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Old 09-29-2011, 05:16 AM
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The 19's look better, and the 20's look even better than the 19's. I'm shallow, I care how the car looks, and nothing has a more dramatic effect on looks than tire/rim combination.
+1...is there room in your shallow place for one more?


Michelin Primacy HP ZP = 0 issues....That being said, I have less than 1000 miles and usually dont aim for potholes or small children...ok I do aim for kids..but only little ones...joking people....
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:35 AM
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+1...is there room in your shallow place for one more?


Michelin Primacy HP ZP = 0 issues....That being said, I have less than 1000 miles and usually dont aim for potholes or small children...ok I do aim for kids..but only little ones...joking people....
I would love to see the bubble data from BMW on the 19" Michelin Primacy tire you get with rwd cars vs. the 19" Goodyear LS2 tires you get with X drive cars in the northeast area.
This would be very telling but it's highly unlikely BMW will ever release it.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:10 AM
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I would love to see the bubble data from BMW on the 19" Michelin Primacy tire you get with rwd cars vs. the 19" Goodyear LS2 tires you get with X drive cars in the northeast area.
This would be very telling but it's highly unlikely BMW will ever release it.
The most telling data for me isn't the bubble situation it's the replacement cost. Considering the cost and performance compromises I think I'm going for the regular tires and the mobility kit:

Michelin RFT replacement for Sport RWD: $1846.00
Good Year Excellence: $1684.00 (theoretical since this tire is on backorder)

Micheline Pilot Super Sprt: $1256.00
Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position: $1222.00
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:13 AM
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The most telling data for me isn't the bubble situation it's the replacement cost. Considering the cost and performance compromises I think I'm going for the regular tires and the mobility kit:

Michelin RFT replacement for Sport RWD: $1846.00
Good Year Excellence: $1684.00 (theoretical since this tire is on backorder)

Micheline Pilot Super Sprt: $1256.00
Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position: $1222.00
You won't regret it. I switched from RFTs to PSS on my Lexus and I will do it again on my BMW. It's a no brainer. Superior performance at lower cost.

Also I don't worry about punctures - one time I picked up a nail with my PS2s but the tire pressure monitor told me the pressure was dropping. I just stopped at tire king, plugged it and continued. Didn't even need my Lexus F-Sport mobility kit. You can't fix a runflat like that.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:43 PM
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+1...is there room in your shallow place for one more?


Michelin Primacy HP ZP = 0 issues....That being said, I have less than 1000 miles and usually dont aim for potholes or small children...ok I do aim for kids..but only little ones...joking people....
Same here. Approaching first 1000 miles on these tires and so far no issues. First set of 19" tires ever for me so will be interesting to see what happens over time..
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:03 PM
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7500 miles on my 535i x-drive m-sport and no bubbles or other issues. I've hit some pretty big potholes too. It was worth the risk for me for the looks alone. In my opinion, for the 535i, the regular wheels look pretty boring but OK and the sport look nice. For the 550i the regular and sport do not suit my tastes at all. For both the m-sport are pimp.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:09 PM
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to the OP. Cuz they look so good.
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In my opinion, for the 535i, the regular wheels look pretty boring but OK and the sport look nice. For the 550i the regular and sport do not suit my tastes at all. For both the m-sport are pimp.
you read my mind. THe 550i Sport rims have this weird lip, i'm not sure what it's there for, but I'm sure it's there for a reason. Makes them harder to clean though.


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Perhaps I'm in the minority (and should not jinx myself); however, I'm pleased with the Goodyear RFTs and delighted with my M Sport 19's. My daily drive is no Autobahn...some poor, narrow 2-lane roads and a gravel parking lot at the finish. The 19's fill-out the wheel wells nicely and the "starfish" style wheels look fantastic. I catch many a passerby doing doubletakes to admire the F10. I encourage potential F10 buyers: embrace the M Sport, embrace the HUD!
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