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Old 12-02-2020, 09:45 PM
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Well, this thread convinced me to do it!

I went with 265/60/18 Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws on style 69s. WOW, they are heavy tires. Made the stock 19's with 285s feel like racing wheels.

They fit fine, plenty of room around the tire with zero rubbing. I'm glad I did not try to squeeze in 265/65s or 285/60s. I only test drove a few miles but the experience was... interesting. It makes the X5 feel very truck like, but not in a horrible way. There is effort needed to turn at low speeds, and you can definitely feel the unsprung weight added. The fastest I got to was 50mph so I'm curious to see how high speed driving is.

Ride height is noticeably higher - I don't think I'm going to do the lift kit anymore, at least not right away. Especially after hearing Ragnarok's experience (thank you guys for the reviews). The Wildpeaks stood a bit over 1.5" taller than the 19" stock tires, and it feels like my X5 is right around .75" taller overall.

Will post more pics of the full car in the next week or two.



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Old 12-03-2020, 10:13 AM
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Those tires are awesome, especially for the price point. I had them on my Titan for over 60k mostly highway miles. Rode great on pavement and held like a mountain goat on a cliff when off road. Good choice!
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:46 AM
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Those tires are awesome, especially for the price point. I had them on my Titan for over 60k mostly highway miles. Rode great on pavement and held like a mountain goat on a cliff when off road. Good choice!
That's good to hear that you had a great experience with the Grabber ATX over 60,000 miles!
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Old 12-03-2020, 10:49 AM
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Well, this thread convinced me to do it!

I went with 265/60/18 Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws on style 69s. WOW, they are heavy tires. Made the stock 19's with 285s feel like racing wheels.

They fit fine, plenty of room around the tire with zero rubbing. I'm glad I did not try to squeeze in 265/65s or 285/60s. I only test drove a few miles but the experience was... interesting. It makes the X5 feel very truck like, but not in a horrible way. There is effort needed to turn at low speeds, and you can definitely feel the unsprung weight added. The fastest I got to was 50mph so I'm curious to see how high speed driving is.

Ride height is noticeably higher - I don't think I'm going to do the lift kit anymore, at least not right away. Especially after hearing Ragnarok's experience (thank you guys for the reviews). The Wildpeaks stood a bit over 1.5" taller than the 19" stock tires, and it feels like my X5 is right around .75" taller overall.

Will post more pics of the full car in the next week or two.



Yeah man! There you go!

I think that there are a lot of very good all-terrain tires and definitely want to hear your feedback on the Wildpeaks as you put on some miles. And yes, these larger all-terrain tires are pretty heavy. Post up some more pic's!
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:01 AM
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That's good to hear that you had a great experience with the Grabber ATX over 60,000 miles!
Not Grabber ATX, I had the Wildepeak AT3Ws.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:29 AM
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Not Grabber ATX, I had the Wildepeak AT3Ws.
Sorry, my mistake! Still good to hear that an all-terrain can make it to 60K miles.
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Old 12-03-2020, 12:00 PM
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They had plenty of life left when I traded the truck and I don't drive Ms. Daisy either.
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:00 PM
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I don't mean to make this about my problems, just sharing a similar experience. As you noted, other options get pricey real quick, so for $150 I try not to complain. It is an 18 year old vehicle with a quarter million miles, after all. But I have always loved and owned BMWs, so here I am.

Anyways, to address a few of your questions, here are some pics. The wheelwell gap looked about the same before and after; I have been keeping track of the ground clearance as I mod, all at the same point, the skid plate in the middle of the underside. Installing my tires (and nothing else) lifted me almost 1.5"; Installing this lift kit (and nothing else) lifted me almost 1/2". I then removed both sway bars, which made almost no difference in handling. I have some 1" spacers I need to install yet. So, pics: whole car, close-ups of each end, and a pic of the rear spacer installed.
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:04 PM
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I like how the Style 32s look on it with the big tires!
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Old 12-04-2020, 07:58 AM
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Great thread!

I believe this is the most thorough off-road build thread ever.

Thank you for write up!

How did you meet the 120 PCD with the Cragars?
Custom ordered?
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