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Old 01-17-2023, 08:54 PM
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Why do I want mud tires on my X5?

Someone help.
I'm eyeing a set of 275/45R20 Atturo Trail Blade mud tires to mount on my spare 20x10 style 214 wheels.
And mount on my 2006 X5...

What's wrong with me?
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Old 01-18-2023, 11:04 PM
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You guys are too late (thanks a lot ��). Just ordered them.
Stay tuned...
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:40 PM
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You guys are quite the boring peanut gallery

Picked them up today from FedEx
And of course couldn't wait to put them on. I still need some lug nuts for my 15mm spacers. The ones I had were maybe M12? I guess the X5 takes an M14. I plan to install them only in the rear, but they look quite good as-is if I may say so. They look the right size for the X5, only a tad oversize, not noticeable to the naked eye.

I'll post some better pics when I wash it.

So just a recap:
I was running squared style 214 rears (20x11) with 295/40R20 Michelin Latitudes. Wore those down and got an itch to put some mud tires on my spare front style 214s (20x10).
And here we are.
275/45R20 Atturo Trail Blade XT (sort of a hybrid mud tire) on the squared set of front 214s.

They hum a little as expected. But ride really good actually, only got to 65mph but so far all good. I used 2 oz of balancing beads in each. Good to have some tires with tread.
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Old 01-24-2023, 03:26 PM
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That's a good look for the E53 and they should work well in situations where there is a less than optimal road surface!
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Old 01-24-2023, 03:53 PM
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Most of us prefer speed over "run over everything" driving.
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Old 01-24-2023, 11:04 PM
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Thanks! First day of driving on them was good. It's only a subtle difference visually. A few more teaser pics of the beast. She makes a good cat warmer when not eating up asphalt.

More rain tomorrow but maybe a good wash and better pics after that.

This X5 is no speed demon, barely gets out of its own way. I wish it would go fast. But I love it!
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I didn't even know what mud tyres look like

Looks pretty badass, have to say. Here we have virtually no dirt roads to speak off so offroading is very much a niche activity
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Old 01-25-2023, 06:06 PM
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Thanks!
Truthfully I don't need mud tires either, only could have used them a handful of times in the last couple years. They'll be asphalt eaters like my Michelin tires were. These were only $600 shipped with tax and are supposed to get 45k miles. I'll be pushing 240k miles by then. We'll see.

Here are a few better pics after I washed some of the grime off from all this rain we've been getting.

There are no spacers installed yet. I have 12mm, 15mm, and just ordered some 20mm with M14x1.5 extended lug bolts. So I'll see what looks best when I get a chance. As-is they sit way better than I expected.
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very clean... needs some mud
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Thought of this thread when I saw this blog post from ECSTuning.

https://blog.ecstuning.com/best-of-b...r-overlanding/
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