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alex md 09-01-2011 02:25 PM

535 i rims for 550xi M sport
 
A colleague of mine is selling his brand new rims from 2011 535i SP
245/40/19 front and 275/35/19 rear
2 questions
1. if this rims fit my 550 xi M sport
2. is this a good idea to get this rim and put dedicated winter rubber in order to have good looking winter set
thanks Alex

TJPark01 09-01-2011 04:39 PM

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ideally no. The staggered set up on the F10 is for traction and to combat oversteer, none of which are important when you are driving on snowy roads. Ideally you want a smaller rim and tire for winter driving not a wide rim with low profile tires. I know 17's don't look that hot on a 550, but when you are tracking through the mush, apperance is the last thing on your mind.
BMW sells their own set for the F10 and recommends:
225/55-17 with Run Flat Dunlop SP Wintersport

alex md 09-01-2011 05:55 PM

thanks

nesterk 09-02-2011 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by TJPark01 (Post 6292767)
ideally no. The staggered set up on the F10 is for traction and to combat oversteer, none of which are important when you are driving on snowy roads. Ideally you want a smaller rim and tire for winter driving not a wide rim with low profile tires. I know 17's don't look that hot on a 550, but when you are tracking through the mush, apperance is the last thing on your mind.
BMW sells their own set for the F10 and recommends:
225/55-17 with Run Flat Dunlop SP Wintersport

Does 17" fits 550?
I'd go with 17 for the winter..

Nobody could see or feel the difference when you got something like that :D:D
http://www.nestersoft.com/rasnoe/snow2008_1.jpg

bobblehead 09-02-2011 07:54 AM

17" will not clear the brakes, especially the front.

TJPark01 09-02-2011 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by bobblehead (Post 6293909)
17" will not clear the brakes, especially the front.

This is correct, I was looking at 535i. I don't believe they have a winter tire and rim combo for the 550i.

bobblehead 09-02-2011 08:14 AM

^ why do you need winter package - you are in the sunny Calif.

There is one set being offered for the 5 series (at least for Canada) oem winter package - style 281 - 18 * 8 et 30 - tire 245/45/18 Dunlop 3D ROF - squared setup. I believe the dealer in US sells for $2500.

TJPark01 09-02-2011 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bobblehead (Post 6293960)
^ why do you need winter package - you are in the sunny Calif.

This is common misconception of CA. We have as much severe weather condition as any part of North America. Even in LA, there is skiing 2 hours away, up very steep treacherous terrain that involves driving with snow chains.
In bay area you can drive 3-4 hours to lake tahoe and be at 6k feet base elevation and 9-10k feet on the slopes.


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