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Thx. Wheels are OE BMW Style 298M. Offset and hub sizes for X5M and X6M (hub sizes are different front to rear). They are 19" wheels that run 255/50/19 tires. I believe they are 9" wide.

I am running Dunlop Grandtrek Performance Winter Tires, non run-flat.

My local dealer matched the getbmwparts.com price which was the lowest I could find. I preferred OE due to horsepower and would rather not run spacers or hub rings. Sensors from Tire Rack.
 

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I'm wondering if the NOKIAN tires i have on mine are good all-season tires?? Hmmm :/ they're almost new. Hoping for a good winter in my 04' x3. Just don't wanna
end up hitting any trees on my way home (like i did last year in my Subie!) ;)
may i share a fun x3-shredding up some serious snow?? :)
 

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I am hoping my "all-season" 19"s will be fine this winter..
I hope so as well :) first winter with all-season tires + chains (I always used winter tires in Europe) - this Friday I am heading to Tahoe... there should be snow to test the setup :)
 

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Thx. Wheels are OE BMW Style 298M. Offset and hub sizes for X5M and X6M (hub sizes are different front to rear). They are 19" wheels that run 255/50/19 tires. I believe they are 9" wide.

I am running Dunlop Grandtrek Performance Winter Tires, non run-flat.

My local dealer matched the getbmwparts.com price which was the lowest I could find. I preferred OE due to horsepower and would rather not run spacers or hub rings. Sensors from Tire Rack.
I see they are 255 wide... why not go with narrower tires? Wouldn't that be better in the snow? Not complaining... this LA guy just wants some education on the subject.

- Mike
 

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I see they are 255 wide... why not go with narrower tires? Wouldn't that be better in the snow? Not complaining... this LA guy just wants some education on the subject.

- Mike
These are the narrow tires. The stock sizes are 275 front and 315 rear.

The 255/50/19 tires are the recommended sizes per BMW so that's good enough for me. They are also the proper size for the wheel. Keep in mind that this is a heavy vehicle.
 

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These are the narrow tires. The stock sizes are 275 front and 315 rear.

The 255/50/19 tires are the recommended sizes per BMW so that's good enough for me. They are also the proper size for the wheel. Keep in mind that this is a heavy vehicle.
Good answer. :thumbup:

I would think the X5, with snow tires, would be nearly unstoppable in the snow.

- Mike
 
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