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      05-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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MY wifes WHite X3 with painted oem 19's

not the best pic . just put these on 275-40-19 in rear and 245-45-19 in front

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      05-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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I like it!

You know, i used to run the same tire sizes, but then I realized why bother run a setup to induce understeer. Next time you get tires, you should put the same size all around, then you can rotate your tires too for extra long life.

I moved to 275/40R19 all the way around. You just need to pickup 2 more rear wheels so the fitment is best. I was running 19x9.5s up front and 19x10s in the rear. When i picked up the new tires, I actually put the same size all around because the fronts wheels were wide enough and I hadn't yet grabbed the extra 2 19x10s.

Anyway, I like the look. You should pick up the BMW Performance black kidney grill if you haven't already to match the look.
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      05-30-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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yes those are next. these cant be rotated due to different offset and width from front to back
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white cars and black wheels look so cool...
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      06-15-2012, 02:45 AM   #5
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Looks awesome!
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The contrast of white on black is cool. They look good for being painted. I second the grill rec.
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      10-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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I plastidipped the grill for now which looks good. Also FYI the 275-40-19 and 245-45-19 tires well the transfer case doesnt like that size so I have to switch out to oem tire size
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I plastidipped the grill for now which looks good. Also FYI the 275-40-19 and 245-45-19 tires well the transfer case doesnt like that size so I have to switch out to oem tire size
Can you explain what happens with those sizes? I used to run 245/45R19 front and 275/40R19 rear before I switched to the 275/40's all around. The staggered setup worked great, I just wanted a more balanced setup (less understeer).
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well it seems the transfer case makes lots of noises on low speeds . when coming to a stop 20 mph to stop theres a vibration felt through the car . Also when hitting big bumps the transfer case motor kicks on for 15 secs or so and also taking off from stop heavy acceleration I get a big vibration thoughout car also. There is an SIB from BMW stating that wrong offsets, different wheels and tire sizes cause transfer case issues and will gradually trash the it . I put on on stock wheels and tires and all issues were resolved . Do you have any weird vibrations with the tire sizes you have . what wheels do you have and size and width
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That's really weird. The wheels should have no effect, because its the overall tire diameter/circumference that will mess up the transfer case. The difference between those two sizes are within tolerances front to back.

Anyway, I was on 19x9.5 et45 and 19x10 et38 when I ran them. They were smooth as butter. Then I just put the same 275/40's on the 9.5 fronts before picking up 2 extra 10's. All option worked perfectly, so I really don't know what to tell you.

only thing I can think of (and it's a huge stretch) would be that you're rears were worn down very far while your fronts were new (causing enough of a size difference) or the tires had manufacturing defects of some kind...

I can guarantee that the staggered setup had zero problems with my transfer case. And I doubt there was any real difference between our model years that would relate to this issue (mine was a 2007 3.0si).. All that being said, I do like the 275/40R19's all around much better.
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The 19's look the part on the X3, now since you've confirmed the 9.5's & 10's fit the front with no issues, i have a question.....? My options are 19x9.5 all around with the 23, 33, or 43 offset. I want a flush look with no suspension rubbing probs, so whats my best bet? We are stock 18 inch,35et. 2006 M sport. I want width w/a mean look
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idk on that you will need to research more on the forums

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That's really weird. The wheels should have no effect, because its the overall tire diameter/circumference that will mess up the transfer case. The difference between those two sizes are within tolerances front to back.

Anyway, I was on 19x9.5 et45 and 19x10 et38 when I ran them. They were smooth as butter. Then I just put the same 275/40's on the 9.5 fronts before picking up 2 extra 10's. All option worked perfectly, so I really don't know what to tell you.

only thing I can think of (and it's a huge stretch) would be that you're rears were worn down very far while your fronts were new (causing enough of a size difference) or the tires had manufacturing defects of some kind...

I can guarantee that the staggered setup had zero problems with my transfer case. And I doubt there was any real difference between our model years that would relate to this issue (mine was a 2007 3.0si).. All that being said, I do like the 275/40R19's all around much better.
are you on 19x10's now all the way around? would really appreciate some knowledge on the offset to run for no issues.....thanks
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