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      02-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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E70 X5 with E53 wheels? Possible?

Hello,

I'm going to be purchasing a 2007 E70 4.8is in a couple of weeks and will be needing winters with it. Currently there are a number of 18/19" OEM BMW wheel/winter tire packages for sale at very very decent prices. But they all say for 2000-2006 E53 only.

I researched and found the hub is 74.1mm for the E70 and 72.56mm for the E53. Has anyone had success having the E53 wheels bored out?

Or should I just look for an E70 package and be done with it?


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Many people machine it and are okay with it. Other's have had bad experience with precision causing vibration/non hubcentric.

The E70's 18/19 setups are pretty cheap as well. There are a few sets on here for sale. Just stick to that. Even if you save a couple hundred you will pay at least a $100 or so to bore it correctly negating your savings and having a wheel that was retrofitted.
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A set of winter wheels I bought for my E70 came off a E53 4.6is which for some reason had 72.6mm front and 74.1 rear center bores.

To install the front I ordered a set of H&R adapter/spacer all in one along with longer wheel bolts. The adapter is 72.6mm on the wheel side and 74.1mm on the hub side so I easily mounted the front wheels.
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Thanks for the replys!!

I think I'll keep an eye out for E70 takeoffs.


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