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Old 11-17-2010, 02:16 PM
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2007 530i sport rims not fit on 2011 535i?

I was told when I bought my new 2011 535i that the snow rims I have for my 2007 535i sport would fit on the 2011. The dealer just told me they don't fit on the 2011. Anyone have this problem? Is there any work around this problem?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:52 PM
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I was told when I bought my new 2011 535i that the snow rims I have for my 2007 535i sport would fit on the 2011. The dealer just told me they don't fit on the 2011. Anyone have this problem? Is there any work around this problem?
It depends on what "snow rims" you are referring. There are many. If they are 18x8, they will fit. (But your snow tires would probably have to be changed out...)
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:04 PM
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Wheel offset and hub centerbore size are the two critical measurements for proper wheel fitment. First, find out what offset is required for the 2011 car, and the centerbore size. Then, compare those figures to what is marked on your current "snow wheels". (inside every wheel, there`s a stamped "et" or "is", followed by a 2-digit number....that`s the offset) As long as the snow wheel offset is reasonably close to the "regular" wheels (i.e., within a few mm) you should be OK....
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:57 PM
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They won't fit no pre F10 wheels will I learned the hard way. The parts guys don't even know this
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:21 AM
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The work around is to sell your E60 winter wheels like I did and get new wheels. What you are trying to do will not work.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:42 AM
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They won't fit because the brake calipers are about 30+% bigger on the f10. I also found out the hard way, but last night had installed from Tire Rack 18x8 Moda MD11 w/black accents with non-RFT Michelin X-Ice Xi2 225-50R18 snows. Ride, handling and traction are very impressive so far, although last night's wet snow and freezing rain is barely the true test for our long MN winters.

My cost was $1648.00 for 5 wheels and tires, including shipping, but not including the TPMS sensors that I had already purchased from BMW. If I had to do it again, I would have bought the sensors from Tire Rack also and saved about $175. The fifth wheel is riding in the trunk, which is not a deal for me. For a low-cost solution, I was surprised how good these look on the car.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:29 PM
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Do you have the M Sport Package? My car is on order and I want to have snow tires available by the time it gets here. My sales guy seems to think it is a real problem finding 17 or 18" rims that will fit the 550i Xdrive.

Can anyone suggest rims that will fit my vehicle?
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:22 PM
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They won't fit because the brake calipers are about 30+% bigger on the f10. I also found out the hard way, but last night had installed from Tire Rack 18x8 Moda MD11 w/black accents with non-RFT Michelin X-Ice Xi2 225-50R18 snows. Ride, handling and traction are very impressive so far, although last night's wet snow and freezing rain is barely the true test for our long MN winters.

My cost was $1648.00 for 5 wheels and tires, including shipping, but not including the TPMS sensors that I had already purchased from BMW. If I had to do it again, I would have bought the sensors from Tire Rack also and saved about $175. The fifth wheel is riding in the trunk, which is not a deal for me. For a low-cost solution, I was surprised how good these look on the car.
Looking into buying your same set up. Was that the most economical one you came across? Did you also get the BMW caps for the MODA rims? Post some pics with them on to get an idea of how it'll look.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:19 PM
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Looking into buying your same set up. Was that the most economical one you came across? Did you also get the BMW caps for the MODA rims? Post some pics with them on to get an idea of how it'll look.
Sorry Blackhawk_Pilot, I've been off the forum awhile. The Moda caps are still on, and I wasn't going to order them from Tire Rack until I order some storage for the other wheels. The setup was the best deal I could find in something I actually liked. I actually like the Moda wheel better than the BMW wheel, and so do a couple of other people who have mentioned it.

The car drives like it is on rails. Had 6 inches of snow on top of a little ice here on Thursday - rock steady. The tires do not feel like the Blizzaks I've had in the past, which made the steering feel loose and soft because the tread blocks flex too much.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:07 PM
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I bought BMW Wheel Style 350m - 18" (M-sport wheels) + Dunlop Winter Sport 3D. They worked great in the snow today and on dry pavement. The Dunlop tires are awesome.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:15 PM
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Looking into buying your same set up. Was that the most economical one you came across? Did you also get the BMW caps for the MODA rims? Post some pics with them on to get an idea of how it'll look.
Here are the pictures. Sorry for the quality of the ones with the snow tires/Moda rims. The car was dirty and in a dark garage, and the pictues were taken with an iPhone 3. The other pictures with the standard 18 inch wheels are there to prove the car was once clean. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:45 PM
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wont fit, we have tried it...
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