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Old 12-20-2021, 03:47 PM
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Rear damage repair scheduled in January. I was promised an SUV loaner then (after holiday shortages) from the rental agency. I've had too many needs for the roof rack and interior space to be stuck in a sedan for two weeks.
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…I now have a second (and wildly useless to me) set of X5 tires, and they're still looking for the Michelins. What a mess.
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Adapter plates exist that have 74.1mm on the hub side and 72.6mm on the wheel side. They are 20mm wide. You need longer wheel bolts of course but that should not be a deal breaker.
Ditto TriX5. I used my old e53’s Style 87 wheels as a winter set-up for my f15 X5. The e53 has a 72.56mm hub and the f15 has a 74.1mm hub.

I used either 12mm or 15mm hubcentric spacers that went from 74.1mm to 72.56mm…along with extended wheel bolts (added the width of the spacer to the existing lug bolt length).

So no need to waste all the money you spent…you can still use them with spending a few more dollars for spacers and extended bolts.

Here’s some images with the Style 87 wheels mounted on my f15:
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That is such a fantastic tip. Can I a mount e53 on e70 using this trick?
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That is such a fantastic tip. Can I a mount e53 on e70 using this trick?
Yes, you can mount e53 wheels to an e70 or f15 X5 if you incorporate hubcentric spacers that bridge the 74.1mm hub of the latter X5s to the smaller 72.56mm e53 X5 hub.

Do take into consideration the wheel’s offset because most don’t want the wheels to stick out past the fender. For those unfamiliar…to get the final wheel offset when using spacers…you DEDUCT the width of the spacer from the wheel’s offset. So a 45mm offset wheel with a 15mm spacer installed will have a new offset of 30mm…not 60mm.

I dug back thru my online purchases and found that I did purchase 15mm spacers. The vendor doesn’t have any online presently…but a quick eBay search did find some…the pic below is for 20mm spacers & extended bolts being sold for the e39…but these would also work for the e70/f15 since they have the same wheel bolt pattern. But you’d need to contact the vendor about the lug bolts…the X5 uses a slightly different lug bolt.
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Time for some routine service - Oil change and brake fluid flush. And I'll have Akebono pads installed all around since I'm within 10,000 miles of the original pads needing replacement. Dealer provided a 2021 X3 (G01 Model) loaner that has nice features, but I prefer the analog gauges and more spacious seating in the F15.

I appreciate the complimentary vehicle check by the dealer that includes information like brake pad thickness and tread depth of each tire, but a bit oil dampness in the belly pan does not mean I need to replace the stinking valve cover for $2400.


Still, getting my F15 and the CEO's F32 serviced, including a state inspection and brake fluid flush and getting out the door at about $600 was a pretty good achievement compared to my previous dealer. And I can't complain when the Christmas trip to Corpus Cristi and back averaged 25mpg at 80mph in the F15 .
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25 amazing. Which motor?


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N55 Turbo 3.0


Got 22.1 on the southbound trip and 27.9 on the northbound return.

It's only turning about 1900 rpm at 80 mph.
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What did you do to / for your F15 today?

Wow on the 3.0 newer model. The e70 30 gets worse mpg than wife's 50i!

I need to replace my 01 e53 (killed by deer) but budget will keep my grounded to another e53.

I saw an 08 that is possible so I may squeak into an e70 but n52 I think which prob will be very similar mpg to my EX five (I made that up the other day).
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Old 12-30-2021, 01:26 PM
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I stayed away from the E70 because of the broken differentials, and the ones I had as loaners always felt overweight to me. The F15 seemed to retain a higher degree of nimbleness. Transmissions seemed okay on them though.
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QSilver, those 87s look great on the F15, they are a truly timeless design. Ran my 87s on the E70 for a while and loved the look.

Anyone know if OF ever got those M4 wheels to work?
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