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Old 03-11-2010, 04:41 AM
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:39 AM
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I have the same effective offset as C's Bimmer on my car except my wheels are 10" ET38. I get a bit more concave in the rear with the wider wheel which I really like . I'm lowered on H&R's and have never had a rubbing issue, but it is close!
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Another 530XI looking to upgrade wheels, but I still struggle with 18" or 19" as the factory only went to 18" on XI models. Don't want to spend over about $1500 for wheels and tires so that might dictate what I get. What are some used factory BMW wheel choices others have used, including wheels off other BMW models? Thanks Chris
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Chris I think E90 sedan wheels fit!?! I would love to get a confirmation on that so. Also X3 wheels will fit.
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Generally speaking, the e90 sedan does fit. My suggestion is to always ask for specific offsets.

By the way, count me as XI owner #10. I've been waffling back and forth between DPE's, and getting more cost effective rims - I'm leaning towards more cost effective since the car is daily driven, and when my wife drives it, she's just not as careful as I am. If I go with VMR's, I'll be getting ET35 in the front on an 8.5 inch rim, and ET33 in the rear on a 9.5 inch rim. All my research tells me this will fit nicely (the picture of C's spotless ride confirms it).

Everyday I hope and pray that someone will make a reasonably priced suspension for our cars. I really don't need the adjustability of the V3's, but spring alone won't make me happy. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet...

V, thanks for keeping the XI's alive

By the way, a special plug for Michael at Acute. He is patient, very customer oriented, and has excellent prices. While I may not end up with DPE's for this car, whenever I do decide to get a set, it WILL be from him

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Chris I think E90 sedan wheels fit!?! I would love to get a confirmation on that so. Also X3 wheels will fit.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by C's Bimmer View Post
This C sounds like the shit! I have to meet this guy. He sounds like God.
Trust me, I've met him and he's not all that he's hyped up to be Got a nice M5 though hahaha

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I have the same effective offset as C's Bimmer on my car except my wheels are 10" ET38. I get a bit more concave in the rear with the wider wheel which I really like . I'm lowered on H&R's and have never had a rubbing issue, but it is close!
Can you throw some pics of your ride into this thread please?

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Another 530XI looking to upgrade wheels, but I still struggle with 18" or 19" as the factory only went to 18" on XI models. Don't want to spend over about $1500 for wheels and tires so that might dictate what I get. What are some used factory BMW wheel choices others have used, including wheels off other BMW models? Thanks Chris
Well, with that budget you'll be confined to either 18s or used 19s, in which case you should hunt the e90 forums classifieds and keep in mind your offsets and hub size.

GL and share the pics when you get the wheels.

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Chris I think E90 sedan wheels fit!?! I would love to get a confirmation on that so. Also X3 wheels will fit.
I was about to answer, but the answer below is pretty much what you should consider:

Originally Posted by Krusty Clown View Post
Generally speaking, the e90 sedan does fit. My suggestion is to always ask for specific offsets.

By the way, count me as XI owner #10. I've been waffling back and forth between DPE's, and getting more cost effective rims - I'm leaning towards more cost effective since the car is daily driven, and when my wife drives it, she's just not as careful as I am. If I go with VMR's, I'll be getting ET35 in the front on an 8.5 inch rim, and ET33 in the rear on a 9.5 inch rim. All my research tells me this will fit nicely (the picture of C's spotless ride confirms it).

Everyday I hope and pray that someone will make a reasonably priced suspension for our cars. I really don't need the adjustability of the V3's, but spring alone won't make me happy. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet...

V, thanks for keeping the XI's alive

By the way, a special plug for Michael at Acute. He is patient, very customer oriented, and has excellent prices. While I may not end up with DPE's for this car, whenever I do decide to get a set, it WILL be from him
Michael is definitely a great guy to deal with. I've purchased my RPI scoop and BMC filter from him and it was an absolutely flawless transaction. He also happens to have a set of DPE ST-10 (or is S-10?) forged wheels in the classifieds right now - for anyone who wants a set of custom 20s on their Xi

And yes, I keep the Xi faith alive
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Need to get myself some new pics but here are my VMR VB3's with H&R springs. 19x8.5 in front et45 and 19x10 in rear et38.

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Old 03-11-2010, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by D33ZNUT5 View Post
Need to get myself some new pics but here are my VMR VB3's with H&R springs. 19x8.5 in front et45 and 19x10 in rear et38.
Are you running spacers in the back?
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