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Old 12-14-2009, 03:26 PM
LPANN LPANN is offline
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Recommend tires for a 2005 X5

My car currently has Michelin MXV4 tires. Should I get the same tire ($225 per tire at Costco) or is there a better tire out there? I live in Chicago so need tires that can handle snow.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:39 PM
mscreel mscreel is offline
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I put on Michelin Latitude Tour HP, and they were horrible. The good thing about Michelin (and Costco) is there is a 30-day return policy. So, I returned mine to Costco and went with the Michelin Latitude Sport. The Costco Website didn't list them as a possible match, but the service manager was abler to order them for me. Huge difference in handling. Now, the bad news - I live in a tropical environment so can't comment about the snow issue.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:57 AM
Craig B Craig B is offline
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You can enter your vehcile make, year and model on tirerack.com It will show you what's available. I've never gone wrong with Michelin tires.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:19 AM
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Thanks. I did go to tirerack and got General Grabber HTS tires based on the reviews there plus the recommendation of a reputable tire shop in my city. Already tried them in snow and they handle much better than the old Michelin ones.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:44 AM
KOPrice121 KOPrice121 is offline
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I am on my second set of Continental Cross Contact LX tires on my 2006 X5 3.0.

I live in Massachusetts, and they are quieter than the Michelins, and work much better in snow. I run them year round, and got 42K on the last set. I liked them enough to buy them again without hesistation.
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