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Old 11-24-2007, 12:29 AM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Georgia
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Unhappy Sinking Cash in My X5 and now need tires...

Hi All,

Just wanted to apologize first if this question has been answered.. I have been searching for an hour and cant find a direct answer.

After spending about 6 thousand dollars (since last November) on my 2001 X5 (CURSE Atlanta Auto Brokers for selling a lemon!) ... I now need to get tires and really am tired at shelling out cash for this car.

I am wondering... what is the advantage for running staggered tires? (Currently 255/50/19 front 285/45/19 rear)

Can I run the same tire size on all four wheels? If so, what is the best tire size for all four?

Good news: still love that dang car!! Doh!! Stupid BMW making awesome cars!

Thanks in advance,
Jen! : )
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:21 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northern VA
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if you started with spending $6k already, i dont think it will stop at $6k. and now you are pouring more money into it, that doesnt make sense. there isn't a real difference in running staggered set over same size set unless you really bond to you car, you can feel what it feels on the road, otherwise just run same size, that saves you a money. it is an 01 so you dont want to spend more and more on it, it will get old very soon, and i say very soon you will face with tons of issues, then you will regret and ask yourself why you even bother spending $2k on that staggered rims. its the rims that are staggered not the tires, you must have a staggered rims set to run staggered tires. why bother? look everywhere for a set of 20" with tires for less than $1k or forget about it. because next thing you know you spend $10k on the car that only drives 10 days a month and the other 20 days sitting in the shop. right now, those 00, 01, 02 are due with problems after problems. good luck.
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