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Old 12-31-2009, 06:30 PM
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X5M + 19" snows == unreal

I got a set of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows put on today. Except for a car that had four studded snow tires when I lived in a place that got 30' of snow a year, this is by far the best setup I've used. That includes a current A4 with 225 width tires! For the two things that really matter to me, stopping power and turning grip (pretty much any all-season or snow tires will accelerate well in an AWD car, except on ice), the car is unbelievably good. It will be our family's go-to vehicle in crappy conditions.

Sad that it's dirty, but very impressed!

One aside: in researching the various wheel options, I noticed that there are two different styles of wheels that fell under the Style 298M heading. While I was resigned to getting the one on the top/left, I was absolutely thrilled to get the one on the right/bottom (the wheels actually attached to the car) -- they're Ferric Gray (I think), and the offset of the rims is changed enough to so it doesn't actually make it look like the car body ate the rims/tires. I'm a little bummed that I like this rims more than the stock rims...then again, they're on my car for more than five months of the year, anyway!
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I loved my Pirelli Ice and Snows. Great winter tire.
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These are the ones made for X ///M. Any pics of wheels on your X?
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:41 PM
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These are the ones made for X ///M. Any pics of wheels on your X?
It's weird -- if you look at BMW Canada, they show the other style as 298M...I didn't really care too much, as I wanted them for practical purposes, not aesthetic. The fact that they look hella-sweet is a pure bonus.

No pictures yet. I got home pretty late, and I had to clear the driveway. I'll try to post a few tomorrow.
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These are the ones made for X ///M. Any pics of wheels on your X?
I love these for winter. Are these style 298?
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:05 PM
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BMW does not have the pic on their site yet. The one on white X5 M I posted are the official X ///M fitment. More pics below.

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:59 PM
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Indeed...I should have just asked beforehand!!! Never should have trusted the BMW Canada website:

M Series Winter Tire Package - Style 298 X5 M | BMW Canada
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When I had my 4.6iS, I purchased 4 front rims and put stock front sized 275/40/20 Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow on all the way around. I also had 30mm spacers on the back so the tires looked wider in the back since they were pushed out. With this setup, I went through many snow storms in VT and here in NY. It was a great setup and I never even got close to being stuck. They handled beautifully as well on the dry pavement. Important to me was looks as well. Since I was on stock 20's, I didn't sacrifice the visual aspect of the vehicle either.
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You guys should be careful with non-stock recommended tires/wheel combos on a 4WD car incl. all those stability management gizmos. It can happen in one of those rare situations when you actually need the stability management to kick in but it doesn't/or doesn't kick in correctly, creating a dangerous situation. This is also valid for non-recommended tires on a high performance SUV. I can't believe how much handling changed on my Cayenne Turbo S changed when I went from recommended Pirelli Scorpion Ice&Snow to Nokian WR. The Nokian tires were absolutely great on snow, the Scorpion was no match at all for them but when it came to driving on dry or even wet pavement, the Nokian sucked big time, especially when driving at the limit. At very high speeds over 130 mph for example, the steering reaction became extremely sensitive, asking for a lot of concentration from the driver to avoid tricky situaitons when changing lanes.

I won't even start with possible warranty issues in case something goes wrong with the 4WD system/drivetrain. Just make sure you at least use the same rims/tire sizes recommended by BMW.

Here is another photo of the recommended BMW wheel set on a X6 M.
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They actually look pretty good on the X5/X6M in my opinion.
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