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X5 alloys

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RobX5man, Mar 28, 2008.

    RobX5man guest

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    Can anyone explain what 'OFFSET' means regarding the alloy wheels? I have an X5 and have read on some website that not all alloy wheels fit these cars, although many people buy any alloys and then have problems. The 3 parameters that are essential are: studs- 5, stud diameter- 120 and Offset- 50 (according to that website). Now if you enter ebay and look for alloys you get offset 34, 40 or 50. Is this offtes really that importanat?

    morea3ic guest

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    Welcome to the forum Rob.

    Offset is the distance from the wheel's mounting surface to the edge. It is very important - too much or too little & your tires will rub - or worse.

    A knowledgable dealer is important when you are changing wheel diameter, width &/or offset.

    A qualtity wheel is important too.


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