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Old 07-03-2005, 06:59 AM
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Which tires does your E90 come with?

First time poster here...

Just wanna get a sense of stock E90 tires across different countries...

It comes with ContiSportsContact2 SSR in Hong Kong, is it the same in other countries? Or is it different from dealer to dealer? Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:47 AM
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my 325i with SP came with Bridgestones
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:48 AM
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my 325i with SP came with Bridgestones
Same here, 330i Sport.
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:05 AM
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First time poster here...

Just wanna get a sense of stock E90 tires across different countries...

It comes with ContiSportsContact2 SSR in Hong Kong, is it the same in other countries? Or is it different from dealer to dealer? Thanks.
kinda off topic but interesting nonetheless....
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:33 AM
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My 330i with sport package has Bridgestones.
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:43 PM
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My 325i with sport ha Pirellis...........
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Old 07-03-2005, 07:44 PM
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thanks for your replies, may be those E90 produced in South Africa comes with conti then. the E90 in HK are made in SA...
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Old 07-03-2005, 08:49 PM
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my 325i with SP came with Bridgestones
325 without sport came with Bridgestones... They feel excellent, great gripping power!
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Old 07-04-2005, 07:47 AM
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325i w/SP and I've got Pirelli's.
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Old 07-04-2005, 08:24 AM
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Old 07-04-2005, 09:07 AM
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Potenza's (Bridgestone's) in California
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:12 AM
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Bridgestone Potenza's were on my 325i Sport ED bound for AZ.
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Old 07-04-2005, 06:23 PM
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Here's my Potenzas

I got Bridgestone Potenzas on my 330i 162s.
I attached a picture. Sorry about the wheel, I really need to clean off the brake dust.

...OK, this was dorky. But it just strikes me funny (and a bit scary ) that the "give me the cheapest tires you have as long as they're round" tires on my Probe are the same model as the ones they're putting on the 330i.

You know what else is scary? One of the run flats will cost more than the KBB trade-in value of my Probe.

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Why do some have Pirellis and others like me get Bridgestones?
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:50 AM
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Why do some have Pirellis and others like me get Bridgestones?
It depends on which factory your car is built in & which tires they happen to be mounting at the time of your car's assembly. Very random.
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:28 PM
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My UK spec 330i with SP has Michelins. No racing for me then!
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:47 PM
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It depends on which factory your car is built in & which tires they happen to be mounting at the time of your car's assembly. Very random.
yea that sounds right, cos my e90 is made in SA and Continental seems to have run flat tires only in SA.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:42 AM
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My UK spec 330i with SP has Michelins. No racing for me then!

No racing for you???

You guys over in the UK are getting the BEST tires.
Geez, instead of asking to swap clear headlamp assemblies while I was in Munich,
I should have drove to the UK and asked for a tire swap!
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:55 AM
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My comment referred to the US Grand Prix fiasco! The Bridgestone runners were fine, but the Michelin runners could not race. It seems most E90 owners in the US have Bridgestones from the comments above. I'm really pleased with the Michelins, they are awesome. I'm sure they won't explode if I attempt the banked corners of Indianapolis at 155mph!!!!!
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:35 AM
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My comment referred to the US Grand Prix fiasco! The Bridgestone runners were fine, but the Michelin runners could not race. It seems most E90 owners in the US have Bridgestones from the comments above. I'm really pleased with the Michelins, they are awesome. I'm sure they won't explode if I attempt the banked corners of Indianapolis at 155mph!!!!!

Yeah I know....I was being facetious.

I LOVE Michelin tires! If you look back from season to season, Ferrari's always the one with the tire problems (Bridgestone).
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:38 AM
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My comment referred to the US Grand Prix fiasco! The Bridgestone runners were fine, but the Michelin runners could not race. It seems most E90 owners in the US have Bridgestones from the comments above. I'm really pleased with the Michelins, they are awesome. I'm sure they won't explode if I attempt the banked corners of Indianapolis at 155mph!!!!!
Haha..don't worry. They just cannot handle over 300km/h (~186mph).
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:39 AM
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Yeah I know....I was being facetious.

I LOVE Michelin tires! If you look back from season to season, Ferrari's always the one with the tire problems (Bridgestone).
Bridgestones just don't warm up as fast as Michelins...
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:55 AM
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So which tires are better? The Bridgestone's or Pirelli's?
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:25 PM
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So which tires are better? The Bridgestone's or Pirelli's?
I'm not asking you who's on second, who's on.....

no but seriously, I had Pirelli's on my Thunderbird several years ago
& they were AWESOME! I don't have much experience with Bridgestones...
(other than what I've read )
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:11 AM
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My car comes with Bridgestone RE050A runflats and I am in Hong Kong so not all Hong Kong cars have Conti!
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