2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 F10 Technical Topics Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes 20" wheels - How Wide in the Rear?
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #1
AgsWin
Lieutenant
AgsWin's Avatar
16
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 528i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: College Station, TX

iTrader: (1)

20" wheels - How Wide in the Rear?

Cant decide what is the best option for a set of Forgestar wheels. I have heard 20x9 in fronts and 20x10.5's in rear. Is that the ideal set up or are some people running 20x11 in rears without problems?
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
enzeru
is writing a message
enzeru's Avatar
Indonesia
4
Rep
146
Posts

 
Drives: F10/GL500
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Jakarta

iTrader: (0)

Im running 11.5 rear without problem, so 10.5 should be fine as long as you have the right offset and tire size
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
remmib
General
remmib's Avatar
Norway
353
Rep
26,256
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Norway

iTrader: (0)

If your not doing wider tires than 285, I see no piont going wider than 10.5" rear wheels.
__________________

F10 520d M-Sport Alpine White | HRE P43SC 20x9+20x11 | Michelin PSS 255/35+295/30 | KW V3 Coilover | M5 Front Sway Bar + M550d Rear Sway Bar | 3D Design Front Lip | BMW M Performance CF Spoiler | BMW M Performance Diffuser | BMW M Performance Black Grills | BMW M Performance Pedals |
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
AgsWin
Lieutenant
AgsWin's Avatar
16
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 528i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: College Station, TX

iTrader: (1)

Remmib, thanks for your input. I talked with LACASTER and I think I am going to go with 20x9 in fronts and 20x10.5 in rears. What size tires should I run with this set up?
Appreciate 0
      01-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
remmib
General
remmib's Avatar
Norway
353
Rep
26,256
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Norway

iTrader: (0)

You can go with the oem size 245/35/20 + 275/30/20,
but many puts on a little wider 245/35/20 + 285/30/20
or 255/35/20 + 285/30/20.
__________________

F10 520d M-Sport Alpine White | HRE P43SC 20x9+20x11 | Michelin PSS 255/35+295/30 | KW V3 Coilover | M5 Front Sway Bar + M550d Rear Sway Bar | 3D Design Front Lip | BMW M Performance CF Spoiler | BMW M Performance Diffuser | BMW M Performance Black Grills | BMW M Performance Pedals |
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
AgsWin
Lieutenant
AgsWin's Avatar
16
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 528i M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: College Station, TX

iTrader: (1)

I was just informed that the wheel I want comes only in 20x10 or 20x11, what do you recommend if I am going to be on H&R and have an M Sport F10?
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
Andy@MORR
Andy@MORR's Avatar
10
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Doral, FL

iTrader: (-1)

It really depends on what you're trying to achieve with the car. Running anything larger than a 20x10" on the F10 is honestly just for bragging rights, as their is zero added benefit from going with a 10.5" or 11" rear. The only thing you'll gain, is added weight, which is a negative.

You're limited by your rear tire selection, and a 20x10" fits any tire you could want to run in the rear if you plan to stay within the maximum tire widths recommended for an F10.

If you have a serious need to add rear traction, a different selection of tires, or a wider tire can help, but on this platform, adding a massive rear tire and a massive rear wheel does nothing but hurt the overall feel of the car with an unnecessary stagger and added rotational weight.

Again, it depends on the overall goal you're going for, but to increase the wheel size, and still keep the car feeling quick on it's feet and increase the vehicles responsiveness and overall dynamics, go for a light wheel in a 20x9" & 20x10" set-up. That's what we run on F10's, and have had nothing but great feedback so far. A 20x10.5" is fine in the rear too.

Hope this helps!

Here's one of our 20x9" & 20x10" set-ups on an F10, running a 285/30/20 out back:


- Andy
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #8
Park828
Lieutenant
United_States
8
Rep
550
Posts

 
Drives: f10 535i msprt e60 550i msprt
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Jose CA

iTrader: (3)

setup looks pretty amazing! with that setup no rubbing at all? if it makes any difference i have m sport with dynamic handling + integral active steering + Dynamic drive and plan on lowering the car a little bit too. tires will most likely be michelin pss in the sizes you recomended.

thank you!
__________________
2011 F10 535i
07 e90 AW Terra Manual, Brushed Aluminium, ZCW, ZPP, ZSP, comfort access, power rear shades, manual side windows shades, PDC, NAV, HD radio, Sirius, 6FL Ipod, 6UH RTTI
97 e36 techno v M3 coupe manual
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2012, 11:32 PM   #9
Andy@MORR
Andy@MORR's Avatar
10
Rep
513
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Doral, FL

iTrader: (-1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Park828 View Post
setup looks pretty amazing! with that setup no rubbing at all? if it makes any difference i have m sport with dynamic handling + integral active steering + Dynamic drive and plan on lowering the car a little bit too. tires will most likely be michelin pss in the sizes you recomended.

thank you!
Zero rubbing on that set-up, on that F10. But remember, offsets have way more to with it than the widths do. Picking the right offset in combination with the right width allows you to optimize the set-up for your car.

This car is slammed on KW Variant 3 coilovers, and experiences no rubbing, so just make sure whichever wheel company you purchase from picks picks good widths for you, but more importantly, picks good offsets for the F10 platform and your particular end goal for the car.

