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      09-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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How friendly is the awd system with staggered wheels? Work well or not?
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How friendly is the awd system with staggered wheels? Work well or not?
As long as it's an OEM size, it works fine. Sport package 335i can/could be factory ordered with them.
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How friendly is the awd system with staggered wheels? Work well or not?
As long as it's an OEM size, it works fine. Sport package 335i can/could be factory ordered with them.
My factory size is 17. So what your saying is only do it if I get a 17" wheel?
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I have oem style 197 18" on 328xi. So far didn't have any problems.
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I have a E91 xdrive with sports package/staggered, OEM style 286 17x8.0 front and 17x8.5 back. If you go up a size for rims, you can use the wheel offset calculator at the top and as far as i know, as long as the wheel diameter is within 3% then thats OK for xdrive setup
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I have a E91 xdrive with sports package/staggered, OEM style 286 17x8.0 front and 17x8.5 back. If you go up a size for rims, you can use the wheel offset calculator at the top and as far as i know, as long as the wheel diameter is within 3% then thats OK for xdrive setup
actually, i think this rule applies to all cars (speedometer, tpms, abs, etc)
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I have a E91 xdrive with sports package/staggered, OEM style 286 17x8.0 front and 17x8.5 back. If you go up a size for rims, you can use the wheel offset calculator at the top and as far as i know, as long as the wheel diameter is within 3% then thats OK for xdrive setup
3%?!?

Pretty sure it should be under 1%........
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3%?!?

Pretty sure it should be under 1%........
In the front mine is at 1.9% and the rear is at 4%. Whats the big deal??

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Never mind, just played around with it I understand it now. But if its over 1% what happens besides the speedo reading differently?
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Don't quote me on this but I think its bad for the transfer case.
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Don't quote me on this but I think its bad for the transfer case.
Don't quote him because he's wrong. :P

Xi models came with staggered rims/tires. Keep your rolling diameter within 1% and you will be fine.
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Don't quote him because he's wrong. :P

Xi models came with staggered rims/tires. Keep your rolling diameter within 1% and you will be fine.
How about you enlighten us then as which part is going to be damaged if the diameter is over 1%?
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Yes you can stagger on a XI.. I got my old rims on my new ride, as long as the tires match the specs in your manual you are g2g.
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Staggered wheels and tires are very common on the xi, you just need to keep the rolling diameter within 1% between front and rear wheels. Some people prefer to keep things square to avoid any headaches though.
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Don't quote him because he's wrong. :P

Xi models came with staggered rims/tires. Keep your rolling diameter within 1% and you will be fine.
mines a e92 335xi and its staggered. only bummer is you cant rotate your tires to make them last longer so theyll wear quicker but no i dont mind them at all.
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