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Old 11-15-2010, 12:47 PM
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Post Snow Tires for F10 (2011 535i) Sport

Hi, Anybody have recommendations on what tire to replace the stock 19's with on my 2011 BMW 535i Sport? (I NEED TO GET SNOW TIRES.) I am debating between ROF/RFT (runflats) and non-runflats (and purchasing a pump kit.)

TireRack's preferred package for snows is Blizzak LM-25 RFT with ugly wheels. (and it is $1,752 before tax and shipping.)

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is $254 each. Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat is $270 each.

The Michelin X-Ice Xi2 (non-runflat) is $158 each.

I will be buying the package (wheels and TPMS kits) so this is getting pricey.
I am a loyal customer of TireRack.

Also, FYI, I live in Maryland so could probably get away with all-seasons (with the exception last year--we got about 80" of snow last season.) I have a set of four all season tires (Continental Extreme Contact DWS) fronts, 245-40R18 and rears, 275-35R18 sitting in my garage (that I used on my 2008 535i Sport (that is now gone.) TireRack told me that those sizes wouldn't work on my F10, but I am not 100% about that being accurate.


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Old 11-15-2010, 02:21 PM
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Snow tire recommendations for F10 (2011 535i) Sport

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:45 PM
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I just bought the LM-25s RFTs from the tirerack. I had Dunlop Wintersport M3s non runflat on my 650i. They weren't that good in snow and ice, so I'm trying the Blizzaks this time. The guy at the tirerack said the Blizzaks would be better. I'm using 18" in the winter and run 19" the rest of the time.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:46 PM
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I'm fairly certain they are correct about the rim and tire sizes not being compatible with your current car. I'd double check with the service/parts department as well.
Have you thought about going the whole way with a BMW rim and RFT tire package? It should come with TPMS sensors as well, but I'd double check that as well.

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:50 PM
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Thanks. Any thoughts on going with non-runflats?
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:53 PM
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I'm fairly certain they are correct about the rim and tire sizes not being compatible with your current car. I'd double check with the service/parts department as well.
Have you thought about going the whole way with a BMW rim and RFT tire package? It should come with TPMS sensors as well, but I'd double check that as well.

Winter Tire and Rim Style 327

I did consider that but ruled it out because of cost. ($500 plus TPMS plus stems plus installation. If I did it with the dealer, it would $3K.)
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:03 PM
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Thanks. Any thoughts on going with non-runflats?
I'm not a big fan of aftermkt rims for Bimmers. Just my own personal taste. If you have a normal RWD 535i, I would definitely swap for snow rubber/rims, especially if you own the car.
Haven't needed snow tires in a while, so I can't speak of specific tire performance. Non-RFT's and a mobility kit should be fine. Plenty of people do it.
I would try and haggle with the parts dept on price.
It shouldn't be 3 grand, more like 2k or less. If you have the CCA membership, or just say it's a Christmas present for your wife, they'll knock 20% off. You can pick the tires up and install them yourself. If you're not that mechanically inclined, I think a tire shop will mount them for you for no more than 10 bucks a wheel.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:05 PM
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For my 535i Sport I went with the BMW snow tire and wheel package for $495 per wheel. They are Dunlop Winter Sport 3D and style 17" 327. Tires are good and the rims are decent but not as nice as my summer 331s. I went with the lowest cost OEM route for winter. Installation at the dealer was $63.50 total.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:13 PM
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I am not only cost conscious, but I lease the car. (So I want quality....but don't want to spend a huge amount of money, because I will have this particular car only until July 2013.)
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:20 PM
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For my 535i Sport I went with the BMW snow tire and wheel package for $495 per wheel. They are Dunlop Winter Sport 3D and style 17" 327. Tires are good and the rims are decent but not as nice as my summer 331s. I went with the lowest cost OEM route for winter. Installation at the dealer was $63.50 total.
Does the package come with the TPMS sensors, or is that extra?

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I am not only cost conscious, but I lease the car. (So I want quality....but don't want to spend a huge amount of money, because I will have this particular car only until July 2013.)
If it's a lease, i'd be going the budget route all the way. Even the cheapo winter tires are going to vastly outperform any all season, in the snow/ice.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:48 PM
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Dunlop Winter Sports are not as good in deep snow as Blizzaks, but are better performers if you don't have lots of deep snow all winter.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:21 PM
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[QUOTE=TJPark01;5627056]Does the package come with the TPMS sensors, or is that extra?

The Tire Rack package (with the Blizzaks and the ugly wheels),
http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterP...=Sport+Package

is $1752 with the tire pressure sensor kits.

There are not a lot of choices for 18" snow tires. I COULD go to a 17" snow tire though. ??? But I wonder how that would look...
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:23 PM
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Tirerack does have ALOT of 17" snow tires that would work with my F10 with the sport pkg.

I had this tire before, Continental ExtremeWinterContact, and really liked it. They are only $126 each at tirerack.

Maybe I go that way...but I still wonder how 17's would look on my car. (so much smaller.)


http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterT...=W&search=true
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:28 PM
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and Tirerack has only ONE 17" wheel for the 17" tires that fit the vehicle. (not attractive wheels, but cheapest option.)

