the car? or maybe its bad in general for all wheel drive cars?
Basically, will I have any problems if it put staggered rims on my car?
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I have a 335xi and I'm want to get staggered rims. Maybe it's just a rumor but I was told that it will mess up your ride of the car? or maybe its bad in general for all wheel drive cars?
Basically, will I have any problems if it put staggered rims on my car?
You can order the xi with a staggered setup from the factory. You just have to stay at the same diametre Front/Rear as far as I know.

BTW this should have posted in the Wheel and Tires Section.
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No, you will have no problems if you put staggered rims in your car... if you like em, go ahead with it. It won't mess up your ride or anythin' so don't worry about it...
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i am running 275/30 and 235/35 on 19s... they don't bother my xi... just make sure the setup you pick has the same overall rolling diameter... there are lots of charts at tire rack that will show you those numbers
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My car was ordered witht he factory 18' 162 staggered. Later, I changed to the 19' 269 staggered which was done at my BMW dealer. No problems at all.
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I switched to staggered only because pricing was better (purchased nearly-new 197's w/tires on ebay). My concern was increased understeer from the setup, but its effect has been negligible.
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No problems I've ever seen or heard of in fact doing a staggered set up on a Xi on Saturday!! Good luck...
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Hasn't been an issue from what we've seen. Will work without an issue at all.
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Make sure your overall tire diameter is the same ( aka rolling diameter)
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I have a 335xi and I'm want to get staggered rims. Maybe it's just a rumor but I was told that it will mess up your ride of the car? or maybe its bad in general for all wheel drive cars?
Basically, will I have any problems if it put staggered rims on my car?
Try "building" a new 335xi on www.bmwusa.com and when you get to the package section, select "sport" and choose the staggered 18" wheel/tire option. If BMW offers it, it absolutely works & is factory-approved.
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It's possible to run a staggered setup, and, as others have correctly pointed out, the stock Sport PKG 18" Performance Wheel option (Style 189) is staggered.

If you want to run 19" staggered setup, you should get 235/35R19 front tires and 275/30/R19 rear tires for the best match of diameter / circumference.
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