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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 06-13-2013, 05:08 PM
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Help on adding flares please

I took the stock 20" wheels and tires from my '13 X5M, bored the rear hubs and installed the wheels on the GF's '13 X5 3.5 Premium. The wheels look great on her X5 but in the rear the tires stick out just over 1/2" beyond the plastic fender lips. I understand there are different fender lips/flares available that might cover the rear tires a little better. What do I need, and has anyone done this? Her X5 has running boards if it makes any difference.

Are these extended flares available for front and rear? Ideally the flares would be matte plastic like the stock lips to avoid painting.

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Old 06-13-2013, 11:41 PM
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Help on adding flares please

Yes, you can get the flare kit from BMW (talk to the parts dept.) and I think I heard that you'd also need to use the spacers on the rear.


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Old 06-14-2013, 06:47 AM
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I got mine from eBay dealer BMW of Newton (NJ I think). Free shipping and a great price. Includes all new fasteners per requirement.

It's not too difficult, there are a lot of threads on this. Need a plastic rivet gun and some time but it's not too difficult.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E70-X5-F...item3cd1d5eeb5
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:58 AM
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Yes, you can get the flare kit from BMW (talk to the parts dept.) and I think I heard that you'd also need to use the spacers on the rear.
You don't need the spacers - people put them just for the looks. It's a matter of taste - personally, I think any deviation from the stock geometry is bad long term, but at the same time stock offset with ext.flares look a bit tucked it in the rear.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:39 AM
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You don't need the spacers - people put them just for the looks. It's a matter of taste - personally, I think any deviation from the stock geometry is bad long term, but at the same time stock offset with ext.flares look a bit tucked it in the rear.
Agree. Forgot to make note of the spacer comment. I have the 19" M Sport package wheels on my diesel and the fenders are filled nicely. The 20s should do the same. Wider in the rear with different offsets. Should only need spacers if you want to go all the way to the edge of the extended fender flare. Totally optional and based on your taste/preference.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:52 AM
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I think the X5M wheels offsets may be different than the std 20's. Certainly won't need wheel spacers. The rear wheels are 11x20 with 315 rubber with offsets that filled out the X5M's wider flares.

Thanks to all, I'll find a set online and no problem drilling out a few pop rivets and installing new ones.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:38 AM
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When compared to the standard/flat arches, may I ask how much extra (inch or mm) do these extended fender flares stick out when measured at the top center area?

Will the 25 or 30 mm spacers for the back (and no spacer for the front) be appropriate?
(i'm thinking no spacers for the front because the "thin" spacers don't look too secure. However for the back, maybe it should be much safer if I use the "10-bolt type" H&R spacers.)

(I have the 19" Y-spoke style 334 wheels and would like to make it look hotter without changing the wheels.)

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You don't need the spacers - people put them just for the looks. It's a matter of taste - personally, I think any deviation from the stock geometry is bad long term, but at the same time stock offset with ext.flares look a bit tucked it in the rear.
I didn't know that..
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When compared to the standard/flat arches, may I ask how much extra (inch or mm) do these extended fender flares stick out when measured at the top center area?

Will the 25 or 30 mm spacers for the back (and no spacer for the front) be appropriate?
(i'm thinking no spacers for the front because the "thin" spacers don't look too secure. However for the back, maybe it should be much safer if I use the "10-bolt type" H&R spacers.)

(I have the 19" Y-spoke style 334 wheels and would like to make it look hotter without changing the wheels.)

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I had 20" 214 style wheels and added a 25mm to the rear and nothing up front it looks ok, a 15mm up front would make them look even but I think looks ok without spacers in the front.
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Flares added to our diesel with the M Sport style 223 wheels. Rear is 285/45/19, but don't recall the offset.
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Finally got around to putting the flares on the GF's car today. It only took about an hour, but I had the use of a lift. I found it easier to remove the wheels but if your rivet puller is close coupled you might get away with leaving the wheels on.

The correct p/n is 5177 0421056 which includes:

7163557 front arch
7163558 front arch
7163559 rear arch
7163660 rear arch
7171004 rivet (20 pcs)
9140786 blind rivets (20 pcs)

The X5M wheels fit great - this is likely an uncommon set-up since the rear wheels need the center bore opened-up but there are a lot of X5M and X6M wheel take-off sets around for under $1,500 with new rubber The wheels are forged Style 299M 10x20 & 11x20 with 275/40x20 & 315/35x20 rubber





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Old 07-15-2013, 05:36 PM
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^yours looks great!

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If anyone is searching the entire internet wondering how much further out these fenders/arches extend compared to the flat ones....
Front = +7 or +8 mm
Rear = +30 or +31 mm
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