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      02-19-2019, 12:25 PM   #1
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Wheel Fitment for x-Drives Only (post your pics/specs)

It seems that x-Drivers don't have a thread like this. Let's make it easy for the x-Drive owners to find aftermarket wheel/tire setups. Please post as much info as you can, as well as photos:

-Pre LCI or LCI
-Staggered or Square (height, width, and ET)
-Tire Brand and Specs
-Spacers or no spacers
-Stock height, sport height, M-sport height, or aftermarket coils/springs
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      02-19-2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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Summer set up. LCI e90 on KW v1 near the max height.

18x8.5 et 29 - 225/40/18 conti dws
18x9.5 et 23 - 255/35/18 conti dws

Slight rubbing over big bumps so rolled the fenders.
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      02-19-2019, 08:20 PM   #3
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Winter set up. LCI e90 kw v1

18x8 et40 & 10mm spacer 225/40/18 blizzak
18x8 et40 & 20mm spacer 225/40/18 blizzak

No rubbing on this set up. I've also run this set without spacers successfully for 2 winters.

Also anyone that is debating a dedicated set of snows - stop overthinking it, it's worth it.
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      03-04-2019, 07:25 PM   #4
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255/35/18 square. 9" ET30 Apex Arc 8's in hyper silver on Michelin PSS.

ST V1's on their highest setting, no rubbing, but its damn close.

Tried 5mm spacers in the rear and got rubbing.



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      03-05-2019, 04:43 PM   #5
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255/35/18 square. 9" ET30 Apex Arc 8's in hyper silver on Michelin PSS.

ST V1's on their highest setting, no rubbing, but its damn close.

Tried 5mm spacers in the rear and got rubbing.



That fitment looks great!
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      03-05-2019, 06:27 PM   #6
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This is always an interesting topic that doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves. This post will be specifically regarding tire sizes. As a general rule for E9x xDrive cars, we want to keep the difference in overall rolling diameter well below 1%. With a square fitment this is easy, but with staggered, here are the combinations we've found to work:

17" Staggered Tires - xDrive compatible:

Front: 225/45-17
Rear: 255/40-17
Difference: 0.2%

Front: 235/45-17
Rear: 265/40-17
Difference: 0.1%


18" Staggered Tire setups - xDrive compatible:

Front: 225/40-18
Rear: 255/35-18
Difference: 0.2%

Front: 235/40-18
Rear: 265/35-18
Difference: 0.4%


19" Staggered Tire setups - xDrive compatible:

Front: 225/35-19
Rear: 265/30-19
Difference: 0.2%

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Glad to see a thread for this. Completed my tire/rim setup today but had a hell of a time answering my fitment questions on the web in the past few weeks. Hopefully others have an easier time in the future!

I have an 06 E90 325xi on H&R lowering springs and Koni FSDs. 18x8" ET35 square eBay rims (not bad considering the $535 price point) Falken 950 tires 225 45 r18. Yes, the profile really is 45 it's not a mistake! I took a gamble on this fitment, I knew it would work at stock ride height but being lowered the 45 profile was risky. I really wanted the extra tire meat if I could fit it bc my ride quality is already so harsh and I was coming from 16s. Turns out this setup fits perfect. No rubbing that I have experienced... yet. Cheers.
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Style 193m 18" 225 40 front 255 35 rear

Loving this setup just wrapped the wheels with Bridgestone potenza re71r's and its night and day between these and runflats.

Edit: images should be here somewhere?
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Pre-LCI xi
18x9 ET30 ARC-8 square setup
H&R coilovers, 12mm rear spacers, 235/40R18 Conti DWS. Had to raise rear slightly due to rubbing on fender liner under large/high speed compressions... no rubbing since

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18x9 arc-8 et30 squared on stock xdrive suspension. 10mm rear soacer would be recomended.
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Ssr Gt2
19x8.5 et 42 with 15mm spacer so et 27
19x10 et 25
235 & 265 setup

Rear fender liners are a trimmed, inner fender lip is shaved, fender rolled and pulled. No rubbing with 2 deg of camber.


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Ssr Gt2
19x8.5 et 42 with 15mm spacer so et 27
19x10 et 25
235 & 265 setup

Rear fender liners are a trimmed, inner fender lip is shaved, fender rolled and pulled. No rubbing with 2 deg of camber.


This setup looks incredible!
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