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Old 02-02-2013, 05:39 AM
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My guess is that if you have poor roads you won't be happy with the OEM 19" tires. You have a few options. Some buyers have convinced the dealer to replace the OEM 245/40/19 tires with 245/45/19 all-season tires that are OEM on the 7-Series. Or you could replace them yourself for maybe $2,000. Using the 245/45/19 tires is the least expensive way of having a great vehicle without having to worry about tire failure.

Goodyear use to have a one year road hazard warranty on the tires in which case they replace the failed tire for free during the first year. However, some have reported that this warranty is no longer applicable. The car you're looking at may or may not come with it depending on the build date. Unfortunately the dealer usually won't be of much help in determining what the tire warranty is. You have to look at the DVD in the glove box to determine that.

You could also buy a road hazard tire warranty from the dealer.

Finally, you could replace the OEM tires with 245/45/18 tires and wheels that are OEM on the non-sport 535iX. This is more expensive because you have to buy new wheels in addition to the new tires.
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