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Old 05-21-2018, 05:11 PM
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Tire size question x5 i35D 2010

So the car comes with 315/35r20-275/40r20 tires, the dealer says it should have 255/whatever/r19 all around. I see that the 2011 model came with this set up as a sport package. The size of the tires is not exactly right but can it be that bad if they put it as an option for the 2011 model? Just wondering if I should want to let them swap the wheels out, car drives pretty nice as is and I like the looks.
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:13 PM
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Wait, what?

What "dealer" is telling you this??? A BMW dealer, a tire dealer, some other used car dealer?


I dont know what an "i35D" is...the 375/25-20 and 275/40-20 is a match to the diameter of the tire/wheel size that came on a stock 35D diesel. So they should be fine.

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Old 05-21-2018, 08:14 PM
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Sorry, this is my first BMW thats what they called it. I was looking at used acura mdx at carmax and came across this diesel with only 39k on it. After driving it I kind of had to have it. Anyway they will fix anything for the first 30 days, alignment was slightly off so I had them look at it. They took it to a stealership in escondido, and that dealer says the wheels have to go if its ever to be aligned properly. So I defenitly know where I'm never taking the car ever. Sorry to get you riled up about tires but thank you for giving a **** to let me know. I saw that there is nothing wrong with the tire sizes and told them as much, they still want to go stock 19's all around because it says so on the door jamb. So I'm going to see what they come up with. I'm pretty sure I'm keeping it the way it is. Never saw myself in a bmw but I do love this machine. thanks again, and sorry for my poor spelling, my son is 4 months old and he may lose his **** at any minute.............
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:26 PM
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They took it to a stealership in escondido, and that dealer says the wheels have to go if its ever to be aligned properly. .
JFYI, as ARD said... I have the same setup as you do on my vehicle (staggered 20") that came with the vehicle as a sports edition and my alignment center was able to do the job just fine. I don't think I would take it back to that alignment center either..lol. jussayin.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:43 PM
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Sorry, this is my first BMW thats what they called it. I was looking at used acura mdx at carmax and came across this diesel with only 39k on it. After driving it I kind of had to have it. Anyway they will fix anything for the first 30 days, alignment was slightly off so I had them look at it. They took it to a stealership in escondido, and that dealer says the wheels have to go if its ever to be aligned properly. So I defenitly know where I'm never taking the car ever. Sorry to get you riled up about tires but thank you for giving a **** to let me know. I saw that there is nothing wrong with the tire sizes and told them as much, they still want to go stock 19's all around because it says so on the door jamb. So I'm going to see what they come up with. I'm pretty sure I'm keeping it the way it is. Never saw myself in a bmw but I do love this machine. thanks again, and sorry for my poor spelling, my son is 4 months old and he may lose his **** at any minute.............
Welp, you might have learned a very cheap lesson about BMW dealers.... some, not all. Mine will do whatever I want, but we have a non-standard relationship.

You should get it aligned at almost any decent tire store. Here is a good thread, my post in it:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...2&postcount=51


15 years ago, when I was considering buying my first BMW, I grappled with the question: Do you want to be THAT BMW driver?

I was able to come to terms with that....

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Old 05-22-2018, 07:57 AM
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My 2012 X5 35D (3rd row) came with 255/50/R19.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:46 AM
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The sport package had two wheel option. Basic package came with the 19 inch wheel, throwing extra $$$$ to BMW got you the staggered 20s but the sport package was a prerequisite.
It’s possible your car came with 19s and a previous owner put on 20s.
The dealer is being difficult. I don’t see a reason to change the wheels if you like them.


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Doesn't the e70 owners manual also have all the BMW recommended tire sizes for the various e70 style wheels that were available?

The e53 X5 has multiple tire sizes on the driver's door jamb label, too...not just the size that it came with from the factory.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:26 PM
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^ Just looked...my 2012 only has the OE fitted tires on the label- not all possible options. BMW must apply differnt labels bsed on order configuration.
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^ Just looked...my 2012 only has the OE fitted tires on the label- not all possible options. BMW must apply differnt labels bsed on order configuration.
Thanks ard, I'll have to add that tidbit to my mental Rolodex so that I don't tell newer gen owners to look at the door/door jamb (only). But I'm sure it's listed in the owners manual though.

I don't have pics of my e53 but I do of my e38s and e39T's labels that were adhered to the driver's door jamb...and they listed multiple BMW tire size recommendations which matched what was in the owners manual:

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Old 05-23-2018, 01:43 AM
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Tire size question x5 i35D 2010

Here’s my label from my e70 with M sports package. Options from 18” to 21”

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Here’s my label from my e70 with M sports package. Options from 18” to 21”

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US and EU labels not the same.
Had a ton of fun with that when moving my US model 650i to France last year...


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Old 05-23-2018, 08:53 AM
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Here’s my label from my e70 with M sports package. Options from 18” to 21”
Yeah....how many kilo pascals do YOU run?

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Yeah....how many kilo pascals do YOU run?





Middle of the spec, since i drive alone sometimes but also sometimes with all 7 seats occupied. Glad you asked

Luckily tire dimensions use the same units globally afaik. And since this thread is about sizes I thought it might help OP.


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Old 05-24-2018, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for the advice/knowledge guys. I was able to get the car on a stretch of new asphalt yesterday and there is nothing wrong with the cars ride, san diegos roads are another story... Dealer said they were willing to put new 19" wheels and tires on for me at their cost, but I like the 20's so I'm keeping them. Kind of blows my mind that they were so adamant about the wheels being the wrong size they would eat 3k or so to try and fix a problem that didn't exist. Thanks again
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:07 AM
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I thought the 214 style wheels were not fitted until 2011-2013. My 2012 with 214 wheels has the door jam saying these were the original tires.

Some may call BMW dealers silly or ignorant... I call them German. They order parts using your VIN and if they see you've installed parts that did not come on the car from the factory they may give you a hard time. But yes it's silly because they can perform an alignment or order tires regardless... And those 315s are pricey even on sale at a local tire shop.... I can't imagine what BMW is charging.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:22 AM
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After reading multiple threads here I am so glad I will NEVER have to visit a service center at a dealership. LOL
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