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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 06-23-2010, 08:42 PM
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For some reason I though I was getting Bridgestone Tires (according to CA) and I looked at the tires today and see they are Michelin Longitude. Is this the standard brand for 19" and did I make out ok with these?
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:12 PM
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They throw on whatever they have in stock it seems.... (are you sure they are Longitudes?...maybe latitudes)

One goes sideways and the other up and down....



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PS I prefer michelin tires, run them on 4 cars.... PS2s on two, Cross terrain and latitudes on the X
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:29 AM
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For some reason I though I was getting Bridgestone Tires (according to CA) and I looked at the tires today and see they are Michelin Longitude. Is this the standard brand for 19" and did I make out ok with these?
My 19"ers are Bridgestone Duelers H/L. I had the same tires on my '08, but in the 18" version. Having always purchased Michelin, I was worried about the Bridgestones, but ended up really loving them! The traction was excellent and I still had tons of tread when I traded the X with 25K miles. I'm happy to have them again.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:51 AM
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:12 AM
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What I've noticed on Monday in factory, all 20" style 214 were Dunlop, Style 336 were Brigestones. Mine was a Brigestone. But I will take Michelin Longitude over any tire any day..... I purchased them on my 2001 x5 19" sport twice and they are great tires.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:25 AM
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For some reason I though I was getting Bridgestone Tires (according to CA) and I looked at the tires today and see they are Michelin Longitude. Is this the standard brand for 19" and did I make out ok with these?

These are great tires, I'm turning my X5 in tomorrow, with 42,000 miles, the first set of Michelin's were replaced at 25,000, current tires have plenty of tread left. I live in Florida, the highways get very hot and we get lots of rain the summer, for a R/F tire I highly recommend them, also they are not to expensive to replace, bought my last set at tire rack.
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Question, when you switch out the 20" RFs in the winter for a set of 19"s with snows and then back to the 20"s in the spring................ How do you deal with hooking the TPM on and off? Is it something any tire shop can do or you have to go thru BMW?
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Question, when you switch out the 20" RFs in the winter for a set of 19"s with snows and then back to the 20"s in the spring................ How do you deal with hooking the TPM on and off? Is it something any tire shop can do or you have to go thru BMW?
I have installed TPMS in my winter tires and Summer tires and just switch the tires in the late Fall and mid Spring. If you don't want to buy an extra set of TPMS, you could use the original in the winter tires but it will cost about $ 30 per tire to change plus would damage tire. You can get this done from any tire dealer.
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ok, so If your 19"s for the winter do not come with TPMS and you don't want to take the set off of the 20"s, will you get any error messages since the main computer is not seeing the TPMS on your wheels?
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Question, when you switch out the 20" RFs in the winter for a set of 19"s with snows and then back to the 20"s in the spring................ How do you deal with hooking the TPM on and off? Is it something any tire shop can do or you have to go thru BMW?
Most tire shops are use to dealing with them. I'm sure you know that the X5 cannot read tire pressure so the focus is on the wheels that should accommodate TPM radio frequency electronics. After you swap the wheels the system needs to be reset, usually.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:48 AM
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Don't want to give the illusion of some product knowledge guru, just happen to be on page 101 or the manual.
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