Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)

E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2005, 12:22 PM
uny530xi uny530xi is offline
Registered User
Location: Upstate, NY
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2006 530xi
530xi 18" Sport Tire/Wheel Questions

I am trying to determine if I need to buy a set of snows for the winter. Can someone tell me what type of tire (all-season/high performance) is on the 530xi sport package 18" wheels? Also can I run style 124 wheels on a 530xi sport?
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 11-17-2005, 03:02 PM
bmwguynj bmwguynj is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 783
Mein Auto: 2008 550i Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by uny530xi
I am trying to determine if I need to buy a set of snows for the winter. Can someone tell me what type of tire (all-season/high performance) is on the 530xi sport package 18" wheels? Also can I run style 124 wheels on a 530xi sport?
The 530xi 18" Rim option comes with Dunlop or Bridgestone SUMMER Run Flat Tires, so you don't want to go that route for winters up in your area or you will be driving an uncontrollable sled!

I want to upgrade my 530xi to 18" rims, but don't want the runflats, because I don't like switching them out when winter comes around. so I am thinking of getting the rims and getting Michelin Pilot A/S (ultra-high performance all season tire). Decisions Decisions.

You still can't beat a dedicated snow tire and everyone keeps telling me that 18" rims are too large of a rim to drive in the snow. Have to go 17" or under.

Also Style 124 wheels will fit a 530xi.
__________________
2012 Carbon Black BMW 550i M-Sport
2009 Black MB GL550 (Wife's Vehicle)
2012 Black Toyota Highlander Limited
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2005, 03:22 PM
merklebob merklebob is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: seattle, wn
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 884
Mein Auto: 650, 330xi 545man [sold]
i use michelin pilot sprott a/s [18"]on my audi tt awd. they have been very good in the mountain snows, in washinton state and across i90 in the rockys. plus i didnt realize and driving differences form the summer preformance tires i took off.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2005, 03:26 PM
bmwguynj bmwguynj is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: CA
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 783
Mein Auto: 2008 550i Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by merklebob
i use michelin pilot sprott a/s [18"]on my audi tt awd. they have been very good in the mountain snows, in washinton state and across i90 in the rockys. plus i didnt realize and driving differences form the summer preformance tires i took off.
That's awesome news! Thanks for giving us hope! I know this tire is great all year around, but having them on 18" rims, I wasn't really sure how effective they would be in snowy weather driving.
__________________
2012 Carbon Black BMW 550i M-Sport
2009 Black MB GL550 (Wife's Vehicle)
2012 Black Toyota Highlander Limited
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-18-2005, 06:29 AM
merklebob merklebob is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: seattle, wn
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 884
Mein Auto: 650, 330xi 545man [sold]
check tire rack i believe they even had 19 for the 6 series.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM 18" ///M Sport Rims w/ Michelin PS's in PERFECT condition RyanDe680 Classifieds 3 09-01-2003 12:30 PM
Sport Package Questions Alan Niebur 3 Series / 4 Series 1 07-10-2003 03:29 PM
MZ3 S54 Sport mode and the Shark karlblomquist E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 9 06-17-2003 01:13 PM
Sport Mode wishes and questions JPinTO M Series 18 05-13-2003 08:42 PM
auto-x vets, i have some tire/wheel questions reddevil7nine General BMW 7 03-18-2003 02:14 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms