Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Xi with staggered wheels? Is it possible?



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Wheel offset calculator courtesy of BimmerPost.com. You may use this calculator to calculate what tire sizes you might need if you upgrade your tires, or what wheel sizes/offsets are compatible with your car.
    Current Wheel Width  inches             Current Wheel Offset  mm.
         New Wheel Width  inches                  New Wheel Offset  mm.
 
TIRE WIDTH
/
ASPECT RATIO
- WHEEL DIAMETER
ORIGINAL TIRES
/
NEW TIRES
/
Based on your stock wheel setup, your new wheel will have:
Original Tires Diameter (in.)
      New Tires Diameter (in.)
  Difference in diameter (in.)
           Percent Difference %
                     
Speedo @60mph will read: mph
Collapse/Expand the BimmerPost Wheel and Tire calculator
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-05-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
RALFnotralph
Private First Class
 
Drives: 08' 335xi, 97' 328is
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 152
iTrader: (1)

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?
RALFnotralph is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 06:43 AM   #2
ElCapitan
Lieutenant Colonel
 
ElCapitan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E91 328xi & 2008 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Bay, ON

Posts: 1,762
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RALFnotralph View Post
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.
__________________

2008 E90 335i | Silver Grey | Terra | Piano Black | ZSP | ZKO | ZAT | ZKI | ZPL | ZKL |
2007 E91 328xi | Black Sapphire | Terra | ALuminium | ZKO | ZKI | ZPL
Past Cars: 2004 ///M3, 2002 E46 330xi, 2003 GTI 1.8T, 1996 Neon
ElCapitan is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
kushtrimp
Ambassador
 
kushtrimp's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kosovo

Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)

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...
kushtrimp is offline   Albania
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
flexinator
Lieutenant
 
flexinator's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi coupe
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY

Posts: 464
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 335xi  [0.00]
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
flexinator is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
ChuckBimmer
Liv'n the Dream
 
ChuckBimmer's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 335
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA

Posts: 181
iTrader: (0)

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.
__________________
'08 335xi Sparkling Graphite/ZPP/ZSP/Step/CA/iDrive/iPod
Performance: Dinan Stage III Flash (OC, FMIC), Dinan Exhaust, KWV3, 19' BMW Performance Wheels
Stealth: V1, NavAlert, Laser-Interceptor, HuberOptik Tint
Future: CAI
ChuckBimmer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 09:58 AM   #6
ElRedOne
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: '06 330xi, '06 Z4M
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: PA

Posts: 303
iTrader: (0)

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.
__________________
ElRedOne
330 xi Electric Red/Beige Step-Premium-Sport-CW-CA-PDC-Shade
Z4MR Interlagos/Black
ElRedOne is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 10:01 AM   #7
Craig@SupremePower
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Craig@SupremePower's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 Dodge Durango R/T
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 75,000
iTrader: (14)

No problems I've ever seen or heard of in fact doing a staggered set up on a Xi on Saturday!! Good luck...
__________________
Craig@SupremePower is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 11:25 AM   #8
Gerry@bavarianx
Banned
 
Gerry@bavarianx's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E30
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Yorba Linda, CA

Posts: 1,707
iTrader: (20)

Hasn't been an issue from what we've seen. Will work without an issue at all.
Gerry@bavarianx is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
mds82
Major General
 
mds82's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 325xi
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Central Connecticut

Posts: 5,837
iTrader: (40)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to mds82 Send a message via Yahoo to mds82
Make sure your overall tire diameter is the same ( aka rolling diameter)
__________________

19" Breyton Race GTS Matt Grey, Eisenmann 4x70 Exhaust with SR Pipes. Vorsteiner Hood, Bilstein Shocks, CFEverywhere, mtec rear,
Carbon Fiber Headlights
mds82 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 12:27 PM   #10
1WickedE90
Captain
 
1WickedE90's Avatar
 
Drives: In the works again. . .
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA USA

Posts: 669
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by RALFnotralph View Post
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.
1WickedE90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2008, 12:31 PM   #11
Kev
Resident Anesthesiologist
 
Kev's Avatar
 
Drives: VW bug with a misplaced engine
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

Posts: 8,815
iTrader: (24)

Garage List
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.
__________________
kev { divinum est sedate dolorem }
Kev is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
335xi, staggered

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST