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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:54 PM
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Swap All Season for Summer Tires Possible?

Is there any way to swap through dealer or third party the all seasons tires for summer tires? Has anyone done this? I'd like to not pay for a full set of tires and without getting some value for the stock ones
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:23 PM
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Is there any way to swap through dealer or third party the all seasons tires for summer tires? Has anyone done this? I'd like to not pay for a full set of tires and without getting some value for the stock ones
Oh man this is a tough one....I am not basing this off of anything but opinion, but I think you'll be hard pressed to get this done....keep in mind that your tires are ALREADY used...they were driven on coming off of the production line and then on the train/truck, and then around the dealership....so no chance someone gives you full value now. I don't see the dealer taking these on for the above and also b/c it probably messes up their inventory etc...

if you want summer setup you are probably better served just keeping these for winter driving until they wear out and then get winter tires. Again not 100% sure on this but just a guess.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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I attempted to request mixed performance instead all seasons with the ZMP from the factory and BMW NA told me only when ordered with ZAP witch is not an option when ZMP is ordered. Unfortunately, I think your going to have to swap them out yourself as there was no budging from NA.
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BMW doesn't trust Americans to understand the difference between all-season and summer tires. So the answer is No. There just really is no flexibility in the ordering.

It's funny, because X3s shipped to Europe come with summer tires and no top-speed limiter. The xDrive28i and xDrive30d achieve a natural top speed of 230km/h, the xDrive20d tops out at 210km/h (brilliant for a 4 cyl diesel), and the xDrive35i tops out at 245km/h when equipped with the proper tires.

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:24 PM
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you can always sell the tires back to a tire dealer and try to get some money out of it. or, just go with the 19" summer tires option.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:48 PM
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hmm what would be a better / comfortable ride.
19'' with summer tires
18'' with all seasons

I thought the summer tires are less noisy and harsh
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