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Old 10-24-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Winter Wheels and Tires: Decision 2013

So I have been talking to various people about getting winter tires and wheels on my E90 xdrive. Below are the options I have come across and I would appreciate if you can give your opinion based on experience/knowledge. My tire size is 225/45/17 91H.


1) Dealership installed OEM Stock winter wheels (with hub caps) + dunlop runflat tires: very pricey (~$2K) and I want to move away from run flats

2) Get steel wheels + decent winter tires (eg. Micheline/bridgestone/) that are non-runflat. Perhaps the low cost option, but steel wheels may just not be the best look =)

3) Get replicas wheels (like Euro Klasse) + decent winter tires. I have been told replica wheels are just as good and run just as fine

4) Get only winter tires on my existing OEM wheels, and during spring/summer get new set of summer wheels. What, how and where for summer wheels - don't they cost more?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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Option 5.) - Look for OEM rims in the for sale section or kijiji and buy a set of decent winter tires
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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According to BMW, you should not use steel wheels for xDrive vehicles, only alloy wheels. So option #1 and #2 is not feasible.

You did not mention what size of winter tires (16", 17", 18" or even 19") you want. That will affect your available options.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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why does bmw say you shouldn't use steel wheels on awd?
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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thanks, All.

tchung, actually i did mention my tire size: 225/45/17 - so it's a 17".
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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According to BMW, you should not use steel wheels for xDrive vehicles, only alloy wheels. So option #1 and #2 is not feasible.

You did not mention what size of winter tires (16", 17", 18" or even 19") you want. That will affect your available options.
I am not too keen on steel wheels either.
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why does bmw say you shouldn't use steel wheels on awd?
According to my dealer's parts department, this is due to the extra torque of the xDrive vehicles. Feel free to call any dealer and ask.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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thanks, All.

tchung, actually i did mention my tire size: 225/45/17 - so it's a 17".
I thought that is the tire size you have now. But you can do a -1 setup (16"), stay with 17" or do a +1 setup (18") for your winter tires.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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Cheapest option would be to buy new winter tires for your current winter setup.

Best looking option, put winter tires on your oem summers and buy some new summer wheels/tires. Price can range based on your taste and budget...

If you are happy with your current summers, buy some used oem wheels and new winter tires.

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I have been told replica wheels are just as good and run just as fine
The quality of reps have a wide range, some are better than others. Some are really crap...
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According to my dealer's parts department, this is due to the extra torque of the xDrive vehicles. Feel free to call any dealer and ask.
that doesn't make any sense, x drive doesn't provide any additional torque, and torque doesn't have any effect on wheels, steel or otherwise.
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Cheapest option would be to buy new winter tires for your current winter setup.

Best looking option, put winter tires on your oem summers and buy some new summer wheels/tires. Price can range based on your taste and budget...

If you are happy with your current summers, buy some used oem wheels and new winter tires.



The quality of reps have a wide range, some are better than others. Some are really crap...
Thanks, T.Dot.

Making current wheels for winter is a good idea. They are decent - hence I am debating if I should keep them or use them for winters.

Where can I shop for summer wheels and good quality concave style ones - I want to get an idea how much of a hole it will leave me in

If nothing works, then I will just go for the cheapest option for now.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #12
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Thanks, T.Dot.

Making current wheels for winter is a good idea. They are decent - hence I am debating if I should keep them or use them for winters.

Where can I shop for summer wheels and good quality concave style ones - I want to get an idea how much of a hole it will leave me in

If nothing works, then I will just go for the cheapest option for now.
Even better. buy a set from someone on this forum:

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159907

Over $1200 for new run flats at the dealership without wheels ...
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