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Hi! I got a quote to my IX50 for rims and studded winter tires that ended up at €5500. That’s a lot of money :)

I decided to look for after market rims but it’s not easy to find compatible rims, and no rims are certified for IX yet.

I got a solution with Audi rims that will work on paper, but it feels a bit “scary” when it is a new and heavy car and the rims are not certified specifically for IX.

Does anyone have any comments or ideas regarding aftermarket rims this early to IX?
 

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Yeah 20" should be in the $2k range. Was looking at Tire Rack and only saw the following options for a standard 275/50R20 fitment:

Pirelli Scorpion Winter: Not great value for $438.
Blizzak DM-V2: Cheapest at $280 but not great at highway speeds in the dry (albeit cold)
Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV: Not bad at $342. Should be decent on all dry/wet/snow.
Vredestein Wintrac Pro: I like this at $262 with the circumferential grooves for better wet/slush performance.

I'm SoCal based and do a lot of long-distance road trips for snowboarding (mostly SLC and sometimes up to Whistler/Banff) so the dry performance is pretty important also for cold dry highways. Everyone's snow situation is difference so my recommendation for those who need more low speed/ice grip would be the Blizzaks. I wouldn't take the Blizzaks because their breakaway on cornering is too sudden and not gradual at highway speeds which would be bad for me, but many of you won't really care. Or you can go for the Michelins.
 

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Got the studded winter boots on, sorry missed the previous posts asking about them. Rims: Replika R233 22" Tire: Continental - IceContact XTRM 275/40/22. Got the package fully mounted and balanced from PMC tire in Quebec. All done online. They may ship internationally, but I'm not sure.
Any sense or what the non-aero wheels do to your range?
 

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Im getting my iX xdrive50 in a few days with 22 rims and performance tires(non Run flat) and I want to just purchase 275/40/22 winter tires and put them on the original rims and switch them each season. Is there a significant safety issue to do this? I'm getting some mixed responses from dealerships.

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Im getting my iX xdrive50 in a few days with 22 rims and performance tires(non Run flat) and I want to just purchase 275/40/22 winter tires and put them on the original rims and switch them each season. Is there a significant safety issue to do this? I'm getting some mixed responses from dealerships.

Thanks.
No safety issues, dealer just wants you to buy the winter package from them. The only risk is a tire shop damaging/scuffing the rims when doing the changeover so choose a good shop.
 

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I think downsizing to 21 or 20 is a better option for the winter, especially it also gets you a higher profile tires to be used in the snow. If you aren't into BMW OEM winters, maybe just get AF rims and tires. That way it is also cheaper when you do the rim/tire switch twice a year. I got my BMW OEM winter set in the US because it isn't available in Canada for some reason.
 
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