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Old 09-07-2013, 07:52 AM
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Recommended Tires for 06 X3 ???

Any tire recommendations for an 06 X3? How do you feel about the Continental Pro Contact Eco Plus? Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:49 AM
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https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...ke=Continental

not that good, do not recommend
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:08 PM
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Thanks, nightmareuki. How about Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring? 80K warranty (on sale).
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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Thank you, joylove!
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:53 PM
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Thanks, nightmareuki. How about Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring? 80K warranty (on sale).
Better, but i dont recommend tires with such high mileage unless you drive 20-30K a year, even then to achieve such longevity sacrifice in traction has to be made, especially in the rain. But these seem to be decent tires.
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The Assurance ComforTred Touring is Goodyear's Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of mid-range and upscale coupes, sedans and minivans.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:59 PM
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I dont know what price you're looking at but these seem to be best in category
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...Rubber%20Valve)
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:52 PM
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I ordered the new Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S - 235/55R17 99W XL VSBTL. with Performance Balance (Life of the Tire Balance Mounting Included). Out the door for $670.15 plus should have an $80 rebate. Hopefully, I can get them on tomorrow and let you know how they are.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:03 PM
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Got to Sears this morning and they had the Goodyear, Continental and Michilin's side by side. The salesman said that the Goodyears were o.k. but had complaints about noise. Argh. I canceled the Goodyear's and had them put Michilin Primacy. Drives like a BMW. More $, but hey, it's a BMW. Conti's are good for performance, but I don't drive that way. Thanks for all of your input.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:24 PM
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Stick with an OEM tire

Scorpions are fine and don't cause T-case issues like reported with other non OEM tires.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:50 AM
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I have the 18" factory option on my '06 that came with Scorpions. I was unhappy with the ride (too rough) but the rest of the performance was fine. At 48K miles I changed them to Michelin Pilot Sport Plus and was very happy with the much better ride and equal or better performance. However, I did notice a slight decrease in gas mileage and a increase in tire noise. At around 90K miles (with one of the rears down to the wear bars) I changed them for the Hankook Ventu's and so far have been very pleased great ride, excellent performance and -- better gas mileage and less tire noise~!
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:52 AM
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Scorpions are fine and don't cause T-case issues like reported with other non OEM tires.
wrong size cases T-case issues, brand doesn't matter
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:45 PM
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Any tire recommendations for an 06 X3? How do you feel about the Continental Pro Contact Eco Plus? Thanks!
I'm in the market to replace my original Scorpion STRs with 70k miles on them. I was actually considering the Continental PURE Contact (Not the PRO Contact) based on the TireRack reviews. The PureContacts seem to be very well rated and a best seller in this size. They are rated by users higher on almost all measures than the Scorpions, and are about $200 less per set of 4. The PureContacts are only $100 more than the ProContacts, so I would look into those.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...8&autoModel=X3 3.0si&autoModClar=Base Model
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