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BMW E9X 3 Series Wheel Fitment Guide

December 16, 2020

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When it comes to BMW, the E9X platform is one of the most popular cars on the road. This body style runs from 2007 - 2013 and with so many different models, it can be hard to find wheels that fit properly. We often see a pretty even mixture of staggered and square setups so we'll dive into a couple of options for both.

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Table of Contents

1. Square Setups

2. Staggered Setups

 

For those of you that don't know the difference between a square and staggered setup, please see the definitions below.

Staggered - A wheel setup where the rear wheels are a different size than the front wheels.

Square - A wheel setup where the front and rear wheels are the same sizes.

 

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What You Need to Know:

- Bolt Pattern: 5x120

- Wheel Diameter Range: 17 - 20 inches

- Wheel Width Range: 8 - 11 inches

 

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Square Setups

Lowered E90 on ESR Wheels

Starting off the list we have an E90 Sedan that keeps a simple and clean look. This car is running a set on 19x9.5 +35 ESR SR05 wheels wrapped in a set of 225/35 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires. This combination results in a very small amount of stretch that looks perfect when paired with the BC Racing Coilovers that this car has installed. Let's take a closer look at this build.

 

Wheels - ESR SR05

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The ESR SR05 is an easy way to get the iconic mesh style look that is so popular in the Euro community without breaking the bank.

 

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ESR creates quality wheels that most enthusiasts can get their hands on and the SR05 is no exception. We love the deep dish styling with the exposed hardware that this wheel achieves and with this low of a price, the ESR SR05 would be the best bang for your buck way to transform your BMW.

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Tires - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 225/35

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Michelin started all the way back in 1889 so needless to say, they know what they're doing. The company offers a wide array of tires so no matter what you use your car for, there's a Michelin tire for you. They've been one of the most well-known tire companies for a very long time and will go down as one of the greatest tire manufacturers in history.

 

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Whether you're looking for fuel economy, performance, or winter traction, Michelin has what you need.

The Michelin A/S 3 is an all-season tire know for its wet and dry grip. You can drive them in the winter as well with confidence. You get a 6-year or 45,000-mile warranty. Recognized for its safety and performance the A/S 3 gives you the control and quick braking power that you need. 

 

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Suspension-BC Racing Coilovers

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The suspension on this car is BC Racing Coilovers. 

BC Racing is one of the largest dealers of custom and pre-built suspension products. Founded in 2006, they now offer over 1100 different suspension kits. Their product line includes springs, coilovers, struts, and multiple other replacement parts.

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Square Setup #2

 

Square Setup 2

 

Wheels-Kansei KNP 18x9.5 22

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The wheels on this build are the Kansei Knp in Gunmetal in a 18x9.5 22. 

A performance wheel brand motivated by a passion for design, simplicity, and quality. Kansei shot to fame almost immediately and has continued to grow since. With their Formlite process, they are able to achieve a thinner, lighter, and stronger back half of the wheel giving their wheels the desired strength to weight ratio.

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These are a one-piece, alloy wheel with a 5-spoke design and exposed lug nuts. They are one of Kansei’s most popular choices and are available in a variety of sizes, finishes, and bolt patterns. 

 

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Tires- Federal 595 Rs-rr 275/35

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A Taiwan-based manufacturer, Federal’s story begins in 1954. Federal is an award-winning tire company that works with innovation in mind. They make reliable tires for almost any vehicle and almost any occasion and are recognized for their unbeatable low prices on their tires. Car and truck enthusiasts love to run Federals for the price and quality that they present. 

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The 595 Rs-rr is known for its race abilities. They claim to provide faster lap time and a better dry grip than the competition. It has a silica-infused tread and flame-shaped grooves to enhance grip and durability and decrease aquaplaning. 

 

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Suspension- Coilovers

 

The coilovers on this build are by Solowerks. We currently do not carry these however we recommend that you check out our other brands of coilovers that we offer, including BC Racing seen above. 

Suspension

 

Staggered Setups

 

BMW Staggered Setup

 

Wheels- Haxer HX020 Front 19x9 20, Rear 19x10 15

The wheels seen here are the Haxer HX020, we currently do not have these in stock. However, we recommend that you check out our other 19x9 20 and 19x10 15 wheels so that you can run the exact fitment seen here

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Tires- Federal Ss595 Front 215/35, Rear 235/35

Another Federal tire, we talk a bit about Federal above if you missed that. 

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The Ss595 is an all-season tire with an aggressive look. The uni-directional tread design enhances high-speed stability and traction. Meanwhile, the reinforced sidewalls ensure fantastic performance at any temperature. They are known for their comfortable ride and low road noise. 

 

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Suspension- Air Lift Performance Air Suspension

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Air Lift Performance is the performance division of Air Lift Company and produces full air ride and air management systems for lowered and performance vehicles. Our bolt-on, direct-OEM-replacement kits are designed precisely for each individual chassis and with a commitment to quality are engineered to fit, work and last.

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 Staggered Setup #2

 

BMW Staggered Setup 2

 

Wheels- BBS Rsii Anthracite Front 19x9 0, Rear 19x10 12

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BBS Wheels are without a doubt a staple in the aftermarket wheel scene. Founded in 1970, they have their roots buried deep within motorsports which lead to the iconic three-piece RS wheel. Today BBS offers many lines of aftermarket wheels ranging from low-pressure cast wheels in their Design Line, flow-formed wheels in their Performance Line, and even forged mono-block and multi-piece wheels in their Forged Line. BBS focuses on performance and technology in their wheels to remain true to their motto "Technology through Motorsports". 

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These wheels currently are unavailable, but we recommend that you check out our other BBS wheels.

 

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Tires- Landsail Ls588 Front 215/35, Rear 245/35

These also are currently unavailable but be sure to check out our other tires here.

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Suspension- Air Lift Performance Air Suspension

This setup is also running Air Lift Suspension. Read above to learn about Air Lift. Check them out here!

 

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