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      10-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Winter is coming ! What setup are you running?

Can anyone post pics and what offsets,sizes etc your running! Tks
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      10-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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Swapped the 20" Bridgestone runflats for 20" Michelin Latitude Tour HPs in the same sizes. Should be fine for a few inches of snow.
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      10-09-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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I run 2 sets of 20" style 214s. One with Dunlops for summer, other with Pirellis for winter. Looks good all year round.
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      10-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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Hows 20s

If running 20 how are they im in jersey and get quite a bit snow and worst of all bad pot holes so thats why im sterring awaynfrom 20s i wish i could but i would be feeling those pot holes up my spine lol. Would 18in wheels all around fit the brakes on a 2012 x5 diesel being if all offsets would be 40 offset all around tks guys for input
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      10-09-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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If running 20 how are they im in jersey and get quite a bit snow and worst of all bad pot holes so thats why im sterring awaynfrom 20s i wish i could but i would be feeling those pot holes up my spine lol. Would 18in wheels all around fit the brakes on a 2012 x5 diesel being if all offsets would be 40 offset all around tks guys for input
The 18s would clear the disks no problem. On the potholes, nothing compares to Montreal QC ours are knee deep the worst in NA. The 20" could be jarring on bad pavement. My friends X5d with 19" rides much better on those potholes then mine on 20s.
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      10-09-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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I run 255/50 R19 Conti WinterContact SSRs with OEM M-Sport 223M rims - still fills out the M-Sport arches nicely but are fantastic in the cold and snow - highly recommended.
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      10-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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I run 255/50 R19 Conti WinterContact SSRs with OEM M-Sport 223M rims - still fills out the M-Sport arches nicely but are fantastic in the cold and snow - highly recommended.
My set up is on OEM M Sport 223M rims also, except I run Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows, 255/50R19 (F) and 285/45R19 (R).
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      10-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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255/55R18 Mich Latitude Alpin all way around
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      10-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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I just picked up stock 209 OEM wheels and running on Dunlop GRANDTREK WINTER M3 tires. I was looking for Nokian Hakks. But this set was already available with sensors. Unfortunately, wrong year so I plan to drive with the warning light on until I grow tired of it or find a used set of sensors to swap.
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      10-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #10
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Stock OEM Style 210 w/ Dunlop GrandTrek WT M3 ROF 255/55R18.
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      10-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #11
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I have the OEM 19' style 335 with all season M+S continental run flat tires on 2012 X5 35d. i live in Ohio and get lot of snow. Do I need to get proper winter tires or the all season should be good.
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      10-10-2012, 02:38 AM   #12
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I have the OEM 19" X5M wheels. Very good in winter.

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      10-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #13
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Journeyguy, I run a nokian true all season on my 2011 535i. Reside in Upstate NY, where we experience similar weather to Ohio. These tires (link below) are very good for winter, but not so good for Summer performance. I find them mushy when the weather is hot. They get down the road, but they don't look great on the car. They are a real middle of the road alternative if you don't want to spend money for dedicated Winter set of rims and snows. But, as reported above, I made the decision to buy dedicated Winter set up for my 2009 X5 3.0 because I found used set at a reasonable price on this forum. When I was looking recently, I had almost bought from another member, when a local set came up here. I don't think you'll be too bad off with your current tires, but you may have to wait a couple of days in the season to let the plows remove snow and then you will be fine.

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      10-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #14
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I run 255/50 R19 Conti WinterContact SSRs with OEM M-Sport 223M rims - still fills out the M-Sport arches nicely but are fantastic in the cold and snow - highly recommended.
My set up is on OEM M Sport 223M rims also, except I run Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows, 255/50R19 (F) and 285/45R19 (R).
That's a nice set up and looks exactly like mine - I went for 255s all round as its driven in snow a lot and the narrower tyres seem to "bite" into the snow better. I guess 285s at the rear will give better rear grip in cold conditions (with no snow)
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      11-04-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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      11-04-2012, 10:40 AM   #16
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TEFF, what wheel style are those?

I have the 223M 19s and want them to be winter only. I have the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows. No problem with staggered sizes in 6" of snow. The tires were also incredibly good on ice.
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      11-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #17
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They are Style 298M 19" wheels. They are winter wheels for X5M/X6M. Bought them directly from BMW. 255/50/19 tires Goodyear Ultra Grip. Very good on snow. Had no problems
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      11-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #18
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I have Bridgestone Dueller H/P 20" rims with 315/35 in the rear and 275/40 in the fronts. Terrible in the 1-2" of snow we just got this week. Any suggestions? Should I change rims also?
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      11-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #19
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Just swapped out the stock 20" tires for 315/275 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow. We just got 10" of snow up here - they work great. I was worried about this setup but after 3 days of nasty roads i'm very happy I stuck with the stock rims - couldn't bear to look at 18's or 19's and the 'tucked in' look.
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      11-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #20
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Winter Tires X5M

Has anyone used Pirelli Winter Carving Edge instead of the Scorpion Ice & Snow?
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      11-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #21
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That's a nice set up and looks exactly like mine - I went for 255s all round as its driven in snow a lot and the narrower tyres seem to "bite" into the snow better. I guess 285s at the rear will give better rear grip in cold conditions (with no snow)
I went with the 285s in the rear since I have the M Sport package, and they fill the wheel wells nicely. I had Winter 255s on 18's all around and it looked horrible.
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      11-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #22
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I live in London and own a 40d M Sport. During summer my car has 19s (prefer the ride quality to 20s) and for winter I went for the wheels recommended by BMW Europe, the cross spoke style 177 18in with Continental Winter Contacts. I thought about 19s from a visual perspective but went for the 18s as they're better in the snow / ice. It's personal taste but I like how they look, and driving on snow / ice they were brilliant.

I still got stuck in a car park in the Swiss Alps following a very heavy snowfall, so personally advise against anything larger if you expect to encounter extreme conditions...





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