Originally Posted by a12
For those who switch from 20" staggered (315/35 in the rear and 275/40 in the front) to 18" stock in the winter, does the X5 look funny with the extended wheel arches on it? Debating whether or not I will need the extended wheel arches to protect the sides of the X5, or if it will look funny with the factory arches that come with it stock with the 18's, since the tires will most likely stick out about an inch from the body. Won't know what it looks like aesthetically, until I put the 20's on in the spring.
I didn't want the 18s and narrower tires (255s) as I thought it would look odd with the fender extensions, so I just went with a squared 20" set of 275/40-20s on black Niche M133 20X10 wheels. I ordered them from EAS, but haven't received them yet. I went with Pirelli Winter Carving Run Flat snows as I didn't want to get a spare and it's my wife's car. These should look similar to the stock set-up, just not as wide in the back, but defo wider than 255.