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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 10-09-2012, 05:06 PM
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E70 Winter Wheel suggestion?

I just picked up a 2011 X5 35i and am looking for a winter setup. The X5 came with 255/55/19s (correction 255/50/19) right now, as I'm looking to downsize to 18" wheels, what tire size should I consider (correction 255/55/18)? I'll probably pick up a set of Blizzarks or Michelin X ice.

From the bit of research I've done, I think the E70 uses rim mounted TPMS sensors, so I'll need those installed. Does the center bore size change between generations (74.1mm for E70, and 72.5mm for E53)? I'll probably get a set of OEM rims used and go that route.

I guess my question is, what generation rims should I look for [E70]?

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Ming

I found some info on TPMS sensors:

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For 2011 X5's built during 8/10 or 9/10, the older sensor is required.
For 2011 X5's built during 10/10, we will need to run their VIN number.
For 2011 X5's built during 11/10 and later, the newer sensor is required.

The old part number was 36236781847 and the new one is 36106790054

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:38 PM
two-five boy two-five boy is offline
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U need to get e70 wheels, the older body e53 wheels won't fit
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:47 AM
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U need to get e70 wheels, the older body e53 wheels won't fit
What about TPMS sensors and tire profile? I read somewhere there is a difference between the pre LCI and post LCI TMPS sensors.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:37 AM
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I just picked up stock 209 OEM wheels and running on Dunlop GRANDTREK WINTER M3 tires on my 2009 X5. I was looking for Nokian Hakks, but this set was already available with sensors. Unfortunately, wrong year so I plan to drive with the warning light on until I grow tired of it or find a used set of sensors to swap. You do need to find sensors for your ride that are post 2010. I run a nokian true all season on my 2011 535i. Reside in Upstate NY, where we experience some good storms occasionally. These tires (link below) are very good for winter, but not so good for Summer performance. I find them mushy when the weather is hot. They get down the road, but they don't look great on the car. They are a real middle of the road alternative if you don't want to spend money for dedicated Winter set of rims and snows. Continental makes something similar. But, as reported above, I made the decision to buy dedicated Winter set up for my X5 because I found used set at a reasonable price on another forum. If you don't get a dedicated snow set or run any snows, you may have to wait a couple of days in the season to let the plows remove snow and then you will be fine.

http://www.nokiantires.com/files/nok...rg2_car_lg.jpg
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:15 AM
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What about TPMS sensors and tire profile? I read somewhere there is a difference between the pre LCI and post LCI TMPS sensors.
The cutoff for the new/old tpms was sept 2010 production iirc. Since u have a 2011 u need to check ur production date to find out whether u need new or old tpms. Ur tire size above is correct as well.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:54 PM
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I just picked up stock 209 OEM wheels and running on Dunlop GRANDTREK WINTER M3 tires on my 2009 X5. I was looking for Nokian Hakks, but this set was already available with sensors. Unfortunately, wrong year so I plan to drive with the warning light on until I grow tired of it or find a used set of sensors to swap. You do need to find sensors for your ride that are post 2010. I run a nokian true all season on my 2011 535i. Reside in Upstate NY, where we experience some good storms occasionally. These tires (link below) are very good for winter, but not so good for Summer performance. I find them mushy when the weather is hot. They get down the road, but they don't look great on the car. They are a real middle of the road alternative if you don't want to spend money for dedicated Winter set of rims and snows. Continental makes something similar. But, as reported above, I made the decision to buy dedicated Winter set up for my X5 because I found used set at a reasonable price on another forum. If you don't get a dedicated snow set or run any snows, you may have to wait a couple of days in the season to let the plows remove snow and then you will be fine.

http://www.nokiantires.com/files/nok...rg2_car_lg.jpg
I'm thinking of grabbing this set. Are these the 209 style wheels? My X5 has a build date of August 2010, so it looks like I"ll need the older TPMS sensors. From this picture, can you tell if the wheels have TPMS sensors installed? I'm leaning towards not.

How do you like the Dunlop GRANDTREK WINTER M3 tires by the way? It looks like this set has the same tires.




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Ming

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:09 PM
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Ming, these look to be stock and same style I will be running. I just picked them up. If you go to link below you can see this is the same set up bmw sells new. Unfortunately you can't tell from photos if the have tire pressure sensors from photo. Only way to know for certain is to put them on. Btw, I am in same boat with the sensors. My set came from 2012. I am planning to live with warning light. It will not hurt but may be annoying, but no issues. One more thing.. Run flat tires are hard intentionally to support side walls. Generally, traditional snow tires are much softer. Jury is out on these until I try them. But I don't expect to be driving in blizzards so they should be fine. Hope this helps with your decision.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:47 AM
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Never mind. These are style 168 made for the E53 body style I used this link to find match wheel styles to generations.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245554

What about these wheels? Are these for a E70? The owner claims so, but I'm really new to the E70 body style



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Old 10-11-2012, 06:19 AM
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The wheels you showed previously look just like mine on my 2012... I would have the seller verify the part number. Also the tires look just like the Dunlop Winter Sport M3 DSSTs I had for my CTS-V.... very good tires, low noise and great snow and ice performance.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:17 PM
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The wheels you showed previously look just like mine on my 2012... I would have the seller verify the part number. Also the tires look just like the Dunlop Winter Sport M3 DSSTs I had for my CTS-V.... very good tires, low noise and great snow and ice performance.

Jay
This is fantastic feedback! I may have reached an agreement with the seller, so I'm looking forward to having that setup.

It looks like no Canadian X5 will come with TPMS sensors, so I"ll have to live with the warning light until I buy new snow tires.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:00 AM
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I have run my snow tires for several seasons with no TPMS in them. Just live with the light and don't worry about it too much.

I have even had the car serviced and just told them at the dealer to ignore the light.

No problems at all with either my 2002 or 2010 x5's that I have owned.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:33 PM
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Never mind. These are style 168 made for the E53 body style I used this link to find match wheel styles to generations.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245554

What about these wheels? Are these for a E70? The owner claims so, but I'm really new to the E70 body style


Those look like E60 wheels - previous generation 5 series.

Before you make a VERY expensive mistake, why don't you work with a professional? Photos of E70 X5 wheels can be found here:

http://www.allfactorywheels.com/brands/BMW.html
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:13 PM
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Great site. This summer i will replace my X5's 18" wheels with 20's and put snow tires on the 18's. What is needed to get the computer to recognize new TPMS sensors? Can I just swap the wheels myself and it will recognize them or maybe is there a way to reset it from idrive?
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