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      05-14-2019, 04:59 AM   #1
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20" X5 style 214's

I've always liked the 214's - I had them on my E70 X5, so I've been looking out for a set and these appeared yesterday with matching Michelin tyres all round for a good price.

I'd done a fair bit of research so was fairly confident they would fit.

I had 18" style 368's on when I bought the car which I've never been a fan of...



Anyway, they fitted on fine - this is just after dropping the jack so the suspension hasn't settled yet:



Here you can see how close the fronts are to the strut, which BMW have flattened a little just to make things easier!





Here's the difference between the sizes... interestingly my speedo is now reading a GPS-correct speed at 70mph, and acceleration feels no different.



And here they are on this morning:





F: 20x10 ET40 275/45/20 (X5 size)

R: 20x11 ET37 315/35/20 (X5 size)
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      05-14-2019, 08:52 AM   #2
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Looks great. Acceleration really doesn't feel different? Just hard to imagine for me. I went the other way, from heavy 21s from the X6 to 18 inch forged wheels now and the difference is significant.
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      05-15-2019, 03:42 AM   #3
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Looks great. Acceleration really doesn't feel different? Just hard to imagine for me. I went the other way, from heavy 21s from the X6 to 18 inch forged wheels now and the difference is significant.
No, and I drive mine harder than an X3 should be driven really... Sport+ is a daily thing
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      05-15-2019, 04:35 AM   #4
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For reference the diameter on the fronts went from 702.2mm to 755.5mm, so a -7.05% speedo difference which is quite a bit, whereas the rears went from 702.2mm to 728.5mm giving a -3.61% speed difference.

So there must be a difference but I honestly don't feel it.
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For reference the diameter on the fronts went from 702.2mm to 755.5mm, so a -7.05% speedo difference which is quite a bit, whereas the rears went from 702.2mm to 728.5mm giving a -3.61% speed difference.

So there must be a difference but I honestly don't feel it.
Interesting. Some quick googling says these are about 37 lbs for the front wheels and 39 for the rears, vs. mine (OEM m-parallels) that are about 22 lbs. My old style 215s were about 47/53 lbs front/back. I guess I didn't think the difference from 21s to 20s would be that significant.
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Looks great! Thinking about doing the same.
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I know when i tried a set of X5 wheels on mine i definately felt the difference. Although a lot of the difference was anytime i hit a bump or anything. Sadly the fronts were too close to the strut so never kept them. But man did it look mean with all that tire.
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