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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 11-11-2013, 03:15 PM
Neon01 Neon01 is offline
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Mein Auto: 12 X5 x35i, 10 135i
Installed set of style 299 X5M rims on my X5 x35i Premium

I wanted the fat 20" rims that are an option with the sport package, but I also wanted a square setup for rotation purposes (not to mention to save some money on tires). I was lucky enough to find a local guy that was selling a square set of four FRONT X5M rims with mostly used Pirelli Scorpion snows on them (all 275/40/20). According to my research the rear rims for the X5M didn't fit the non-M X5, but four fronts did just fine, so this seemed serendipitous. The rims have a little rash here and there, but I got the whole setup for $850 with TPMS, so the price was right. My plan is to replace the snows with a set of Conti DWS all seasons. We don't get a ton of snow here, so they should do just fine.

I didn't bother with the sport fender flares, but I'm glad I didn't - it looks pretty much perfect the way it is IMO. Hopefully I won't see any damage on the paint from thrown rocks. They don't protrude from the wheel wells, but they're very close to flush.

Here's a crappy pic I snapped when I took the family for a hike this lovely evening. Gonna throw my stock 19s up for sale.
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2012 X5 xDrive35i Platinum Gray/Oyster/Burl Walnut
2010 135i Alpine 6 sp White/Coral Red/Black Alcantara M Sport
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:51 PM
FredoinSF FredoinSF is offline
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Mein Auto: 4 BMWs, 1 Jeep, 1 Vespa
I'm usually not one to be impressed by guys who are hung up on the size of their wheels and seek something bigger, but that looks gooood.

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:40 PM
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Location: Bear Country Montana
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Mein Auto: cars with studded tires
We put a set of X5M 300M wheels on the GF's '13 X5 35i. It required boing the rear wheels to accept the larger 35i rear hubs, and it didn't look right until we put the plastic flare kit on. Looks great now; pics are already posted somewhere on here.
'16 550xi - alpine white over Amaro brown • every freaking option
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:33 PM
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I like to set up. Nice deal too.
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