BMW X3 Forum
BMW X3 Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
XBimmers | BMW X3 Forum > BMW X3 Forums | F25 (2011 - Current) > Second Generation BMW X3 General Forum » E83 wheels on F25 did not fit !

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
neelkc12
Private
United_States
3

 
neelkc12's Avatar
 
Drives: x3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: boston


Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW X3  [0.00]
Lightbulb E83 wheels on F25 did not fit !

Picked up E83 wheels and winter tires from salvage yard ( nice and gorgeous tire rack sports edition wheels) hoping they would for on my 2011 F25. Many threads on this forum suggest that they should fit . I also got new bolts ( M14x1.25) from tirerack . Alas they did not fit. - Calipers were too tight ( absolutely no clearance) and the wheel did not move at all. What am I missing ? Thought about wheel spacers and asked a local BMW indy about probable size of wheel spacers. He could not help either.


Technical details :

Basic wheel specifications for the X3(F25) chassis are:
Bolt Circle = 5 X 120mm
Offset = 45mm (43 to 47mm acceptable)
Hub centering Bore = 72.5 mm (hub ring dia. = 72.47mm)
Bolts = M14X1.25 Spherical seat, 17 mm heads (Note the X3(E83) uses M14X1.5 bolts)
Minimum bolt engagement = 9.5 turns

For E83 all same except the bolt sizes

Bolt Pattern: 5x120 | Center Bore: 72.56 | Hardware:12x1.50 Bolt | Offset: 34-45mm

==============

Also, I could see the wheel after mounting it that it not flush against the hub , where as my OEM wheels are!.

Thoughts , before I put wheel and tires on craigslist.
Appreciate 0
      02-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
AW328i
Member
5

 
AW328i's Avatar
 
Drives: Range Rover Sport
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA


Posts: 90
iTrader: (4)

I'd definitely try some small spacers man if that's all the issue is, as long as the offset will look proper.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
urquattro83
Registered
0

 
Drives: 2007 X3 3.0si M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Burlington, WA


Posts: 4
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AW328i View Post
I'd definitely try some small spacers man if that's all the issue is, as long as the offset will look proper.
Is the "look" you refer to more important than proper fit?
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
Ranger 6
Private First Class
United Kingdom
5

 
Ranger 6's Avatar
 
Drives: X3 3.0d M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 103
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Just returned from a skiing trip to the Alps and saw an F25 parked at the side of the road with E83 Style 143 and winter tyres. Obviously I couldn't tell whether it had spacers or not.

When you say the calipers - do you mean the wheel isn't big enough(diameter problem - e.g. 17s won't fit a 35d but 18s will) or the spokes are catching(offset problem)?
__________________
X3 3.0d M-Sport
Mini Cooper S

Appreciate 0
      03-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
neelkc12
Private
United_States
3

 
neelkc12's Avatar
 
Drives: x3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: boston


Posts: 69
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW X3  [0.00]
spokes are catching(offset problem). I guess I would have to do my due diligence of doing all measurements and order some wheel spacers.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
Ranger 6
Private First Class
United Kingdom
5

 
Ranger 6's Avatar
 
Drives: X3 3.0d M-Sport
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 103
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Thanks - are you using OEM wheels?
__________________
X3 3.0d M-Sport
Mini Cooper S

Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST