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      10-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #1
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07 328xi e90 wheel questions.

hey guys i have a 07 328xi e90 and i was talkin to this guy from bmw and he said we cant run nothing staggered at all on our cars, i was thinkin of doing 19 9.5 all the way around or maybe a 9 up front and a 9.5 in the rear if its safe. i was wondering if there will be a problem of any sort????
and if there is anyone running this or something similar setup please post pics i will highly appreciate.
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      10-21-2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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well im running staggered on my 08 328xi and no issues thus far *knock on wood*

my specs are:
19" LC Lemans
Front: 19x8.5 et35 235/35/19
Rear: 19x10 et37 265/30/19
with General Exclaim UHP Tires

hope this helps =D oh and im lowered on H&R sport suspension with stock xi shocks
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      10-23-2010, 07:58 PM   #3
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You can absolutely run staggered wheels on an xi, BMW offers this as an option on xi models from the factory. You just want to make sure the difference in rolling diameter between the front and rear wheels is less than 1%
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      10-25-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
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Coming from Audi's, running staggered on our cars was considered a big no-no. For some reason, everyone I talked to at my local BMW dealership and wheel distributors like VMR said that staggered setups are just fine on my E90 08 328xi. Again, as long as the difference in rolling diameter between the front and rear wheels is less than 1%, it's supposedly OK.

Still scares me, though!
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I can't confirm with preLCI, but I got my 2010 LCI with staggered 18s on 193s with RFTs. I'm going to winter with a square 17 setup, but if I upgrade to 19s in the summer, I'll go staggered as well, just making sure I size the rubber correctly. Hope this helps.

If you want some reference, the 'build your own' at the bmwusa site will even give you all the dimensions that you need.
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thanks for all your input guys it really did help some wheels will be coming pretty soon and tomorrow morning H&R springs will be on =) cant wait!
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