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Old 01-06-2020, 05:20 PM
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I have a 2011 328i X-drive and thinking about getting different rims (currently have 17in). Thinking about getting 18s and slightly bigger tires. Is that going to be okay for the drive train?
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:41 PM
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I have a 2011 328i X-drive and thinking about getting different rims (currently have 17in). Thinking about getting 18s and slightly bigger tires. Is that going to be okay for the drive train?
If you have a look at realoem.com, you will find that 18" rims are a stock size for your car. Keep in mind that the offset of the rim is important to maintain the handling characteristics. Also note any differences between the front and rear tire pressure as well, since that's critical for the transfer case to function correctly.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:54 PM
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So I found that mine have a high positive offset and that a set I'm looking at has a medium positive offset. Would that be an issue?
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:40 PM
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So I found that mine have a high positive offset and that a set I'm looking at has a medium positive offset. Would that be an issue?
Depending on the width of the rim and the profile of the tire, there may be an issue with the tires rubbing on the suspension parts. You should measure clearances of your existing rims and tires, then check the fitment using a calculator such as the one at willtheyfit.com .
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:39 PM
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Going from a high offset to a medium offset will push the tires further out, chances are you'll be rubbing the fenders.

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