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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 05-15-2012, 10:21 AM
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picked up my 2012 3.5i premium and went to swap arches

I assumed since I didn't order sport and my X came with 19" that I'd have to swap the arches for the 20" wheel arches. I ordered a set from ECS, took the rear arches off this morning and it has the same part # as what ECS sent (the sticker says for 20" wheels). Has anyone else had this happen? Not sure why mine came with the correct arches - guess I have a set for sale now...

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:33 PM
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that's weird. can you post a pic of the original rear arches?
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:33 PM
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I assumed since I didn't order sport and my X came with 19" that I'd have to swap the arches for the 20" wheel arches. I ordered a set from ECS, took the rear arches off this morning and it has the same part # as what ECS sent (the sticker says for 20" wheels). Has anyone else had this happen? Not sure why mine came with the correct arches - guess I have a set for sale now...

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part numbers you received please?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:01 PM
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Here you go:

Left rear arch untouched
Left side untouched
Right rear arch from ECS
Right rear arch sticker (original)


Right rear arch part number on original:
07163560

replace extended arch from ECS:
07163560 (right side)
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:43 PM
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I have a 35i premium Feb 2012 build and don't have those wheel arches.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:23 PM
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looks like the flared arches were already factory installed on your car. weird that it happened.
good news is you don't need to swap your wheel arches.

perhaps you can return the purchased wheel arches to ECS since you never installed them.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:34 PM
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I have a 35i premium Feb 2012 build and don't have those wheel arches.
Premiums don't come with flared arches... OP case is a fluke or something special lol.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:05 PM
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Premiums don't come with flared arches... OP case is a fluke or something special lol.
My guess is it's a fluke.

For example, how do you like my 335d?

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Old 05-15-2012, 07:42 PM
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^ lol, did it come with the i from the factory?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:48 PM
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For example, how do you like my 335d?
What the heck! Is this for real? And even the dealer didnt notice the "i"?
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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My guess is it's a fluke.

For example, how do you like my 335d?

Lol, did the dealer eventually replace the "i" with a "d" under warranty?
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:17 AM
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^ lol, did it come with the i from the factory?
Yes that's exactly how it was delivered to me. Lol.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:19 AM
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Lol, did the dealer eventually replace the "i" with a "d" under warranty?
I replaced it myself. I wasn't about to let the dealer do it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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How does it look with the extended arches and the 19" 334? Does it fill ok or are spacers necessary?

Any additional pictures?

Thanks
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