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dherzfeld
03-07-2005, 02:01 AM
I'm getting ready to ("fixing to" in Texas) place my X3 3.0 order for European Delivery. Premium Package, non-sport, jet-black/terracotta, xenons, premium audio, etc. etc. The standard 3.0 wheels don't really appeal to me that much. I find myself drawn more to the 2.5 standard wheels. Maybe it's something about the straight lines of the 3.0 wheels don't seem to fit with the contours of the exterior. Would it be sacrilege to order a 3.0 with 2.5 wheels? Would the dealer/BMW do this? I assume they would, I have found that the cost of the wheels are the same.

tonymey
03-07-2005, 02:54 AM
Hey all they can do is say no,, your other option is the 18 inch upgrade wheels.

dherzfeld
03-07-2005, 07:44 AM
Hey all they can do is say no,, your other option is the 18 inch upgrade wheels.

I believe the 18" upgrade wheels require the sport package.

Nick325xiT 5spd
03-07-2005, 07:50 AM
They won't order it...

But I'm very certain they'd be THRILLED to swap wheels with a 2.5 on the lot.

tonymey
03-07-2005, 08:27 AM
My mistake,,The 18" wheel option is available for $500 w/o sport package in the 3.0, not the 2.5. :tsk:

Alloy Wheels, 18-In. X 8-In., 18-In. X 9-In. (Mfr Code 2LA) $500
Alloy Wheels, Front 18-In. X 8-In., Rear 18-In. X 9-In.
Front SBRP235/50VR18, Rear SBRP255/45VR18 Performance Tires

kyfdx
03-08-2005, 09:55 AM
I'm getting ready to ("fixing to" in Texas) place my X3 3.0 order for European Delivery. Premium Package, non-sport, jet-black/terracotta, xenons, premium audio, etc. etc. The standard 3.0 wheels don't really appeal to me that much. I find myself drawn more to the 2.5 standard wheels. Maybe it's something about the straight lines of the 3.0 wheels don't seem to fit with the contours of the exterior. Would it be sacrilege to order a 3.0 with 2.5 wheels? Would the dealer/BMW do this? I assume they would, I have found that the cost of the wheels are the same.

The cheapest way, would be to look for 2.5 wheels on roadfly.. Then keep your 3.0 wheels to put back on when selling the car.. Or sell them in the classifieds..

The dealers really pound you on small changes like this...