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Old 05-08-2013, 10:26 PM
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E70 19in wheels can be used without mods on an E53?

no need for spacers/etc?

the tire sizes are the same but just wondering about things like offset/etc. I'm not car-knowledgeable but just talking about some things I've read in the past.

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM
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They would fit fine except you would need to get hub centric rings.
The center mounting hub on the E70 is a tad bigger than that of the E53, so when getting E70 rims for the E53, they would be a tad bigger and would possibly not be 100 percent centered over the hub when mounting those heavy wheels.
Even when you torque and tighten the lug nuts, you would then have a slight vibration on any or all four wheels at certain speeds and that would be annoying. Otherwise everything else should fit.
I'm running style 300 for E70, and they're not bad. I do get quite a few compliments.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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Even when you torque and tighten the lug nuts, you would then have a slight vibration on any or all four wheels at certain speeds and that would be annoying.
seems it would make for an uncomfortable ride? o.O
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:51 PM
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seems it would make for an uncomfortable ride? o.O
That's why you would want the hub centric rings.
E70 center bore is 74mm, and E53 is 72.5mm.
That 1.5mm doesn't seem much, but makes a difference when driving at highway speed, especially if all four wheels are doing it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:01 PM
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thanks for the help
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:13 PM
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E70 19in wheels can be used without mods on an E53?

Do you know if the E70 M series is also compatable and if so were did you get the hub center rings?


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Do you know if the E70 M series is also compatable and if so were did you get the hub center rings?


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ALL e70 X5s have a 74.1mm wheel hub. ALL e53 X5s have a 72.56mm wheel hub. If you pull up the e53 & e70 wheels in the parts database...you'll see that their wheel offset ranges are the same...and the wheel bolt pattern (5x120mm) is also the same. The difference is the wheel hub.

{Don't include the e71 (X6) wheels in this discussion...there are more things to look for with that model because it has a split axle set-up...the rear & front axle's hubs are not the same size.}

If you don't have a wheel/tire vendor that you frequent and know that would have hub centric rings...just a simple google search (type "hub centric rings" in the search box) will give you pages of results. Or you could call a reputable wheel/tire vendor in your area and ask them about purchasing hub centric rings that would reduce a 74.1mm wheel to fit a 72.56mm hub...iif they are reputable, they'll know what you're asking.
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As stated you'll need hub rings to run the E70 wheels on the E53, HERE is a link to our 74.1 to 72.56 hub rings. They are the same rings we're running in the photo below to run the E70 spec Alzor 710s on the E53.



As for the X5M wheels. You'd want to run the extended flare kit on your E53 to keep everything looking proper. But 21x10 Et40 21x11.5 ET38s can be run on the E53, they will be wide and aggressive.
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