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Old 09-17-2016, 07:10 AM
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X5 tires for my x3

Hi everyone, how are you doing? I'm a pretty new x3 owner and need tires for my BMW X3 & have a chance to get new tires from an owner of an x5. My tires are 235/55 17 and his are 235/65 17 but, I read on here about different lug patterns or whatnot and wanted to be sure they would fit. I have very little knowledge about tires and BMW's so would appreciate help. Thanks!
Mine is a 2004 x3 theirs is a 2002 x5

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Old 09-18-2016, 11:31 AM
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Tires are different sizes and not a X3 alternate so you are embarking on new ground. As far as wheel offset and bolt pattern, I don't know. BMWs tend to have the same bolt pattern but there was a change a few years ago. Offsets are often different. A 3 series E90 doesn't have the same offset as a 3 series F30. If you choose an offset a few mm less than specified, it is probably ok. A few mm more is not as good. If you are able to remove a wheel from the car (no need to remove the tire from the wheel), the offset is stamped on the wheel. If it says ET37, that is a 37 mm offset.

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:31 AM
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NO. X5 tires are too large for your X3.

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Hi everyone, how are you doing? I'm a pretty new x3 owner and need tires for my BMW X3 & have a chance to get new tires from an owner of an x5. My tires are 235/55 17 and his are 235/65 17 but, I read on here about different lug patterns or whatnot and wanted to be sure they would fit. I have very little knowledge about tires and BMW's so would appreciate help. Thanks!
Mine is a 2004 x3 theirs is a 2002 x5
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:12 AM
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Too large in the sense that they are way too tall for the X3 (even though they are the same width).

The wheels themselves would certainly be O.K. for bolt pattern, ET and center bore - if you wanted to have the tires taken off and maybe taken in trade for some of the spec. size (235/55/17 or 215/60/17)
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