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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

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:35 PM
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550i 2008 Tires for 20x9 and 20x10.5

Just bought Vossen wheels CV2 20 x 9 front and 20 x 10.5 rear. Rear tire they say should be 285-25-20 Hard to find and seems to be a odd size. Anybody have thoughts or experince with this set up? 2008 550i. http://www.vossenwheels.com/wheels/VVSCV2.aspx[/IMG]
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:37 PM
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http://www.vossenwheels.com/CarGalle...VSCV2-575.aspx

Should be link to Black 550i with wheels i bought
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:36 PM
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Just bought Vossen wheels CV2 20 x 9 front and 20 x 10.5 rear. Rear tire they say should be 285-25-20 Hard to find and seems to be a odd size. Anybody have thoughts or experince with this set up? 2008 550i. http://www.vossenwheels.com/wheels/VVSCV2.aspx[/IMG]
I'm running 285 x 25 x 20's at the back on my 535. They are the Falken 452's. Not bad but not great. They are noisy. The fronts are 245 x 30 x 20's.

Just make sure you run 40lbs of air in the tires. There's not much sidewall so it's easy to bend a rim if you hit a pothole.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:53 PM
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How about 285-30-20 in rear. Anybody know if they will rub. Going to run 255-30-20 in front
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:59 PM
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Do you have a pic of your set up? I just want more sidewall on rears. Plus they are much cheaper tires
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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Do you have a pic of your set up? I just want more sidewall on rears. Plus they are much cheaper tires
I think a 275 x 30 x 20 would be about the same dia. as the stock tire.

Send me you email and I'll send you a few pics of the wheels/tires.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:06 PM
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They say 285 is needed for 10.5 wide rim. Stock is 10 inch
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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Do you have a pic of your set up? I just want more sidewall on rears. Plus they are much cheaper tires
Here are a few pictures.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:15 PM
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How wide are your rims? front and rear. Im going to try 255-30 front and 285-30 rear. Hope they dont rub! I like your set up!
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:21 AM
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How wide are your rims? front and rear. Im going to try 255-30 front and 285-30 rear. Hope they dont rub! I like your set up!
It's hard to say what size they are exactly. It looks like the front is 9 and the rear is 10 but they could be 9.5 and 10.5.
Make damn sure you get a proper alignment after the install. My back tires are shot cause the alignment was out of wack. I don't like the Falken 452's so I'll probably buy a set of Pirelli P-zero Nero. They aren't cheap and there aren't many choices when you have to run a certain size 20 front and rear. I wonder if I could use a 255 x 30 front and a 285 x 30 rear? The roads around here are terrible and it's easy to mess up a rim with these low profile tires. I wish I had 19's. Isn't the diameter to much? I think you have to be careful when you install over size tires on these cars. Something to do with Traction Control? I have to find out.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:29 PM
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Vossen 9.5 front and 10.5 rear. 255-30-20 front and 285-30-20 rear went with Hankook V12 evo. No rubbing smooth as silk...... Pic to come
Black on black 2008 550i Loaded
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:40 PM
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:46 PM
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New Vossen CV2 on 2008 550i PICS

Better pics to come time for alingment!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:04 PM
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Better pics to come time for alingment!
Looks good.

I think I'm going to go with 245/35's up front and 285/30 out back.
Might not look that horny but I need tires with more sidewall.
Hate fixing my wheels all the time. One of my rears was cracked, bent and out of round.
I think I bought the car with them already messed up.
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