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jmr99vet
01-02-2011, 06:17 AM
I just hit 4,000 miles on my car. I looked at the tires and cannot distinguish how they are wearing. Does anyone have over 15,000 miles on their RFT? How do they look? What kind of mileage do you think(hope) we will get on the RFT? Thanks

lindros2
01-02-2011, 07:12 AM
With all sincerity, I'm not sure I'll get to 15k miles on the Goodyears (based on sidewall bubbling).

I have somewhat uneven wear front left/right (@ 3000 miles).

Ry"c
01-02-2011, 11:50 PM
Which tires are delivered stock from BMW with for the 2011 F10 with Sport Package (not the M Sport)? How are they?

CC Brown
01-03-2011, 03:35 AM
I have Goodyear Eagle LS2 tire that have a tread wear rating of 400. Lots of RFT have a 220 rating. I am expecting over 30,000 and maybe 40,000 according to the Goodyear dealer. I'll be very happy with 30k.

Emilner
01-03-2011, 06:35 AM
I would be estatic with 30k, I am hoping for 25K- Granted this will hopefully be the first car I hold long enough to need to change the tires (or the oil for that matter)...

Huncowboy
01-03-2011, 07:43 AM
I have gotten 18-20k on the Potenza with several cars. Normal driving. I was very happy with that.

Ry"c
01-03-2011, 09:08 AM
The only tires that fit a 2011 550i Sport Package is Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT, Dunlop SP Sport01 DSST, Pirelli eufori@, and Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat. What are the respective experiences of using these four models? Which one is delivered from the factory?

SANguru
01-03-2011, 09:25 AM
With all sincerity, I'm not sure I'll get to 15k miles on the Goodyears (based on sidewall bubbling).

I have somewhat uneven wear front left/right (@ 3000 miles).

If you have sidewall bubbling that means you hit something (ie a pothole) and the sidewall is cracked. that tire should be replaced immediately. I know you had problems with getting tires on tire insurance but that is covered under the tire manufacturer's warranty also.

also have you checked your tire pressures? alignment from hitting the whatever you hit? that could throw of your tire wear.

SANguru
01-03-2011, 09:26 AM
The only tires that fit a 2011 550i Sport Package is Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT, Dunlop SP Sport01 DSST, Pirelli eufori@, and Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat. What are the respective experiences of using these four models? Which one is delivered from the factory?

I have the dunlops on my e60 535i. 2 track days and 22,000 miles and it's almost down to the wear bars.

vortexx
01-03-2011, 09:45 AM
The only tires that fit a 2011 550i Sport Package is Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT, Dunlop SP Sport01 DSST, Pirelli eufori@, and Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat. What are the respective experiences of using these four models? Which one is delivered from the factory?

There are additional run flats that fit. For example, my car 550i came with Michilen Primacy HP.

markl53
01-03-2011, 12:25 PM
I just hit 4,000 miles on my car. I looked at the tires and cannot distinguish how they are wearing. Does anyone have over 15,000 miles on their RFT? How do they look? What kind of mileage do you think(hope) we will get on the RFT? Thanks

Do you have staggered tires? I had non-staggered M+S Conti RFT's on my '08 335i and they were still good when I sold it at 42k miles. Had 5/32" tread left. Rotated approx. every 8000 miles at oil changes.

jmr99vet
01-03-2011, 12:52 PM
Do you have staggered tires? I had non-staggered M+S Conti RFT's on my '08 335i and they were still good when I sold it at 42k miles. Had 5/32" tread left. Rotated approx. every 8000 miles at oil changes.

Not sure what staggered tires are. My 535 has the Goodyear tire with the 400 rating. Do you think rotating helped? Thanks

SANguru
01-03-2011, 01:29 PM
Not sure what staggered tires are. My 535 has the Goodyear tire with the 400 rating. Do you think rotating helped? Thanks

means rear tires wider than your fronts.

Slaymaster
01-03-2011, 02:44 PM
My 528 Sport had Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR RFs bolted on which is a new tire from Conti. I driven on them 5000 miles and the ride is FAR better then the Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST RFs which came with my 08 535.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=ContiSportContact+3+SSR&partnum=445YR8SPC3SSR&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=BMW&autoYear=2011&autoModel=528i%20Sedan%20Sport%20Package&autoModClar=Built%20On%20or%20After%209/10

markl53
01-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Not sure what staggered tires are. My 535 has the Goodyear tire with the 400 rating. Do you think rotating helped? Thanks

Sorry, yes -- SANguru gave the answer. Since my tires were all the same size I could rotate them. They (BMW) actually recommend not doing it but I did. I think it did help keep them wearing evenly. So far I'm planning to rotate my 535i tires as well.

Rafa
01-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Why does BMW recommend not rotating the tires?

markl53
01-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Why does BMW recommend not rotating the tires?

I have to find this info again. Someone had some info in another thread. I had stated that I thought tire manufacturers knew best how to handle tires and someone else said no, the car manufacturer did. Almost all tires I know of are recommended to be rotated periodically, assuming they're all the same on all 4 wheels.

SANguru
01-03-2011, 07:39 PM
Pirelli, Big O Racing and HRE wheels had a tech session with the guys from Ferrari Club of America here in Northern CA last year. All 3 or them do NOT recommend rotating tires since tires from front to back and side to side wear in differently. In high performance driving applications, many will do corner balancing along with 4 wheel alignments. Rotating the tires will throw that off and actually cause changes in the handling that will require correction again.