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Old 11-13-2013, 09:33 PM
dweintra dweintra is offline
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seattle
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New member intro and quick wheel question


I have read the forum on and off since last year. About 8 months ago I purchased a 2011 X5 diesel with a long list of options and love it. I sold an 05 Range Rover and for a while I missed it and had second thoughts about the BMW. In time I came to love the X5 and the fuel economy/torque is fantastic. I also love the Idrive interface and reliability (so far!).

**Now for the question: I have the 18 inch standard wheels. I wish to swap them with someone I met who has the 20 inch Y wheels. I want the sportier look and he wants better traction in snow, etc. His X5 is a 2008 4.8. We are trying to figure out if we can just swap the wheels whole or if we need to break them down and have the sensors swapped. I called Discount Tire and they think the sensors need to be swapped. I looked online and there is an online store selling the same sensor for both model years. Does anyone know? I called a local BMW dealer and they did not know off hand and no one who knew was available.


Seattle, WA
BMW X5 Diesel
Noble M12 GTO-3R
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