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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The difference in fuel mileage is not likely to...

The difference in fuel mileage is not likely to be noticeable. Depending on the models of tires in question, most all-season tires last twice as long as summer tires and most all-season tires have...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
No worries about additional wear or stress on...

No worries about additional wear or stress on other components with this setup.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-14-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Summer tires don't suddenly become unsafe at a...

Summer tires don't suddenly become unsafe at a given temperature, but as temperatures fall below 40 degrees they progressively lose grip to the point that all-season tires have more grip. Adjust...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-14-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If that is the actual question, your answer is...

If that is the actual question, your answer is that there is very little difference. 1/3rd of an inch difference in height and width in the same brand and model of tire makes a difference so small...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-13-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The Michelin does have better dry grip, and...

The Michelin does have better dry grip, and handling that rivals many summer tires, but it will ride more stiffly and makes a bit more noise than the Goodyear F1 Aymmetric All-Season. We have a full...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-04-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Likely that wheel is sold by BMW as part of a...

Likely that wheel is sold by BMW as part of a winter wheel and tire package, and the "only for winter use" is simply poor wording/translation.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
+1 on the FSD recommendation. Perfect for what...

+1 on the FSD recommendation. Perfect for what you're looking for : Suspension http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=BN4&url=/suspension/index.jsp
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
A top rated Grand Touring all season tire can...

A top rated Grand Touring all season tire can handle the occasional spirited off ramp with no problem. Just keep in mind the tire will have slower steering response and less cornering grip in order...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-28-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
2337 Max load is more than adequate regardless of...

2337 Max load is more than adequate regardless of whether the tire is branded as standard load or extra load.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-27-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Gary@Tirerack
+1

+1
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-21-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Are all four tires the same size? Looking for...

Are all four tires the same size? Looking for all-season run flat tires?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
This is a sidewall bubble. The vast majority of...

This is a sidewall bubble. The vast majority of these are caused by some type of road hazard damage.

See more : http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/make-driving-fun/what-is-the-bubble-on-my-tire-
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Most store them lying flat on their sidewalls. ...

Most store them lying flat on their sidewalls. Four loose tires won't weigh enough for weight distribution to be an issue.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The primary reasons one would choose an all...

The primary reasons one would choose an all season tire in this case would be for longer tread wear (roughly double that of a summer tire) and a softer ride.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If they have, as you said, been kept out of...

If they have, as you said, been kept out of direct sunlight and large temperature swings, I would have very little concern for the safety of the tires.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-27-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Even the non cryo treated versions are worth...

Even the non cryo treated versions are worth using. Not quite as durable but in our experience certainly better than OE rotors.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-26-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If these are the cryo treated stoptech rotors, I...

If these are the cryo treated stoptech rotors, I would definitely try them. We have had outstanding experience and feedback with these, regardless of which country's foundry produced them.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The new tires should be within 4/32nds of an inch...

The new tires should be within 4/32nds of an inch of tread depth and all tires should be the same brand and model of tire.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Tire shaving machines are not cheap, and it can...

Tire shaving machines are not cheap, and it can take hundreds of hours of experience for a tech to become good at shaving street tires with consistent results.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
As long as the tires have not been driven on in a...

As long as the tires have not been driven on in a low pressure state, there is no technical reason why they cannot be repaired. If you cannot find a shop willing to do that, you can purchase a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-17-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The Bridgestone Driveguard would have the best...

The Bridgestone Driveguard would have the best ride, wet and snow traction amongst those and likely the longest wear as well. The Pzero Nero RFT is not an all-season tire but would have outstanding...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Agreed. I'll be waiting at least another...

Agreed.

I'll be waiting at least another couple of weeks here in Northern Indiana.

It is better to drive your winter tires on a few warm days than to risk driving your summer tires on a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
20" is a pretty noticeable difference in ride...

20" is a pretty noticeable difference in ride compared to 19" on the 3 series due to extremely low profile tires that have to be used in 20" in order to fit without rubbing. Most feel that 19" is...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-02-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
This depends on the model of tire, it is not a...

This depends on the model of tire, it is not a matter of whether or not the tire is a run flat.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Unfortunately we are unable to source BMW...

Unfortunately we are unable to source BMW original wheels, sorry.
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