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scottcan
11-08-2004, 09:56 AM
Can someone provide me with the llug pattern and offset for rims for my 2004X3 w/sports pack. Need a set of rims for snow tires. I understand the correct snow tire size is 235/55-17?

Thanks,

Larry

kyfdx
11-09-2004, 07:32 AM
Can someone provide me with the llug pattern and offset for rims for my 2004X3 w/sports pack. Need a set of rims for snow tires. I understand the correct snow tire size is 235/55-17?

Thanks,

Larry

The tire size is correct.. I believe the lug pattern on all BMW wheels is 5 X 120... Not sure about the offsets.. Tirerack probably has a wheel that they will guarantee to fit.. You could probably use anything from 17 X 7 to 17 X 8.. If you can find a set of used factory wheels off a stock X3, those would be best..

flynhawaiian
11-09-2004, 09:02 AM
Factory Wheels...

http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_search.asp?Series=X3&ws=0

Check those out, you may want to just get these... :thumbup:

The tire size is correct.. I believe the lug pattern on all BMW wheels is 5 X 120... Not sure about the offsets.. Tirerack probably has a wheel that they will guarantee to fit.. You could probably use anything from 17 X 7 to 17 X 8.. If you can find a set of used factory wheels off a stock X3, those would be best..

MPoWeRMAN
11-11-2004, 10:19 PM
pretty much anything that will fit an E46 will fit an X3

scottcan
11-19-2004, 11:01 AM
Some the old X5 17" rims work on the X3. Same lug pattern offset (within a few mm) and bore

sonicf
12-09-2004, 07:47 PM
5x120 lugs 17 x 8 ET46 offset. 235/55-17 is correct tire size. I could not find any aftermarket wheels with the correct offset, they all seemed to be ET40, which everyone told me would be fine- and it probably would be. But having had several bad experiences with afermarket wheels, I wanted to take no risks. I ended up buying the 112 style wheels with Dunlop Wintersport package from the dealer. MSRP is $450 each but I paid $425 each. Cheapest package from tirerack with the wintersport was $310 each. So for less than $500 total I know I got an exact fit.

kyfdx
12-10-2004, 07:35 AM
5x120 lugs 17 x 8 ET46 offset. 235/55-17 is correct tire size. I could not find any aftermarket wheels with the correct offset, they all seemed to be ET40, which everyone told me would be fine- and it probably would be. But having had several bad experiences with afermarket wheels, I wanted to take no risks. I ended up buying the 112 style wheels with Dunlop Wintersport package from the dealer. MSRP is $450 each but I paid $425 each. Cheapest package from tirerack with the wintersport was $310 each. So for less than $500 total I know I got an exact fit.


$425 each for tire and wheel? So, $1700 total? If so, not bad for a brand new factory set-up.

sonicf
12-13-2004, 09:50 PM
$425 each for tire and wheel? So, $1700 total? If so, not bad for a brand new factory set-up.

plus tax ($1830 total)

pistol_pete
11-26-2010, 02:50 PM
This was my experience. I picked up used X5 e53 17" rims cheap ($50/each). Alot of X5 owners are switching up to 18 and 19 rims, so the stock 17s are easy to come by. Style I got was 57. You can see all styles and specs (including width and offset) here: http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

Attached is a pdf showing the difference between the stock e83 rims (style 112) and the x5 (style 57) rims.

Once I determined that the rims would work (x5 rims are actually 0.5" narrower than x3), then I had to figure out tire size that would work. The OEM tire for the x5 rims was 22mm taller (about an inch). When you multiply x2, the entire wheel is 2" larger.

I used http://www.tiresizecalculator.info/ to determine a better match. 215/60R17 is just about the same diameter, and the 215mm width works nicely with the 190mm wide x5 rim.

Picked up MICHELIN X-ICE XI2 at tirerack.com for $121/each + $70 rebate on 4 = $414. Total cost for snows including rims was around $650. :thumbup:

pistol_pete
12-07-2010, 01:51 PM
Here's pics of the X3 with the X5 Style 57 rims and the Michelin snows on it. Very nice I think. The wheel/tire is the same distance from the body on the exterior (outboard) side of the wheel well, and about an inch narrower (shorter) on the interior (inboard) side.

Note - the X5 rims have Beyern center caps. The person I bought the rims from transferred the BMW caps to the 19" Beyern wheels they upgraded to, so they sold the style 57s with the beyern caps.