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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 06-28-2014, 05:01 AM
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What kind of 20" tires are u guys running?

I think the m-sport package were running 275/40/20 & 315/35/20 which is what I've used for the current set of Michelin latitude tour HP. They are expiring so I'm wondering what other brands/model of tires are u guys running & the sizes?


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Old 06-28-2014, 08:34 AM
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i will graciously answer your question with my personal preference. As you know, many festers have their preference. Summer rubber is Bridgestone Dueller's RFT. I was running Pirelli Ice and Snow RFTs as a winter set up, but just bought a set of 18" take offs (couple months ago) and can't for the life of me remember what rubber I put on them. It is a go flat tire, though. I will be running the risk of being stuck somewhere since I have a 3rd row. But, the winter set up (rims and rubber) was the same price as the Pirelli RFT, FWIW.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:24 PM
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:31 PM
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Thanks. Actually I shall clarify a bit: First off, I live in Hong Kong so there's no snow to speak of but LOTS of rain so I guess all seasons tires would be useful but no need for m+s as I don't do x-country. It's just my better looking people carrier! :-)

Moreover, I'm actually more curious about the sizes of tires that fellow owners here are running: Has any one used combo OTHER than 275/40/20 & 315/35/20? I've used them before because that's what the M-sports X5 were using but in reality, by my calculations, these sizes are slightly smaller than the stock size of 255/55/18 and I can see for example: 285/40/20 & 325/35/20 would be even closer to the stock tires in terms of diameters/perimeters.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:43 PM
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Thanks. I see that you're running the 275/40/20 & 315/35/20 as well. My local dealer actually recommended Continental CSC (I presume Conti Sport Contact) but it seems that in US the CSC are only available as run flat tires? I shall look into ExtremeContact DWS.
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:33 PM
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Not sure I would bother with an all-season tire in HK. The Conti DWS is a great tire if you see freezing temps and snow, but is a bit of a compromise otherwise. When's the last time you saw snow in HK? 1975?
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:00 PM
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Thanks. I see that you're running the 275/40/20 & 315/35/20 as well. My local dealer actually recommended Continental CSC (I presume Conti Sport Contact) but it seems that in US the CSC are only available as run flat tires? I shall look into ExtremeContact DWS.

I use this tire size on my staggered set up as well


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Old 06-29-2014, 04:40 AM
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Not sure I would bother with an all-season tire in HK. The Conti DWS is a great tire if you see freezing temps and snow, but is a bit of a compromise otherwise. When's the last time you saw snow in HK? 1975?

Agreed,
All-Season tires would made things actually worse, since the rubber might be too soft.

Get some decent summer-tires (not high-performance race tires), since HK's temps average >16C.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:29 AM
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Not sure I would bother with an all-season tire in HK. The Conti DWS is a great tire if you see freezing temps and snow, but is a bit of a compromise otherwise. When's the last time you saw snow in HK? 1975?
I'm in Florida and I'm running the Conti DWS and like them. No problems at all.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:59 AM
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I'm in Florida and I'm running the Conti DWS and like them. No problems at all.

Why would you have problems? It's just the DWS Will wear quite fast, since the outer layer ( s in DWS stands for snow) will wear faster in warm weather as it is a softer rubber.




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Old 06-29-2014, 10:14 AM
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Good points. Any of you can share good recommendation for summer tires? My current set of Latitude Tour HP lasted about 60k km (~36k mi)... Would love to find something that would last a bit longer.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:35 PM
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I just switched to the Conti DWS after having Toyo Proxes STII for over 5 years. They were a good set that still had 8/32" tread left after 40k miles, but I just wanted a change. Now that I'm on Conti's they feel a bit softer on turns (sidewall?) but also lighter which is a positive.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:44 AM
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I have Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT...275/40R20 on the front, 315/35R20. Although the back tire are currently shot, I got 45k miles out of this last set. I know, it almost sounds unbelievable. After much thought, I have concluded that I get such great tire life due to:
1) Our freeways in Phoenix incorporate recycled tires into the asphault. This causes about a 30% reduction in road noise (which is fact, not my opinion), and has afforded me great tire life (my theory). 2) I only get alignments at shops that dont mind the fact that I make the final decision on parameters. This way, I can incorporate some of the excellent suggestions found on this site...thanks to ARD and others for the discussion. 3) I am not an aggressive driver.

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Old 08-12-2014, 03:55 PM
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Continental Extrme Contact DWS

I have been using DWS 275 X 45 X 20 non staggered, appx 15,000 miles so far. 45 NOT 40. They work gteat on my X35D.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:13 PM
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