Bought used BMW 525 (2004) want to change out 22 inch wheel back to 17 inch wheels, was told i have to replace the struts, is that right??

Asked by Jul 27, 2016 at 01:48 PM about the 2004 BMW 5 Series 525i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a used 2004 BMW 525, previous owner had 22 inch wheels with low profile tires.  want to return back to 17 inch wheels, will I have to replace struts

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I wouldn't think so if it wasn't lowered or modified other than the ridiculously large wheels. I am guessing the overall tire and wheel height is very similar between the 22s and the 17s.

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