I dearly love my X-5. 110K miles & counting. My previous vehicle was a Hummer. Didn’t fit in the parking space in the lofts we were moving to. At 6″ wider than a Suburban, no go. I’ve also owned a couple of Jeep Grand Cherokees, and so have some experience with after market wheels & tires.
I put huge rub-rub thing-tires (some guys will know what I mean) on a Cherokee, on the 15″ rims. It completely got the look to way envy worthy.
For the X-5, I eventually went with 20″ alloys and low profile tires, 275s on the front, 315s on the rear—you don’t need to rotate the tires on BMWs. They’ve simply engineered the suspension properly, and they wear evenly without rotation—110K miles and counting. Never a tire rotation.
Incidentally, looks like the T@DA is sold. Retired Canadian couple making their way down to pick it up, then make their way back up. We’re going with something a bit larger, heavier, but with 200% better sleeping arrangements. Secret: I’m netting about $1,500 in the trade.
But I have a problem. Hang gliding is costing me a lot of money and it shouldn’t because as we say, it’s “free flight.” This trip up the hill cost a lot in shredded tires.
So, I’m taking my lovely X-5, easily the best car I have ever owned, and I’m going to drive it until that 4.4L V8 bites it in a coupla hunerd K. I’m going to transform its gloss grey and fake rims & tires.
Here’s the meta theme:
Here’s the variation, because I need wheels that aren’t’ going to break (yes, I have a crack in one of my alloys, and it leaks air), and above something that surpasses pussy-poser dimensions (grew up with SUVs…we actually climbed mountains with them).
So, here’s the other half.
Yep, hearty 15″ steel wheels, big ass tires. I’ll got for all season, as I’m no fan of my tires competing with the sterio.
Now, imagine that matte black finish with something like those wheels and tires.
I’ll post a pic when I get done.