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Old 10-24-2013, 04:32 PM
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Wheel Setup Question

Hey guys,
I just purchased my first BMW a couple weeks ago and I'm trying to learn as much as possible about it.

My first task is getting it setup for winter driving b/c my wife commutes across a mountain pass once a week. The car is a 2011 328ix and it came with 18" sport 335 wheels on it (8" wide front and 8.5" wide rear). I'd like to purchase a set of 17" BMW wheels for the winter setup.

My question: How do I know what 17" rims will fit on it? Is there a particular bolt pattern or size that I should be looking for? Also, is there a different offset or spacers needed since the current rims are staggered? I want to get the same size wheels for the winter set...

I appreciate any advice you can provide. I'm hoping it's as simple as purchasing some 17" BMW wheels and they pop right on...

Thanks,
Chris
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:49 PM
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Hey guys,
I just purchased my first BMW a couple weeks ago and I'm trying to learn as much as possible about it.

My first task is getting it setup for winter driving b/c my wife commutes across a mountain pass once a week. The car is a 2011 328ix and it came with 18" sport 335 wheels on it (8" wide front and 8.5" wide rear). I'd like to purchase a set of 17" BMW wheels for the winter setup.

My question: How do I know what 17" rims will fit on it? Is there a particular bolt pattern or size that I should be looking for? Also, is there a different offset or spacers needed since the current rims are staggered? I want to get the same size wheels for the winter set...

I appreciate any advice you can provide. I'm hoping it's as simple as purchasing some 17" BMW wheels and they pop right on...

You're in the right place. Just use the SEARCH function - everything you're likely to ask about has been discussed, in detail, before.

Google for DIY procedures & Youtubes. You'll do much better than one thread asking a question.....
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:07 PM
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Hey guys,
I just purchased my first BMW a couple weeks ago and I'm trying to learn as much as possible about it.

My first task is getting it setup for winter driving b/c my wife commutes across a mountain pass once a week. The car is a 2011 328ix and it came with 18" sport 335 wheels on it (8" wide front and 8.5" wide rear). I'd like to purchase a set of 17" BMW wheels for the winter setup.

My question: How do I know what 17" rims will fit on it? Is there a particular bolt pattern or size that I should be looking for? Also, is there a different offset or spacers needed since the current rims are staggered? I want to get the same size wheels for the winter set...

I appreciate any advice you can provide. I'm hoping it's as simple as purchasing some 17" BMW wheels and they pop right on...

Thanks,
Chris
Call the Tire Rack...they can answer all your winter wheel questions.

Due to a recent NHTSA ruling I'm not sure that they can ship snow wheels without TPMS installed (I could be wrong) as they have decided that installers who mount winter tires/wheels without the required TPMS are in violation of their "make inoperable' law.

In other words, any installer, repair shop etc. cannot disable or make inoperable any item of motor vehicle equipment subject to federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:00 AM
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I'm in the process of doing the same thing for my e93. Usually, you would go with a non-staggerred setup for winter tires.

Here's what I bought. Check my last post on this thread for a more detailed description of what I actually received as there was some question of these being replicas. Based on the stampings/markings, the ones I got are OEM wheels manufactured in South Africa by Borbet.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...768&highlight=
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