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Old 10-19-2009, 07:08 AM
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That's a good recommendation for those tires - helps give me more confidence in the decision. Thanks.
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That's a good recommendation for those tires - helps give me more confidence in the decision. Thanks.
Oh, you'll be fine in MD on the Scorpions IMO.

If I detect too much sliding around, I'll have to shift down to the 275's.
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ok so, we can do 19"???
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ok so, we can do 19"???
I don't think the 19" wheels clear the brakes.

If someone knows differently (for sure) please chime in.

I'd shift down to a winter set of 19" inch wheels if I could. Right now, I'm on the 20" Scorpion train.
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I think the recommended BMW setup for the x5m is in fact 19's (style 298m) so apparantly there are 19s that fit
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Someone on another board stated that his friend purchased BMW Style 232 wheels (19") for his X6M, and they fit fine....

I'm hoping this is true, but waiting for confirmation.

I'd much prefer going with a 19" tire, and 255 width rubber. We're not going to be exploiting anything near the full potential of the car during the winter - for us, it's just a matter of getting through the winter, safe, without having to worry about the tires. Looks don't matter to us in the winter, really. During the summer, I am Captain Anal Retentive with regards to the finish and detailing of our cars, but in the winter, especially on the Canadian Prairies, all that goes right out the window......
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i hear ya, i'm in manitoba...next worse place is saskatchewan and nothing like a month of -40 to toss all notions of car washing out the door...
TG for steering wheel heaters! i'm excited for that!

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Someone on another board stated that his friend purchased BMW Style 232 wheels (19") for his X6M, and they fit fine....

I'm hoping this is true, but waiting for confirmation.

I'd much prefer going with a 19" tire, and 255 width rubber. We're not going to be exploiting anything near the full potential of the car during the winter - for us, it's just a matter of getting through the winter, safe, without having to worry about the tires. Looks don't matter to us in the winter, really. During the summer, I am Captain Anal Retentive with regards to the finish and detailing of our cars, but in the winter, especially on the Canadian Prairies, all that goes right out the window......
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:41 AM
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To all neighbors in the north, I hope your winter isn't as bad as it was in Toronto last year and that you have a much better summer than they had this year. BTW, I completely agree about not being worried about looks in the winter if I lived where there was lots of snow - it's too important to get around and be safe - trumps the looks department all day long.
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i hear ya, i'm in manitoba...next worse place is saskatchewan and nothing like a month of -40 to toss all notions of car washing out the door...
TG for steering wheel heaters! i'm excited for that!
Better than nothing on the X5M, but they have de-tuned the steering wheel heaters in the 2009/2010 cars.

My '06 4.4 would burn my hands.. my ///M is dialed down quite a bit. Warm, not hot.

My wife noticed this on her '09 335xi too.

Hey BMW: when it's -15, we need all the heat we can get
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:23 AM
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My dealer just called me about X5M winter wheel/tire package

(can you say 1 week too late)

Style 298M - X5 M

19” Alloy wheels
Continental 4x4 WinterContact run-flat winter tires
255/50/19

$3565.84 plus tax

255's are going to look like hell tucked in on the ///M

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