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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:59 AM
pmzangag pmzangag is offline
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17" DONOT fit the 35i The brakes are larger been there done that the 17" rim contacts the brake rotor unless you get some strange offset it will not work I found a set of used 18's from a x5 worked fine..
I Just put one of my new 18" winter wheel/tires on (I made my own package)


18" wheel on 35i. Does no look like a 17" would clear the break caliper.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:33 PM
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I just got a quote from CalgaryBMW on the 17" winter package, $3,100 and $3,700 for the 18" winter package.
To the best of my knowledge, the 35i and 28i have the same brakes. I use 17" wheels on my e60 535i sport and it has much bigger brakes than any X3 (13.8" front, 13.7" rear).
I phoned the dealer to see if e83 X3 wheels would fit on the f25 X3. The style 112 from the e83 is 17x8, same as my f25 but the offsets are slightly different (3mm). I was told they would not fit, he thought because of the centre bore was different. Just checked http://www.wheelfitment.eu/car/BMW/ and the centre bore is the same for both generations.
Anyone know why the e83 and f25 wheels are not compatable?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:10 AM
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Hi,
I have a 35i and have successfully installed 17 inch wheels with no problems.
Touren TR9; 17x7; 42 mm offset
Thats bizzar Before I bought wheels I took my 17's off my 06 x3 and they rub the rotor I'd have to see it to believe it on a 11 x3 35i
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:15 AM
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I Just put one of my new 18" winter wheel/tires on (I made my own package)


18" wheel on 35i. Does no look like a 17" would clear the break caliper.
pmzangag...would you mind sharing what wheels you are using and where you purchased them from? They look OEM.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Ironsdg Ironsdg is offline
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F25 Winter Wheels and Tires

I purchased the following wheels and tires for my wife's 2011 X3 from 1010tires.com

VMR VB3 - Super Silver Wheel
Size Bolt Pattern (mm) Offset (mm) Weight (lbs) Per Rim
18" x 8.5" (72.6) 5/120 40 23.5 $218.99

HankookWinter i-cept evo
Specs Speed Rating Load Index Price
245/50R18 V 100 $239.99

The factory original wheels were 17" x 8" with a 43mm offset but there is a better selection of tires in the 245/50R18 size. 1010tires guarantees the fit of these wheels and VMR says they fit, but I expect the fit to be tight on the front. The wheels are back-ordered and not expected until mid to late December.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:40 PM
04prox2 04prox2 is offline
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I was going to opt for narrower tires and 17" rims for my 35i but the dealership told me the 35i has larger brakes and requires 18" rims. I don't always trust the dealership knowing what will and will not fit... below is a screen capture from RealOEM
Where is the caliper parts page the 35i may use same rotor but different caliper
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:13 PM
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pmzangag...would you mind sharing what wheels you are using and where you purchased them from? They look OEM.
I bought a new set of 276 wheels and center caps from my local dealer. These wheels are currently available on the Z4 28i. They are 18" x 8.5", 5 lug, 120mm, 40mm offset.

My dealer was able to match the following price: http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...116782906.html
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:55 PM
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I definately have 17" M3 knockoffs as winter wheels for my X3 35i M-Sport.

They fit over the caliper. It's tight though.
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