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Old 04-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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hey guys,

looking into getting some new wheels for the tourer, and thought to keep in tune with the OEM style i'd try the X5 sport wheels

they are 19x9 and 10 i think with an offset of 45

will i struggle to get these on?

any help wouldbe awesome, as im a VW man, BMWtuning is all new to me

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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What tire sizes do you plan on using? Is your car lowered? If so, how low?

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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the car is lowered, but on adjustable Spax coilovers so not a problem to get it just right, going yo get the arches rolled flat, possibly a litle flare, nothing too nuts tho, hate spoiling the lines of a car with flares

will be looking to run a 235/35 on the 9 and a 255/30 on the 10
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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click link in sig man, if the offset is 45 it will work with spacers. DOOOO IT
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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smashing, cheers bud, what about nines on the front?

thinkng possibly they are 48 no 45
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9 will work up front just fine with about et40 or so. less if you run stretched tires. et45 might run inside with 9s, so youd need spacers again
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:46 PM   #7
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possibly smaller tyres, maybe a 225.35 front and 245.3o rear looking at pics,

would like a subtle stretch, and max clearance
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255 is a good stretch on 10s, 245s I think is going to the more extreme stretch.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:40 PM   #9
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just trial fitted them, i think an 8mm spacer up front and a 5mm up rear should be fine, will sit flush with the arch then

cant wait to get them painted and tyred up!!!!

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will put a taster up tomorrow
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What's the center bore on those wheels? 72.5? I didn't even think you could fit them on without hubcentric spacers. I figured they would be different like the 5 and 7 series wheels.

Pretty excited to see this.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:18 PM   #13
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same center bore

the spacers im going to use dont need to be hubcentric (i dont think) as there is still some of the hub left to mount on


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Old 04-23-2010, 08:50 AM   #17
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sorry caps, my net got cut off

back with the folks for the weekend,

and the are phone camera pics, so here you go!!!!







they are off to be refurb'd in audi aviator grey (if they can get the RAL code)

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wow, that looks really good! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #19
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not bad for 9s and 10s eh

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