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stevem12t2
10-15-2010, 06:14 AM
The site simply says an all-season tire will be mounted on these xdrive models. I have seen photos but of those, the close up ones were for European models and they usually have different tires than the US in my past research. Any owners out there care to let us know? :)

alex md
10-15-2010, 02:54 PM
goodyear 19 all-weather h rated

alex md
10-15-2010, 02:58 PM
I saw one 550xi m sport carbon black @Paul Miller BMW Wayne NJ, that one had above mentioned tires i would rather prefer Pirelli or Michelin, Goodyear look a bit chip IMO but.....

stevem12t2
10-15-2010, 03:05 PM
do you know what tire model?

stevem12t2
10-15-2010, 03:17 PM
My guess is the Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat (ROF) with the msport package in 275/35/19 and 245/40/19. It is an excellent tire and i presume a major upgrade in comfort from the Dunlop SP sport tires on my previous sport package 08 535xi. I had several sidewall issues with those and hope these to be a better design... here's to hoping. :)

richschneid
10-16-2010, 05:29 AM
My new 550i xDrive with sport package has 19" Goodyear Eagle LS 2 RFTs. These are M+S all season. I think they are V rated. They are made in Germany.

Malfatto
10-16-2010, 07:03 AM
Can't you request summer performance tires in place of the all-season tires on xdrive models??? I'd rather do this, and then swap them for snow tires in the winter, than have the ride quality and performance of all-season tires all year. Just talking from experience. Maybe all-season ROF tires have gotten better in the last few years???

kocsis
10-16-2010, 07:07 AM
I tried and was refused. I will just get winter ROF tires on rims....though as of now noone knows (not even TireRack) what fits. Any suggestions?

richschneid
10-16-2010, 09:32 AM
I tried and was refused. I will just get winter ROF tires on rims....though as of now noone knows (not even TireRack) what fits. Any suggestions?

I'm going to go with 18" winter tires. I always downsize for winter tires and increase the aspect ratio to maintain the same overall diameter. I'm probably going to get the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 performance RFTs. I always get a separate set of wheels to go with the winter tires. That way you don't have to pay at least $25 a tire to get them mounted and balance twice a year. Just checked this morning and they have a nice set of Chinese made black wheels for about $150 a piece. The set of four wheels, tires, and TPMS is $1800 plus shipping.

MBlack78
10-31-2010, 11:13 AM
My new 550i xDrive with sport package has 19" Goodyear Eagle LS 2 RFTs. These are M+S all season. I think they are V rated. They are made in Germany.

Anybody know if they are still putting Goodyears on the 550xi with sport package like Rich's? I heard post-September builds may have Michelins now.

richschneid
10-31-2010, 02:31 PM
Anybody know if they are still putting Goodyears on the 550xi with sport package like Rich's? I heard post-September builds may have Michelins now.

I don't think Michelin makes RFTs as yet. At least I haven't seen them on the tirerack ads. The Goodyears are pretty good for grand touring all season tires. I suggest you try driving a car with them before making an opinion.

MBlack78
10-31-2010, 02:36 PM
I don't think Michelin makes RFTs as yet. At least I haven't seen them on the tirerack ads. The Goodyears are pretty good for grand touring all season tires. I suggest you try driving a car with them before making an opinion.

Thanks Rich. The RFT's Michelin has are summer tires and not all season, which I just found out, so I'm sure they're still using the Goodyear LS-2.

rigel12
10-31-2010, 02:41 PM
Same as Rich's on my 550ix. Goodyear Eagle LS2 245/40 19" on all four. Rated 96V. Very nice ride, quiet and responsive. We get about 120" of snow/year where I live and get used to driving in it (and ice) pretty quick. I'm going to stay with these tires instead of putting on snow tires. I found that the all-seasons on my 535ix were just fine....could pass and take curves with no problems.