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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:39 PM
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How do you get 4.8 wheels on a 3.0 2007 x5?

I tried upgrading the wheels to 4.8 wheels when I ordered my X5 but the dealer said the factory won't do that. Anybody know how to switch them out and pay for an upgrade when the car arrives?
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Old 02-13-2007, 03:29 AM
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I tried upgrading the wheels to 4.8 wheels when I ordered my X5 but the dealer said the factory won't do that. Anybody know how to switch them out and pay for an upgrade when the car arrives?
You can buy them from any dealer. I suspect the reason you can't order them with the 3.0 is the brakes are smaller on the 3.0. Bigger wheels require more braking power due to the larger mass. Also, the 4.8 come standard with the larger brakes.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:20 PM
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Imho...

...I think it is a way for BMW to steer you towards buying the 4.8i. Probably a bigger margin on that vehicle and many people (myself included) are interested in putting 20" rims on the 3.0si.

FWIW, I am starting to really like these 20" rims, located on the BMW Canada X5 accesories site. I have already ordered the fender flares from the 4.8i and my dealer is swapping them out for me, along with the 4.8i's front grill.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:01 PM
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Looks like you will have to admire mine or pay thru the nose for yours from the dealer.
Maybe you can get lucky on eBay.

I love these 20" rims!!
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:16 PM
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Quick question to anyone who has the 20" rims without the 3rd row seats.
Are the tires regular all season tires or are they still runflats? Does it come with the spare wheel/tire?
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:18 PM
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Quick question to anyone who has the 20" rims without the 3rd row seats.
Are the tires regular all season tires or are they still runflats? Does it come with the spare wheel/tire?
Dunlop Performance. Runflats
No spare in Canada.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:30 AM
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...I think it is a way for BMW to steer you towards buying the 4.8i. Probably a bigger margin on that vehicle and many people (myself included) are interested in putting 20" rims on the 3.0si.

FWIW, I am starting to really like these 20" rims, located on the BMW Canada X5 accesories site. I have already ordered the fender flares from the 4.8i and my dealer is swapping them out for me, along with the 4.8i's front grill.
Those are good looking wheels... I didn't realize the 4.8 has different fender flares although I noticed something looked different other than the wheels and grill... are they available in U.S.?
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:35 AM
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I looked at the 3.0 and the 4.8 side by side yesterday and did not notice any difference in the flares. They had reg and sport of both, with no noticable diff. in flares. The noticable things to me are the grill, wheels, exhaust tips, and the window trim is chrome on the 4.8 and a dull black on the 3.0(non-sport versions).
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:45 AM
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I looked at the 3.0 and the 4.8 side by side yesterday and did not notice any difference in the flares. They had reg and sport of both, with no noticable diff. in flares. The noticable things to me are the grill, wheels, exhaust tips, and the window trim is chrome on the 4.8 and a dull black on the 3.0(non-sport versions).
Flares are wider only on the 4.8 with sport & 20" wheels.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:44 AM
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I will have to measure this. I know you get your speed bumped up to from 130 to 150 MPH if you get the 20" rims.. did not know about the wider fenders.

All I know is that I love those wide tires! And today... I get to drive in the snow a little and hope they get me there.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:03 PM
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I noticed that the rear fenders do flare outward on my vehicle. I will have to check the standard vehicles to see if the are flat.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:49 PM
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Flares

The Flares on the 4.8 and 3.0 are the same even if you order the sport pkg, however, if you order the 4.8 with sport & 20" wheels then the flares come wider.
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Old 02-17-2007, 04:43 AM
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4.8i sport flares

they are different i ordered them 3 weeks ago still on back order, trying to buy 4.8i tips for my loaded 3.0si sport, waiting on 22" wheels to come in. The flares are expensive for what they are.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:19 AM
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Hi drjeff,

I'm not sure why you can't have the 20"ers on the 3.0, here in the UK, the 20"ers are available as a factory cost option. That includes the extended flared arches. The brakes are more than up to the job of handling the larger wheels.

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Old 02-17-2007, 08:22 AM
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Not sure I would be rushing for 20" wheels on an X5. The runflat tires in that size are $450 from tirerack, plus tax, shipping and installation.

The cheaper non run flat tire are still in the $300-$400 range. It wil be a few years before prices come down since the tire is new.

In either case, definately get tire insurance as the tires cost more than tires for a 911.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:24 PM
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I have to have them.... They look so sweet on the new X5!!

I purchased the tire protection. With as many nails I have picked up in my old X5 with low profile tires..... I will be using the service!
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:56 AM
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they are different i ordered them 3 weeks ago still on back order, trying to buy 4.8i tips for my loaded 3.0si sport, waiting on 22" wheels to come in. The flares are expensive for what they are.
I was looking into getting 4.8i tips for my 3.0si also, but I haven't had any luck? Can you point me in the right direction.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:35 PM
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:43 PM
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I checked on ebay and I don't see the exhaust tips that are on the 2007 4.8is X5...do you have a link to them.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:52 PM
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