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Tad 09-30-2012 04:37 PM

All season tires for X3
 
Any recommendation on all season tires for 2007 X3?

Front: 235/45 R16
Back: 255/40 R19

Thanks!

Evlengr 09-30-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tad (Post 7105667)
Any recommendation on all season tires for 2007 X3?

Front: 235/45 R16
Back: 255/40 R19

Thanks!

This is covered ad nausea. Try search function.....you will find the major players are: Pirelli Scorpions, Michelin A/S, Continental Conti-pro, and Dunlop A/S.

I preferred the Michelins.

vince217 10-01-2012 06:27 AM

+1 for Michelins.

madurodave 10-01-2012 08:14 AM

Michelins work great in NH!

madurodave 10-01-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tad (Post 7105667)
Any recommendation on all season tires for 2007 X3?

Front: 235/45 R16
Back: 255/40 R19

Thanks!

Why the different rim sizes front and back? 16's front 19's back?

Supercourse 10-01-2012 09:40 AM

I'm sure that was a typo - has to be 19's on the front as well or the X3 would look like it was permanently under heavy braking.

madurodave 10-01-2012 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supercourse (Post 7106616)
I'm sure that was a typo - has to be 19's on the front as well or the X3 would look like it was permanently under heavy braking.

I was picturing a hot rod X3!

Maybe exhaust pipes going out the side too..,

MichiganApril 12-10-2012 08:53 AM

@ madurodave~ i was wondering the same thing! 16's on the front and 19's in the rear!??? Gives you a picture of a HOT ROD x3!!! totally funny image!
and soon enough I will find out if the Michelin Defenders are as good as some people say they are. As I live in Michigan, we get as much snow as you in N.H.!
Gotta trust a Michelin for my baby's sake! (11 month old on board!)
Happy off-roading!

Vermillion7 12-22-2012 05:53 PM

I have the 19 in option on my x3 as well. I looked around for all season tires for the oem size of 235/45/19 (rim is 19x8.5) and 255/40/19 (rim is 19x9), and found it difficult to find a variety. I found that you can put 245/45/19 on the front and 275/40/19 on the back. It's a little bit oversized but its within the rim tire range and the diameter and rotations per minute are closer than the oem. I put Pirelli all-season last year and no complaints.


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