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...XL&qty_front=4
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:04 PM
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I got these wheels in 18". They are inexpensive and fit the 550i xDrive. I thought black would be better for a winter wheel.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...=Black+Painted

Got five wheels in case one was damaged and they were out of production since I bought, not leased, and keep cars for at least five years. Including shipping, tax, TPMS, and four Blizzak LM-25 RFT came to $2079. Had inexpensive Chinese wheels for winter on my 650i for five years with no difficulties.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:51 PM
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BMW is out of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat tires, both here and Europe, for the BMW Winter Wheel and tire Package which includes pre-mounted and pre-balanced tires and the TPM sensors and valve extensions at a great price. According to my BMW Service Center it looks doubtful that BMW will offer any more winter wheel and tire packages for my 550i this year so I am spending more money to piece the components together. Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat tires work best for winter conditions here in Chicago where the roads are generally snow free. I ordered the hard to find Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat tires from Tire Rack. I just received those last Friday. I am going to take my BMW CCA $1,000 rebate cash and apply that toward four BMW 18" x 8" Style 350m M-Sport Wheels.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:57 PM
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BMW is out of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat tires, both here and Europe, for the BMW Winter Wheel and tire Package which includes pre-mounted and pre-balanced tires and the TPM sensors and valve extensions at a great price. According to my BMW Service Center it looks doubtful that BMW will offer any more winter wheel and tire packages for my 550i this year so I am spending more money to piece the components together. Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat tires work best for winter conditions here in Chicago where the roads are generally snow free. I ordered the hard to find Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D RunOnFlat tires from Tire Rack. I just received those last Friday. I am going to take my BMW CCA $1,000 rebate cash and apply that toward four BMW 18" x 8" Style 350m M-Sport Wheels.
Happy to hear that the BMW CCA rebate came through for you, Pharding. I hope that you're enjoying your new 5 series. I'm still waiting for mine to be redelivered after my ED experience.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:06 PM
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Happy to hear that the BMW CCA rebate came through for you, Pharding. I hope that you're enjoying your new 5 series. I'm still waiting for mine to be redelivered after my ED experience.
Thank you. It is like I said in my posts, I believe in doing business that is relationship driven as opposed to transaction driven. It works well for many things and it certainly worked well in this situation. My 550i is awesome and I enjoy it a lot. I am already planning BMW European Delivery for 2013.

You may wish to consider the BMW Wheel and Tire Insurance when you take redelivery. I picked up a screw in my rear tire and the replacement cost $408 plus taxes and mounting. Ouch.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:16 PM
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Thank you. It is like I said in my posts, I believe in doing business that is relationship driven as opposed to transaction driven. It works well for many things and it certainly worked well in this situation. My 550i is awesome and I enjoy it a lot. I am already planning BMW European Delivery for 2013.

You may wish to consider the BMW Wheel and Tire Insurance when you take redelivery. I picked up a screw in my rear tire and the replacement cost $408 plus taxes and mounting. Ouch.
I agree with your business philosophy and do the same. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the new car, but I'm sorry to hear about the tire issue that you've experienced. I went through that with my wife's 335 convertible last winter and was thankful that we had insurance. (We needed 2 new tires after a run in with a bad pothole.) I've already reached out to my CA and the dealership to make sure I've got coverage starting on the date of redelivery.

Did you check with the tire manufacturer? I've read some posts on the forum that suggest that some of the tire manufacturers are providing road hazard protection for OEM tires for up to 1 year or 25% of useful life, whichever comes first.
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I really wouldn't fret about looks on a winter wheel/tire set. It's for practicality's sake......big wide wheels will be meaningless when they're spinning in the snow. Plus, everyone's car looks like crap during the winter anyway with the sand/slush/snow/salt on the cars.

The Pirelli Sottozero 210 should work well at a decent price, with your choice of 17" wheels. Don't worry too much about looks; I bought a cheap set for our 325i and they still look good anyway.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:48 PM
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I went with the 17" in tirerack because I don't like their 18" wheels.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:29 AM
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I went with the 17" in tirerack because I don't like their 18" wheels.
What kind of car, and what wheel? I see only ONE wheel choice for tirerack's 17" tire options (and it is not a good looking wheel.)

Any F10 sport owners out there? Any comments/recommendations about going to 17" snow tires on a 2011 535i sport (which means going down two sizes from 19"?)
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:26 AM
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The only 17" they offer. http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...XL&qty_front=4
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:43 AM
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B_U_D,

Do you have a F10? (2011 535i) Is it a sport package with 19's? Have you put the 17" wheels/tires on the car yet? How does it look? (any pictures?)

I am surprised to see that you didn't like any of the 18" wheel choices that tirerack has...as they have 44 choices for 18" wheels and only ONE choice for 17" wheel.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:51 AM
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I got some friends from the mid atlantic region and they've never had to use snow tires. Maybe in the northeast or new england area you need it but definitely not in Maryland where it rarely snows significantly.
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