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hey guys, looking to upgrade my stock rims on a 06 530xi from 17 to 19's and would like a wider tire on the back half of the people i talked to say it cant be done and the other half say it can. if it can be done what off sets and tire sizes could i put, i would like the tires to sit flush with the car and go as wide as possible with out rubbing. thanks
 

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I moved your question to the E60/E61 forum, since your 2006 530xi is an E60 platform. You should get some help here.
 

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The half that tell you it can't be done are half right and half wrong. :dunno: An xi requires that all the wheels spin at the same rate. Otherwise, your differential gets wrecked. That's why they say staggered setups are bad. But the objective can still be achieved with the right combination of rims and tires, set up so that the rolling circumference is the same on all four wheels. Hope that half-clarifies things. :bigpimp:
 

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You will need 245 35 19 in front and 285 30 19 in back, or 235 35 19 and 275 30 19. Alot bimmers come stagered with 245 275 in e60, problem 275 after aspect ration becomes smaller diameter thus rwd only. You will need hi offset rims wich depends on rim with ect. For with I got 9 in front 10 in back, front is about maxed rear I can pobably stuff 11 inch wide in. But I am rwd, I can go side ways have meaty rear tire to have agresive stance.
 
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