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Old 05-10-2010, 02:32 PM
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X3 Best tire for ride quality

I'm getting a 2010 X3 to replace my 2004 X3 next week. It's the standard (not sport) with 17" wheels.

One problem I have is the way the X3 handles concrete highway expansion joints.
On my last X3 I replaced the OEM tires with Michelin Primacy MXV4's which improved the ride quality (made it softer). This time around I plan on swapping tires immediately rather than waiting 40,000 miles.

What all season tires will be the best for reducing the bounce from those concrete expansion joints and offer the smoothest ride?

Any ideas for getting some credit for the unused OEM tires?
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:54 PM
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If you don't mind me asking - were the oem tires on your 04 the Pirelli Scorpions?

I need new tires soon on my 05 (17") and while I can't complain about the longevity of the scorpions (60k), looking for a smoother ride.

How much of a difference did the MXV's make? I'm looking at those too, but they are $$$. I've heard good things about the new yoko avids

You could try selling your older tires on ebay
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:30 AM
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If you don't mind me asking - were the oem tires on your 04 the Pirelli Scorpions?

I need new tires soon on my 05 (17") and while I can't complain about the longevity of the scorpions (60k), looking for a smoother ride.

How much of a difference did the MXV's make? I'm looking at those too, but they are $$$. I've heard good things about the new yoko avids

You could try selling your older tires on ebay
The 2010 comes in next week so Iím not sure what tire will be on there. Iím assuming the Pirelli Scorpions as that seems to be the most common tire supplied.

On my 2004 changing the tires to the Michelins gave a noticeable improvement in softening the ďbuckingĒ when going over concrete expansion joints. It wasnít magical in that you still felt the bump, but it was much better and less jarring.

For me the tradeoff in performance was worth it as Iím not an overly aggressive driver.
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