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Old 08-25-2007, 07:03 PM
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Question New Wheels?

Looking for a little insight from you all. I have an 05 X5 3.0 with the stock rims/wheels- 17", I believe. I hate 'em! I am looking at possibly upgrading to 20" wheels...the star spoke 87's. My question is two fold...

If I put these on my X5, which does not have the sport package, are there specific tire sizes you would recommend? I am assuming that the sport package lowers the ride a little, so I don't want to but too low a profile tire on the car, and have it look "funny".

Secondly, I'm a bit budget constrained, and have been looking at replica wheels. Transwheel Corporation has a set of the 87's that are exact specs of the OEM ones, but obviously cost much less. Anyone have recommendatoins, opinions, or general feedback on going this route?

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Stick up a photo of your X5 and let us see whats it like first....?
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Lakeshore Wheel and Tire makes great 87 replicas... They're what I have on my car!
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I have replica 87's - like lemans4.8 - look and fit great!
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wheels and tires go for around 1600 on ebay
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http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com...=&prevstart=16

The wheels are guaranteed to be perfectly round and as close to OEM as you can get!! I have a set and the car drives better than with the 4.8 OEM wheels on the car!! They also did a very fast shipment (less than a week) in double boxes! They also came with lugs and OEM center caps!!
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http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com...=&prevstart=16

The wheels are guaranteed to be perfectly round and as close to OEM as you can get!! I have a set and the car drives better than with the 4.8 OEM wheels on the car!! They also did a very fast shipment (less than a week) in double boxes! They also came with lugs and OEM center caps!!
I checked them out...great pricing. Only thing I'm not comfortable with, is the fact that they dont include a structural warranty on their product. I posted in the wheels forum, as well, and got feedback that replicas sometimes aren't designed to support the weight of our SUV's over the life of the vehicle. I checked out wheels and caps (ebay seller) and they include a lifetime structural warranty.

Anyone have additional thoughts, or feedback to the contrary? I'm just trying to cover my bases. I'm sure these are great wheels, but...
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