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Default E60 Xdrive set-up - 05-01-2019, 04:55 PM

Finally got everything together and was able to get my new summer set-up installed tonight. Happy with the results.

Relevant mods: Replacement OEM Bilsteins and H&R lowering springs, Enkei NT03+M's. 18x8.5+38 with 255/40 F and 18x9.5+40 with 285/35 R

Stock M wheels with 235/45 studded snows



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Default 05-02-2019, 06:12 AM

Looking good! How does it ride... I currently have 245 and 275 in the back and I think its messing with my all wheel drive. So wondering how yours feels.
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Default 05-02-2019, 06:41 AM

Thanks! It's been 4 years since I've wanted to put a nice set of wheels on the car but between having good tires and the stock M wheels not looking bad it took a while. Feels great to finally have it done.

The 245/40-275/35 combo is the stock size on the sport models, X-drive or otherwise. And they are the "same" diameter. Plus with X-drive you are RWD most of the time until you need the fronts. There should be zero issues with your setup.

It's not a fair comparison because I'm coming from narrower studded snows but even from what I remember form the last summer set-up (245/40 square Dunlop Sport maxx's) the car feels so much more stable and of course quiet. It's still **** weather up here so I haven't pushed the limits at all.

You can REALLY feel a positive difference in the ride quality with the light wheels over the crazy heavy stockers.
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Default 05-02-2019, 06:53 AM

Yea I'm in Framingham Mass area so I know what you mean! So tired of the rain haha. But yea I have been pondering the idea of going up to 285..so its funny that you posted this today. Def gonna order some up
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Default 05-02-2019, 07:20 AM

If you do a 285/35 rear it would be a good idea to do a 255/40 front to keep the diameter close. I don't know the limits but the shorter front tire might anger the BMW pixies when the X-drive does need to kick in. Or even with traction/stability control.

Same reason the 3 series guys have 225 F 255 R stock setup. Similar diameter.

Edit: Even with a 245/40 front you are still within %1 height so it should be OK.
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