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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 10-08-2010, 08:17 AM
tdog47 tdog47 is offline
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19" OEM wheels for winter driving in Denver

So, wanting to know if a set of these 19" with some Blizzak's will fit my 2008 X5 4.8 with sport package. Thanks. What about TPMS considerations ?

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Old 10-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Michael_s Michael_s is offline
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Yes, those will fit but the price is high for just the wheels.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:12 AM
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I've got the 20" 214's and RFT's on it right now and looking to get a tire/wheel set for winter that looks good for around $2500 installed. I figure it's going to cost me some but then the summer wheels and tires will last longer too. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks. I found those same wheels on another site for $1600.

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:47 PM
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i am running 211's(19") with pirelli scorpions RFT and they grip like crazy. Much much better than the OEM all seasons and i did not think the oems were that bad. I purchase my 211's with OEM all seasons with 11/32 on two wheels and 7/32 on the other two shipped for 1800.00 I needed the OEM rubber to go back on the car for Lease turn in. So I technically got the rims for 900.00 and RFT rubber will cost 1200 installed.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:23 PM
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I have 19" on with Blizzaks. Live in Breck and they work very well.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:46 AM
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Which 19" wheels do you use for winter ? Do all 4 match or do you still have staggered config ? I want a matching 18" or 19" set of 4 with winter tires for the winter months. Does it matter what 19" set of wheels I get as long as they fit and match ? We have a place in Fraser and we ski every week at WP from Jan. to March. I want to be able to take the X5 up in any conditions and it dumps from time to time on Berthoud Pass. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:35 AM
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They are just the BMW OEM 19's, not staggered. Don't get the runflat version of the Blizzaks, the normal ones weigh much less and handle and ride a lot better. Good luck.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:30 PM
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I'm just checking in on the other thread I started a few weeks back, nice to see a few from CO on this one....

I have the 20" 214's on a 2011 35d. On Tuesday, I went to the Land Rover dealership in Glenwood Springs to talk to my sales guy there and get his advice (I was close to getting the new LR4). Similar to a RR Sport, he and his shop manager advised to stick with the staggered wheels and go Pirelli Scorpion snow/ice in the exact same OEM 20" size. I'm hoping to find someone to ask, but he assured me his RR customers have no problems with wide 20's in winter here. They also recommended sticking with the run flats. I love my wheels and don't really want to switch them out - we don't really have pot holes, never had wheel problems before. Snow/Ice tires here are an absolute must. Just wishing I had the LR4 clearance....the ideal 2nd car for winter/summer fun....

I'm planning on having the LR dealer do my service for the tires - if I had to trust Big O, I'd definitely be switching wheels.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:42 PM
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We spend the week in the Denver area and most winter weekends in the Fraser Valley via Berthoud Pass. Also have a Jeep Gr. Ch. for traveling back and forth but want to be able to take the X5 as an option too. For Denver driving I'm not worried at all about the staggered setup with the 214's as the roads are pretty well scraped after a dump. It's the travel over the pass in icy and sometimes 6" unplowed conditions that worries me. I also love the look of the 214's and don't really want to change. I have been looking and have see some nice 19" sets of OEM wheels (I like the look of the 257's) but they all cost $$$. I'd be willing to shell out for safety + good looks. Anybody else have similar Scorpions on the staggered 214's ? Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:42 PM
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I just bought and installed the blizzak RFTs on my 19" for my 2011 35d. Most expensive choice, but would rather be driving up and down I-70 vs. being in the ditch. Have RFT blizzaks on my 335xi coupe and they have worked well the past couple of seasons.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:46 PM
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Why dont you see for your self how the 20's perform with the oem tires in the snow first before you spend the money?
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:57 PM
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Why dont you see for your self how the 20's perform with the oem tires in the snow first before you spend the money?
20" OEM's are summer only tires and speaking from experience, it is not an option unless you have no regard for safety. I had 20" on my e53 and had a very scary experience and I was only going 10mph. Believe me money was not an option after that.
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