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Old 05-01-2013, 08:38 AM
ASG ASG is offline
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Mein Auto: X3 35i 2013/F25
Tire recommendations (non-RFTs)?

There's a lot of information and opinions out there regarding tires. Not a lot specific to the F25 X3 probably because most folks haven't had to replace their tires. I've reviewed Tire Rack, Consumer Reports, Bimmerfest, and others.

I'm looking at non-Run Flat Tires because I don't believe there are RFTs that are as good as Blackwall/standard (correct me if I'm wrong). Debating between summer vs. all-season, but am leaning towards summer. My priorities are: ride, handling, hydroplaning (not), and noise. I don't want the tire to be done after 15K miles and a speed rating of H or higher is fine. I've been told not to stray from my existing tire size: 245/45-R19.

The ones that are on my current list (alphabetical order):


Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Continental ContiSportContact 3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2


Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS
Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Goodyear Eagle GT (W-Speed Rated)
Hankook Ventus S1 noble2
Michelin Defender
Michelin Primacy MXM4
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
Yokohama ADVAN S.4

It's still a pretty big list, which is why I really appreciate any feedback.

Last edited by ASG; 05-01-2013 at 12:48 PM.
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