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Old 05-02-2014, 05:38 AM
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2002 E53 X5 19 x10 BMW wheels all 4 corners

Just recently purchased four BMW 19x10 rims to replace the std 255x55x18 inch wheels on my X5. To match the std 18inch wheel diameter of 738mm, i have successfully fitted four 285x45x19inch tires to my X5 with a 739 diameter result. No problems with steering circle and no rubbing. Looks great.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:09 AM
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:35 AM
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285/45/19 on the front? How's it steer??

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Old 05-02-2014, 05:38 PM
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probably doesn't steer much different to mine, with 275/45-20's.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:39 PM
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No difference in steering at all literally the same with a little extra width fo the 10 inch rims. Visited alot of tyre shops and google for a couple weeks to seek anyone who had this combination not much luck. Was often told cannot be done due to staggered fits only, size will upset the transmission with all wheel drive and ? The chassis sensors no idea what these are, and air suspention issues with heights..well I have settled on 285x45x19 on 10 inch rims on all four corners. There is only 1mm diff in wheel diameter..I'll post pics shortly thanks for looking in..
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:27 AM
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I'm running 275/45/20's up front as well and it steers fine. You shouldn't have any probs with the driveline as the staggered sizes are designed to be close to the same diameter front and rear while allowing a wider rear wheel to be used. My winter wheels are not staggered.


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