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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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Question Performance Tires (2NW) or All Seasons (2NG)?

I see from the printout on my 535i M Sport line order, that the CA entered 2NW for the wheels which is the 302m rims with performance run-flats.

I don't need performance tires and the 2NG All seasons with 302 rims are a no cost option.

Does the 302M rim lock me into performance tires? Wouldn't the all seasons last longer than performance tires? My order is 112 which means it could go into production any time now.

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:52 PM
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Is this for a 2014 MY Ernest?
If so according to the ordering guide sticky here on Bimmerfest it's your option.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:10 PM
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Yes. It's for a MY 2014 535i GT Msport ... I'm tapping the wisdom of the crowd with my question. I presume the 302M+performance tires has the Msport logo and the 302+all seasons does not.

Aren't the performance tires usually Perellis and less prone to bubblling than the all season Goodyears?
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:37 PM
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I'd be surprised if the actual tire has the M logo. You may want to consider posting this in the f10 forum for more responses, especially with respect to the tire wear query.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:15 PM
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Not the tire. The rim.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:33 PM
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According to the MY14 ordering guide. If you are getting 19" Wheels the both get style 302 rims. But with Summer performance you get staggered sizes, with all season then all 4 are the same size. With 20" Wheels you get style 303 with staggered and summer tires only.
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AHhh yes. I didn't notice that. How is staggered better?
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That's all a loaded question!

In theory, bigger tires on the rear give you better traction, and thus better handling.

On the other side, it means two different size tires/wheels and the inability to rotate (even front to rear can help a lot for longevity, and depending on the tire, cross rotating means fewer vibrations and longer tire life).
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That's all a loaded question!

In theory, bigger tires on the rear give you better traction, and thus better handling.

On the other side, it means two different size tires/wheels and the inability to rotate (even front to rear can help a lot for longevity, and depending on the tire, cross rotating means fewer vibrations and longer tire life).
jadnashuanh has it right. It's a trade off. On my 2011 the rears only get 12-15k miles. If I could rotate I'm sure I could do better. But I wanted the 20" wheels, so I guess I have to pay the prie.
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