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Old 06-07-2014, 05:04 PM
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:51 PM
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Bottom of rim edge to the bottom lip of the fender S, let me know what your heights are!
Since lowering ride height is about lowering center of gravity, appearance or filling more of the wheel wells and different size rims and different size tires change one or more of those goals, seems to me the constant would be to measure from the bottom edge of the wheel well to the ground?
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BC, using the ground to fender would result in a ride height that was dependent on tires. Measuring from the edge of the wheel to the fender results in suspension height excluding the possible (slight) variance from different tires. Of course I should mention that since we're all on 20's this method is kind of an "assumed shorthand". It wouldn't be as easy to apply it across different diameter wheels.
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No xpert, but less low profile tires fill up more wheel well cat hideouts...all other things 'being equal'.

There was a long ago poster, flew recon/comm planes for the Air Force, that put 18" 'tall'/less low profile snow tires on a set of winter wheels: large as in 275/70R 18, or something like that, and they filled the wheel wells completely.

Very difficult to 'fill the well' with the common 45 or 40 series profile tires, regardless of wheel size, imo.
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I'm just passing along the measurement figures and specifications according to BMW so that when we measure our "ride height" the control factor is the same and we can measure according to wheel size.

Of course BMW is assuming we are all using stock tire sizes lol
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I understand keeping your 17" tires is an asset of yours. I respectfully understand the opportunity cost in your decision. However, I am SMDH at your opinion as you would state...as I am a proud owner of my X5. This thread is stated "Show Us Your X5!!". If you're interested in my style 87 wheels, PM me for details.
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As a non american i Kinda like it! you just need some thicker tires, would look better with a few mm more in the sidewall
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As a non american i Kinda like it! you just need some thicker tires, would look better with a few mm more in the sidewall
After I kept looking at them, that's the first thing I thought... Next time
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