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Old 05-15-2012, 11:14 PM
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I currenlty have 13,000 miles on my 2009 z4 35i. Was wondering how many miles everyone got on the original tires before replacing them? I have bridgestone potenza's

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Old 05-16-2012, 05:30 AM
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10,000 on the rears and they were bald.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:35 AM
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:29 AM
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14.5k and the rears were bald.

After around 25K, the fronts were starting to wear, so I replaced all four with non-RFTs (Bridgestone S-04's).

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:01 PM
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About 22,000 km, but the rears were almost down to the legal limit and were getting really "entertaining" in the wet, replaced them with a new set of 313 wheels and am pushing 20,000 km on these, and they appear to have at least another 10-15,000 left in them. Very sensitive to tire pressures.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:29 PM
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20k rears were at their limit, fronts were OK but put all new tires on.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:31 PM
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At 25,000 the fronts were just about worn. The rears still had another 5,000 on them, but rather than replace the fronts with the OEM Runflats, I got 4 new Michelin Pilot Super Sport NON Runflats.

The car handles much better now.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:52 PM
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Almost 20K and the treads are fine.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:44 PM
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I must be driving like a baby, very 36K and still good.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:51 PM
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what can be done when the rear tires are wearing on the inside?

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:54 PM
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All BMWs have inside wear due to the camber of the wheels. You can reduce the camber to even out the wear, but then you will affect your cornering ability.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:38 PM
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All BMWs have inside wear due to the camber of the wheels. You can reduce the camber to even out the wear, but then you will affect your cornering ability.
A good alignment shop will be able to adjust the camber, to dial out some of the inner wear, but still keep everything within the alignment specs for the e89. You will need to stress that it is the e89, not the old e85 specs they have.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:57 PM
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I had 19,000 miles, the rears were down just about flush with the wear indicator but the front probably had another 5,000 miles. I replaced them with Michilen Pilot Sport 2 ZP and I'm very happy with them, they are much better than the Original Bridgestones.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:22 AM
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How can you tell when they are worn, how many mms left in the OEM tires? Thx.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:54 PM
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All treads have wear bars that run perpendicularly to the tread. when the tread gets worn down so that it's even with the wear bars, you're done.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:08 PM
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:59 AM
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It all depends on how you drive. I have heard anywhere from 10k to almost 30k. N4S
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:26 AM
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It all depends on how you drive. I have heard anywhere from 10k to almost 30k. N4S
If your tires are lasting 30K on this car, I think you could be enjoying the car much more.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:14 PM
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I replaced the rears at 17k, fronts at 25k.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:55 AM
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If your tires are lasting 30K on this car, I think you could be enjoying the car much more.
Not me brother, just someone I know. N4S
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:05 PM
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Not me brother, just someone I know. N4S
Oh, I get it...you have a "friend" who's tires lasted 30K miles. Haha, just kidding!
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:28 AM
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Oh, I get it...you have a "friend" who's tires lasted 30K miles. Haha, just kidding!
It's funny I didn't think of it that way. I'll have to tell my buddy who is so easy on tires this one. N4S
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:03 AM
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Anyone has experience on how many mile on the 18" setup for Z4 35is running on bridgestone tires?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:15 AM
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Anyone has experience on how many mile on the 18" setup for Z4 35is running on bridgestone tires?
That's what I have, see my post earlier in this thread.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:42 PM
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That's what I have, see my post earlier in this thread.
Thanks...did you track your 35is or just a "normal" driver
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