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Old 12-04-2012, 09:05 AM
Tom K. Tom K. is online now
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Originally Posted by Gluhwein View Post
Sorry, I'm not a tech guy. He DID say 3/32 not 3/100. And he already sold me the Nettos before measuring. I just asked him to check to make sure I could still slap the old set back on when returning the car. Fortunately, the two front tires are fine, but why the heck would supposed all-season tires wear out at less than 10,000 miles? Every other car I've owned has gotten 20,000 plus.
You don't need to be a tech guy to buy a cheap tread depth gauge and periodically measure your tires yourself. That way, you will know if there is a problem with alignment and you won't be at the mercy of a tire salesman. And as JSC posted, the NCT5s are Summer touring tires, not all seasons. Were you aware your 128i came with a Sport Package?

FWIW, the rear Goodyear NCT5s on my '08 128i cabrio lasted 23,000 miles. Since they are extremely expensive, I replaced all 4 with Conti DWS.

Tom
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