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Old 08-16-2010, 07:53 AM
Chamix Chamix is offline
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Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 535xi
Originally Posted by ressan View Post
I agree you can run staggered wheels on a 535xi just not those. That same vendor sells the same set with 35 & 40 offsets. Both will fit.

I just purchased a set for my 535xi - 19x8.5 et35(245/35R19), 19x9.5 et40(275/30R19).

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With these sizes of wheels you can use offsets from 35-40. Just keep the back offsets equal to or greater than the front.

You may want to look at other tire sizes. Since the key to staggered wheels on an xi is to maintain an equal diamter of wheel + tire in the front and back. You want the gears to spin at the same rate or else over time they will wear down. And you're not going to like the price of repair.

My setup has a 1% difference in diameter between front and back. If you go with a 235/35R19 & 265/30R19 the difference is about 0.7%.

With an et35 on the front and back I would recommend 235/35R19 & 265/30R19 to reduce the risk of rubbing.
By the way, thanks for the link I like their price too! I'm assuming that you got your set with tires? How did you go about the TP sensors? I definitely want to keep that option on my car.


Last edited by Chamix; 08-16-2010 at 07:58 AM. Reason: Re-read link info
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