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Old 05-10-2017, 03:42 PM
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Anybody know what would be the maximum size wheel and tires I can install on a 328xi coupe without spacers?
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be careful with offset.
I bought my 335xi with staggered wheels and it is putting stress on my differential, which is an essential part of my drivetrain. DO NOT buy wheels or tires that are wider or have a different circumference between the front and rear.
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Right but wider tires always hot on bimmers
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Bought new OEM bmw oil filter from the deler parts store but noticed the filter says Mann filter. Is BMW get filters from Mann? The box was bmw original but the filter inside has Mann print. Just wondering
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Bought new OEM bmw oil filter from the deler parts store but noticed the filter says Mann filter. Is BMW get filters from Mann? The box was bmw original but the filter inside has Mann print. Just wondering
Mann makes BMW filters. Just go buy a Mann filter. Exact same part. Save your money.
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be careful with offset.
I bought my 335xi with staggered wheels and it is putting stress on my differential, which is an essential part of my drivetrain. DO NOT buy wheels or tires that are wider or have a different circumference between the front and rear.
why not? is it because of mismatched sidewall size?

EG. if the front tires are 225/35/r19, and the rear is staggered, then the rear must be 255/30/r19. the smaller sidewall in the rear matches sidewall size and fixes any issue you may have with xdrive.

are you saying to avoid a staggered setup in general, or only if you have xDrive?
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Do I need to do wheel alignment each time I swap between 17" stock wheels to 19" summer wheels?
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Do I need to do wheel alignment each time I swap between 17" stock wheels to 19" summer wheels?
Nope. That does not affect the alignment in any way.
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Nope. That does not affect the alignment in any way.
+1.

I've been noticing some tranlining over grooved roads and the wheel sometimes pulls to the right particularly when braking. Wanted to make sure this is normal.

Otherwise, switching to a lightweight set of 19 inch tires with performance tires can go a long way for overall performance of your vehicle.
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+1.

I've been noticing some tranlining over grooved roads and the wheel sometimes pulls to the right particularly when braking. Wanted to make sure this is normal.

Otherwise, switching to a lightweight set of 19 inch tires with performance tires can go a long way for overall performance of your vehicle.
Lol my 18's handled much better and was much more comfortable on the bad roads here than my 19's. Which is a given. But I love the way the 19's look so I keep em on.
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Which tire sizes did you have?

My 19's are a little heavy, but barely any heavier then the 17's they replaced. Went from 55/r17 to 35/r19. Massive difference in handling.
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I feel like the steering is harder to maneuver. This especially when I do parking and take it out from driveway. Certainly would be very difficult for a lady to steer without strength. Is this normal in bmws or a powersteering issue?
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Uh check your power steering levels. You must want to do a full fluid flush as well.

If your power steering fluid is full, then that is how heavy the steering is supposed to be.
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why not? is it because of mismatched sidewall size?

EG. if the front tires are 225/35/r19, and the rear is staggered, then the rear must be 255/30/r19. the smaller sidewall in the rear matches sidewall size and fixes any issue you may have with xdrive.

are you saying to avoid a staggered setup in general, or only if you have xDrive?
Im just saying for xdrive. Bmw said the setup i have now is damaging the transfer case's wet clutch and it could be a 4,000 dollar repair if it isnt corrected
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That's a load of **** they are trying to rob you of your money as usual.

If you have a staggered setup eg 225/35/r19 front and 255/35/r19 rear yes, that's not good for your transfer case.

BUT, if the rear sidewall size is one smaller then the front (225/35/r19 front 255/30/r19 rear) sidewall thickness is matched front to rear and there will be absolutely no damage done whatsoever to your drivetrain.
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Mann makes BMW filters. Just go buy a Mann filter. Exact same part. Save your money.
+1. Can't go wrong with OEM.
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Uh check your power steering levels. You must want to do a full fluid flush as well.

If your power steering fluid is full, then that is how heavy the steering is supposed to be.
Thanks for comments! Btw does e92 have PS drain plugs to flush ? I saw in youtube they pump out oil and refill reservoir. They don't drain or remove plug in the process
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I feel like the steering is harder to maneuver. This especially when I do parking and take it out from driveway. Certainly would be very difficult for a lady to steer without strength. Is this normal in bmws or a powersteering issue?
Likely you are experiencing the normal response of hydraulic assist power steering. It is hard to turn at slow speeds - like when parking - because of the mechanical feedback felt through the system. It is what makes your car handle like a BMW when doing the twisties.
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That's a load of **** they are trying to rob you of your money as usual.

If you have a staggered setup eg 225/35/r19 front and 255/35/r19 rear yes, that's not good for your drivetrain

BUT, if the rear sidewall size is one smaller then the front (225/35/r19 front 255/30/r19 rear) sidewall thickness is matched front to rear and there will be absolutely no damage done whatsoever to your drivetrain.

I have 275/30/R20 rear
245/35/R20 front

Ive heard a lot of possible problems with my setup so im buying a square set of wheels just in case
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Trust me, you're not going to have any issues. You don't need a square setup man.

What you have is perfectly fine to use with xdrive.
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Anybody got suggestions for backup reverse camera installation for a E92 coupe? Also thinking about upgrading my factory radio to the chinese 7" android6.0 Deck. They say those are plug and play type. Any issues ?
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Is it ok to use 5W30 castrol full sythetic extended ? Bmw does recommend Castrol but not sure if there is a particular European formula?

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I would use liqui moly 5w40.

BMW's new shell oil is also good. But use 5w30 or 40
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