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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old Today, 11:35 AM
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2008 535xi nails in tire

Hi All,

I'm hoping for your expert knowledge here.

I have an XI so I am worried about my tire situation.

I have a dedicated set of snow tires (wheels and TPMS included).

I had three nails in one tire!! (rear passenger) They cannot repair it.

So, do I need to buy four new tires or can I get away with buying 2 safely without negative consequences?

Thanks for any help!
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Hi All,

I'm hoping for your expert knowledge here.

I have an XI so I am worried about my tire situation.

I have a dedicated set of snow tires (wheels and TPMS included).

I had three nails in one tire!! (rear passenger) They cannot repair it.

So, do I need to buy four new tires or can I get away with buying 2 safely without negative consequences?

Thanks for any help!
If they're only a bit worn (say less than 5K), you can likely get away with just one (same make and tread). But, if that makes you unhappy, you can go with replacements only on the rear (same make and tread as what's on the front).
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Take to a good tire shop they will measure the sizes/tread depth and recommend you the correct solution. This is an AWD car the differences between eh tires does matter and I think they need to be within 2-3/32. anything more and you could screw up the transmission. Some tire shops could even sell you a used tire within specs of same brand as your others.. or you could buy a new one and I hear some tire shops can shave it for you to get it to the right size..
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Take to a good tire shop they will measure the sizes/tread depth and recommend you the correct solution. This is an AWD car the differences between eh tires does matter and I think they need to be within 2-3/32. anything more and you could screw up the transmission. Some tire shops could even sell you a used tire within specs of same brand as your others.. or you could buy a new one and I hear some tire shops can shave it for you to get it to the right size..
What if I just bought two new ones for the rear (same type of course)?

Would that still screw up my transmission?
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