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      04-18-2019, 01:13 PM   #23
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I'm going aftermarket 21" with non run flat Pirelli winter. One of these 2 options.
those are some slick looking wheels. how much?
4100-4600 with tmps, balance ,mounting etc. the Rohana is a little more
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I'm going aftermarket 21" with non run flat Pirelli winter. One of these 2 options.
those are some slick looking wheels. how much?
4100-4600 with tmps, balance ,mounting etc. the Rohana is a little more
including the tires?
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      04-18-2019, 02:16 PM   #25
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Yes, wheels and tpms are 2100-2500 and tires are 2000
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Pictor you have a 3 ton floor jack youíd recommend? Need one of those, a jack adapter to fit the lift point under the vehicle, and then a nice wrench I guess.
Nothing specific or fancy that I would recommend. I have an old Craftsman floor jack that has held up for years. I had a "puck" adapter that fits into the BMW jack points. Just use a torque wrench each time and wheel chocks and you're good to go.

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wheel-size.com has the G07 at 5x112. It would be weird if all the Gx series are 5X112 and the G07 at a different size.
You're correct. Funny thing is that I thought I confirmed the spacing of the bolts on wheel-size. They are indeed 5x112 with a 66mm center bore like the other recent BMW's.
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I still have stock wheels from the '15 X5 I sold. Will they work on the X7?
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I still have stock wheels from the '15 X5 I sold. Will they work on the X7?
what size? not sure if 19"s will clear the break.
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what size? not sure if 19"s will clear the break.
I will have to check. They are in storage. They are either 19s or 20s.
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Stupid question — do you guys bring these up to your local garage each season to swap out the wheels? You load up the winter wheels in back (with some kind of protection so they don't dirty up your interior), drive it up and have them swap? May be necessary for me going forward, but seems like a pain in the butt. May just have to go all seasons to avoid the headache...
I usually just swap them out myself twice a year. Pretty easy as long as you have a decent floor jack and jack stands for safety. Obviously I wouldn't recommend to DIY if all you have is one of those crappy small scissor jacks that come with most cars meant for emergency use only. Also, a cordless impact wrench for lug removal makes the task even easier. Nice thing about DIY is that you can be more diligent about torquing your lugs properly when mounting the wheels with the aid of a proper torque wrench. Most shops including many dealership technicians simply torque the wheels back up with the impact wrench, which in most cases results in over-torquing of the lug bolts.
Same. And agree on torque too. Good floor jack and a cordless impact make it an easy job. You can flush the brakes and change the oil while you're at it!
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Iím ok using breaker bar to loosen them up unless you guys know a impact wrench that is a good value for this job.

Re stands, you guys lift up one corner at a time using jack then put in a jack stand at the other lift point on the same side of the car? And if so, you use a stand with adapter so that it slides right into
The bmw plastic lift points?
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Iím ok using breaker bar to loosen them up unless you guys know a impact wrench that is a good value for this job.
I use this:
DEWALT DCF899HB 20v MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil... ~$200 from amazon.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00WTQW7..._yQ1UCb3DBYF28

Phenomenal impact wrench. No matter how much the dealer over-torques the bolts or how seized the lug bolts might be after a long winter, this baby powers anything off with ease. I've had this for about 2 years and a previous model DeWalt for even longer. I use them both quite often during track season and of course during seasonal winter wheel swaps on all our cars. They both still work great. Seems built to last.
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Iím ok using breaker bar to loosen them up unless you guys know a impact wrench that is a good value for this job.

Re stands, you guys lift up one corner at a time using jack then put in a jack stand at the other lift point on the same side of the car? And if so, you use a stand with adapter so that it slides right into
The bmw plastic lift points?
I haven't needed a breaker bar. If you're properly torquing the bolts and swapping wheels twice a year it won't be a problem. An impact wrench is overkill and unnecessary unless you have one and want an excuse to use it. In fact, I have an impact wrench and never use it for my wheel swaps because it would just add more work to the process.

Here's what I do. I'm sure there are 'safer' ways but it's what I do.

1. Park the car with parking brake and chock two wheels. (level ground)
2. Arrange the new wheels ready nearby.
3. Use a protected 17mm socket on my wrench (~18"-24" handle) to loosen the lug bolts a 1/4 turn
4. Place a jack pad adapter on the floor jack and roll the floor jack under the BMW jack point. Lift the car until the wheel is in the air.
5. Complete the removal of the lug bolts.
6. Remove the wheel.
7. Add a small amount of Aluminum Anti-seize lube around wheel hub lip to make removal of the wheel easier next season.
8. (Optional but helpful if using wheel spacers) Insert a pilot lug.
9. Lift new wheel onto the hub. Normally I just rest the wheel on the lip of the hub (or on the pilot lug) and start hand tightening the wheel bolts in place. Remove the pilot lug if I used one and replace it with a bolt.
10. Tighten the bolts most of the way.
11. Use the floor jack to lower the car back onto the wheel.
12. Torque the bolts (star pattern) with my torque wrench (usually 98-102 lb ft).
13. Repeat
14. Check and set tire pressure

Usually this takes me 60-75 minutes including setup and cleanup time.
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Re stands, you guys lift up one corner at a time using jack then put in a jack stand at the other lift point on the same side of the car? And if so, you use a stand with adapter so that it slides right into
The bmw plastic lift points?
I try to place a jack stand closer to lifting point in the same corner, usually something that can support the car's weight like suspension subframes, etc (varies by car) because the whole point of the jack stand in this case is to serve as backup to the floor jack in case that fails so I don't get crushed. If you try and place it at the other lift point on the other axle, that might not be enough to prevent the corner you're working on from collapsing on you if the floor jack fails. For our Audis, I place it on the subframe suspension mount nearest the lifting point on the same corner. For the X7, I don't know because I don't own one yet.
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wow you guys absolutely rock, ty for your help.

two quick questions:

1) the 17mm protected socket works on the 5x112 bolts of the x7? looks like it will cause the crank that i have with my spare seems to be for a/f 17mm sized bolts.
2) what size pilot would you get for the x7? i'm running the staggered 22s in the summer, 21s in the winter. looks m14 x 1.25 is good for the x7

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wow you guys absolutely rock, ty for your help.

two quick questions:

1) the 17mm protected socket works on the 5x112 bolts of the x7? looks like it will cause the crank that i have with my spare seems to be for a/f 17mm sized bolts.
2) what size pilot would you get for the x7? i'm running the staggered 22s in the summer, 21s in the winter
Yes. the 5x112 is the bolt patten. The head of that bolt is 17mm.
The pilot lug is 14mm x 1.25mm.
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Yes. the 5x112 is the bolt patten. The head of that bolt is 17mm.
The pilot lug is 14mm x 1.25mm.
right on, thanks again for everything.

you have a floor jack you like? guessing 3 ton is sufficient but may lean 3.5 ton. more options at the 3 ton capacity than the 3.5 ton
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Stupid question ó do you guys bring these up to your local garage each season to swap out the wheels? You load up the winter wheels in back (with some kind of protection so they donít dirty up your interior), drive it up and have them swap? May be necessary for me going forward, but seems like a pain in the butt. May just have to go all seasons to avoid the headache...
i used to do this but with captains, not really sure i can fit all my 22s in the vehicle.
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