Are TMPS kits necessary with tire replacement?
The Bridgestone Dueler RFTs on my '11 X5 5.0i are due for replacement after 23K miles. I have 275/20 front and 315/20 rear. The rear treads have an even wear; however, the front tires, the wearing pattern is more "aggressive" on the outside. This wearing pattern became noticeable at 15K miles and an alignment service was done- the alignment, from my anecdotal observation, did NOT slow down the outside wear n tear on both front tires...I'm guessing 23K miles is the average life span for these HP RFTs?....
I'm replacing the original with another "original", Bridgestone Dueler RFTs. The tire shop recommends TPMS kits with the tire replacement?...how necessary is this on a new vehicle? I'm not loosing sleep over the TPMS kits' cost as I'm over they screwing up the TPMS system.
Oh yeah, the shop also recommends nitrogen?....the O2 filled tire has 80% nitrogen already, right?
'00 GS 300-sold
'04 325ci black/black-sold
'05 X5 3.0i-black/biege - aka "work horse"- sold
'08 535i-"never more HPFPs"-sold
'05 ///M3 'vert - my Valium
'11 X5 50i:blck/blck-all the goods, except the M package
Last edited by caden; 04-27-2012 at 12:22 AM.