Gosh. Wish I'd had you there to tell me what to buy. After 9 BMW's (4 of which were X5's) I'm obviously clueless.
in question are the Dueler HP Sport RFT, one of the two different OE tires
BMW fits (the other being the Dunlops). If my X5 wasn't leased, I likely would have gone with another tire, probably the Conti DWS. But since I need to return it at lease end with RFT's, my choices were limited to:
1. Re-up with the Dunlops, which are truly dreadful tires
2. Switch to the Bridgestones
, which couldn't possibly be worse than the Dunlops;
3. Buy non-RFT's and let BMWFS charge me $1,600 at lease end for tires
4. Buy non-RFT's and hope I could find a set of takeoffs from another Fester when my lease is done.
Opion 1 wasn't an option. Option 3 would have cost me at least $2,500, vs. $1,400 for the so far eminently acceptable Bridgestones
. Option 4 was a crap shoot. So I got the Bridgestones
thinking they might suck, but so far I like them a lot. As they say, YMMV. But I find Callaway's comments reassuring.