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Old 12-31-2012, 12:33 PM
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New X5M yesterday with the Style 300 wheels. I need another set of wheels to mount winter tires for Montana but was told yesterday the front and rear centerbores of the X5M are different diameter, and std X5 19" wheels will not fit

Is this correct, and if so what are you guys doing?

thx - dk
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New X5M yesterday with the Style 300 wheels. I need another set of wheels to mount winter tires for Montana but was told yesterday the front and rear centerbores of the X5M are different diameter, and std X5 19" wheels will not fit

Is this correct, and if so what are you guys doing?

thx - dk
I ordered a set of 20" OZ Superturismo Dakar with Conti DWS from TireRack for year round driving. They arrive on Wednesday. TireRack confirmed the center bores are different sizes.

I took a look and they also have a 19" Winter set-up:
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I found a good deal on a set of brand new OEM BMW 19" 298M wheels (9"x19") that seem to be made for the X5M/6M.

Can you please educate me on winter tires for this car? We have homes in SoCal and NW Montana and the X5 will allow us to spend some winter time in MT. We keep a beater Dodge Ram 4/4 with studded snow tires for serious weather but I have no experience on real winter tires; only M+S. What do you recommend? Tire size will be 255/50x19 all around.

I hope this works out; there isn't a BMW dealer in the entire state of Montana! The nearest one will be 200+ miles away in Spokane

Thanks in advance

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I found a good deal on a set of brand new OEM BMW 19" 298M wheels (9"x19") that seem to be made for the X5M/6M.

Can you please educate me on winter tires for this car? We have homes in SoCal and NW Montana and the X5 will allow us to spend some winter time in MT. We keep a beater Dodge Ram 4/4 with studded snow tires for serious weather but I have no experience on real winter tires; only M+S. What do you recommend? Tire size will be 255/50x19 all around.

I hope this works out; there isn't a BMW dealer in the entire state of Montana! The nearest one will be 200+ miles away in Spokane

Thanks in advance

dk
Educate you on Winter tires! Couldn't you have asked about something less contrversial like who won the fiscal cliff battle?

As a performance oriented driver, I'm staying with the stock sizes and ultra high performance all-season tires. I don't mind slipping and sliding a bit, but I'm also staying away from Montana in the Winter. By going to the Winter-size (255/50x19) you are gaining snow traction by putting more weight on the contact patch, softening your ride (unless you are staying with RFTs), and giving up some cornering capability. If you were to take the next step and put on Performance Winter tires, like the Michelin Pilot Alpin that I use on my car, then you are further enhancing your Winter traction, but giving up only a little in dry weather traction. Finally, going to a snow tire (studdable or not) you should be able to handle whatever Montana throws at you, but you will lose additional dry traction and pick up a potentially siginificant amount road noise. Also, Winter tires do not have a treadlife rating, so please read some reviews to find out how long a particular Winter tire might last. Good Luck.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:34 AM
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The Pilot Alpin in 255/50x19 are sold out for this season so the well known Blizzak LM-60 or the newly introduced Pirelli Scorpion Winter (replacing the decade old Scorpion Ice and Snow) may be my best options. Very little history on the Pirellis since they're so new but the Cayenne folks are cautiously trying them out even though they aren't N rated.

Blizzaks seem to be a safer choice since the Michi's aren't available, but Tire Rack is really pimping the Scorpion Winters.

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I have a set of OEM X5M wheels, with TPMS installed, and Pirelli Scorpian Ice and Snow's at about 95%. They have exactly 1000 miles on them. Interested in purchasing the set? Located in Seattle, by the way. 425 890 4554.
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I missed your set by about a week :-(( I bought a set of new 19" style 298's and Pirelli Scorpion Winters and will be driving to its new home at Flathead Lake in February.
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New X5M yesterday with the Style 300 wheels. I need another set of wheels to mount winter tires for Montana but was told yesterday the front and rear centerbores of the X5M are different diameter, and std X5 19" wheels will not fit

Is this correct, and if so what are you guys doing?

thx - dk
As previously mentioned, the standard X5/X6 wheels will NOT fit the ///M versions. The rotors are too big.

I just ordered from Tire Rack yesterday:

Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow 255/50/19 all around on Sport Edition WX5 wheels.
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As previously mentioned, the standard X5/X6 wheels will NOT fit the ///M versions. The rotors are too big.

I just ordered from Tire Rack yesterday:

Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow 255/50/19 all around on Sport Edition WX5 wheels.
I ended up with 19" style 298 wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Winters in 255/50x19 from Tire Rack. I am very curious as to your decision to use Pirelli Ice and Snow vs the Winters?

It was sort of a flip of a coin but the Cayenne guys are gravitating towards the newer Winters.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:13 AM
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I ended up with 19" style 298 wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Winters in 255/50x19 from Tire Rack. I am very curious as to your decision to use Pirelli Ice and Snow vs the Winters?

It was sort of a flip of a coin but the Cayenne guys are gravitating towards the newer Winters.
Their weren't any reviews listed for the Pirelli Winter so I wasn't quite sure about them yet. . The Ice/Snow had great reviews.
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As previously mentioned, the standard X5/X6 wheels will NOT fit the ///M versions. The rotors are too big.

I just ordered from Tire Rack yesterday:

Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow 255/50/19 all around on Sport Edition WX5 wheels.
I'm new to this, reading, and learning a lot. I understand the rear bore of the M is only 72.4mm, while the front is 74mm. I was under the impression that the E53 X5 had 72.56 hub diameters, although often reported at 74mm, and the E70 non-M has 74mm hub diameters. Meaning, that E53 wheels will fit E70 X5M only if the fronts are bored out to 74mm (rears are fine); E70 nonM wheels will fit E70 X5M front w/o issue, but rears will have 1mm play. Centering rings are always an option. I am only referring to the 20" wheel options. Is it an offset problem?

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