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Old 11-16-2012, 09:11 AM
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Mein Auto: A rare Mystic Blue 530
Originally Posted by turnbowm View Post
Recently replaced the OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) on my '05 530i with Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position and I'm VERY happy with the change. As expected, the higher load & speed rating (98W vs 94V) resulting in a firmer ride with more awareness of road imperfections (potholes, etc.), but the improved handling & steering response was a worthwhile tradeoff. Very low tread noise was an added plus.

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Looks like you are a few months ahead of me - thinking about copying what you just did. Did you change the tire size or stay with 225/50R17?

How many miles did the Goodyears give you? Mine just turned 60K and still OK. I rotated them exactly ONCE (front/back without changing sides).

Apologies to OP if you feel I hi-jacked your post. But I figured we both could learn more from this.
His: 2007 530i - ED
Mystic Blue -- Black Leather -- Anthracite -- Multi-contour Seats -- Premium Package -- Steptronic -- Navigation
Ordered: 4/12/06 -- Production Number: 4/17/06 -- VIN/Start of Production: 5/15/06 -- Completed: 5/20/06
Munich Pick Up: 6/22/06 -- Dingolfing: 6/23/06 -- Drop Off: 7/12/06 -- Aboard M/V "Green Point" with ETA Port Hueneme 8/16/06 - Redelivery: 9/1/06 - De-badged 1/1/07

Hers: 2007 X3 3.0Si
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