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    315/40/20 on X5 good idea?

    I have a 2003 X5 3.0i with the standard Michelin 235/65/17.
    I saw a similar car with Michelin 4x4 Diamaris 315/35/20 in rear and 275/40/20 in front. It looked great. What are the pros and cons of such an upgrade?



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    Slows down your 3.0i....


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    Re: 315/40/20 on X5 good idea?

    -No chance in snow or ice
    -may actually degrade your non-sport handling
    -the potholes of Cinnci will love them tars/rims!
    -V.expensive and why?
    -the sport 18s or the 19s off the 4.4 will look real good,too.
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    Your 3.0i will have poor gas mileage and possibly

    have an issue with insufficient torque to overcome speeds due to final gear ratios.

    Your 3.0 tranny should work acceptably with smaller / thinner tires such as 18" or 19" OEM 4.4 style rims.

    20" rims are for the 4.4 or 4.6 trannys....

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    Re: Slows down your 3.0i....

    I wonder why would that guy have them in the first place, by the way, I was mistaken originally when i said 315/40R20, it's actually 315/35R20

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