Hope this helps!


- Andy
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #10
ModBargains IV
Second Lieutenant
ModBargains IV's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
213
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i, 135i, E46 M3, 540i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 1721 E. Lambert Rd. Unit C, La Habra, CA 90631

iTrader: (1)

You can go up to 11.0 in the rear I think, but 20x10.0 is what usually most of my F10 customers get.
Appreciate 0
      01-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
GTR-Dad
Driver
GTR-Dad's Avatar
Canada
6
Rep
207
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 M5 - DCT
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Beaumont, AB

iTrader: (0)

Canadian F10M5's are listed as coming with 20x10.0 shod with 295/30 R20's.
Appreciate 0
      01-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
commaps188
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
45
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington

iTrader: (0)

what are the correct offset if one is planning to slam the F10

20x10 or 20x11, and suggestion?

Thanks
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #13
DentalBoy
Lieutenant
6
Rep
428
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 F10 550i Msport
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: GrandJunction, Colorado

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by remmib View Post
You can go with the oem size 245/35/20 + 275/30/20,
but many puts on a little wider 245/35/20 + 285/30/20
or 255/35/20 + 285/30/20.
Has anyone tried 295 with 10.5 wheels. I am buying wheels soon and the suggested is 285/30/20 I want to avoid the stretched look and thought a touch wider would help??
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #14
LACSTER
Major General
192
Rep
8,195
Posts

 
Drives: Hybrid
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: oc

iTrader: (64)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DentalBoy View Post
Has anyone tried 295 with 10.5 wheels. I am buying wheels soon and the suggested is 285/30/20 I want to avoid the stretched look and thought a touch wider would help??
285 is perfect for a 10.5 wheel. You can check out the specs of the tire on
their website for specs on wheel fittings. Most 285 can mount on 9.5 to 11 width.

Kevin
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
DentalBoy
Lieutenant
6
Rep
428
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 F10 550i Msport
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: GrandJunction, Colorado

iTrader: (3)

Thanks Kevin, I appreciate the input...
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2014, 04:14 PM   #16
Don Juan
Second Lieutenant
Don Juan's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
234
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

or you can run 195/30/20 in the rear which i think is the perfect size as remmib

My setup is 20x8.5 with 255/35/20 and 20x10 with 285/30/20.. I would have prefer the 295s as they have a little more shoulder to protect the rim...but too late..need to wait until it the tire wears off
__________________
Don Juan 2013 535i M Sport Premium Package, M Sport Package, Napa Leather, Multi Comfort Seats, Aluminum Interior, IND Painted reflectors (front & Back), M Performance Gloss Black Grills , M Carbon Fiber Spoiler, JB4 Stg2 Map 5, K&N filter,20"HRE FF Wheels, 3.75"quad pipes and M5 rear diffuser)
Retired 2011 X5 35d PP,SPP, 3rd Row, Aluminum roof Rails, Premium Stereo.
Appreciate 0
      01-23-2014, 11:01 PM   #17
william_rhettb
New Member
0
Rep
22
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 550i
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC

iTrader: (0)

I am going with the OEM 312 style 20" rims, which are as follows:

Fronts are 8.5x20 ET:33, tire recommendation 245/35-20
Rears are 9x20 ET:44, tire recommendation 285/30-20

Should I use spacers? If so, what size? Will the standard 10mm front, 15mm rear work?

Thanks for your help
Appreciate 0
      01-24-2014, 12:30 AM   #18
MELLOWYELLOW06
Captain
MELLOWYELLOW06's Avatar
9
Rep
858
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535 MSport & 2012 650i
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Front can easily take a 10 mm
Rear can easily take 18 mm
And still be conservative

Correct me if I'm wrong
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2014, 12:03 PM   #19
///M ARMY
Lieutenant Colonel
22
Rep
1,588
Posts

 
Drives: F80
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: In your dreams

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2015 BMW M3  [0.00]
You can run a 295 with a 11 rear. That's what I'm running
__________________
2015 BMW /// M3 BSM
Installed: ER Downpipes, IND Gloss Blacks Grills, BSM Reflectors, JB4 Stage 3, Meisterschaft GT2, MORR Wheels and etc....
Appreciate 0
      02-03-2014, 04:31 PM   #20
fharose
New Member
0
Rep
5
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 550i
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dublin CA

iTrader: (0)

Hi Folks,
I recently installed 20x9.5 in front and rear which came off my old 5 series. Will there be any issue running a standard setup (handling, suspension, rubbing etc)? The current tire size is 245/35/20.. Can I install 275/35/20 on the rear with this set ?

I get humming sound and the shop recommended to change the front tires.

I need some help here...

Thanks,
Ferry
__________________
Ferry
2011 550i
CF grille, 20" Matte Blk HR6 wheels, Llumar CTX tint (17% rear, 35% front)
Appreciate 0
      02-03-2014, 05:36 PM   #21
MELLOWYELLOW06
Captain
MELLOWYELLOW06's Avatar
9
Rep
858
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 535 MSport & 2012 650i
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

What are the offsets? Without that, its hard to tell.
I believe the older 5s had a lower offset but with only being 9.5 out back, you may be fine.
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST