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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 11-11-2013, 02:01 PM
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Hey all,

I have a 2012 X5 35i Premium. The vehicle came with the Michelin Latitude Tour HP Run Flat tires which got me to 40k miles on the first set. I've replaced them at 40k with the same exact tire and now I have about 25k miles on them and they are at the wear bar! Not happy with this second set nor the louder run flat tires.

Does anybody have an all season tire they really love? One that is quiet and that is ok in the snow? I'm not purchasing another set of Michelin's for sure!
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:11 PM
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Interesting... I have Michelin Latitude Tour HP Run Flat. At about 42k miles there is still a few k miles to go and I was planning to replace them with Michelin Latitude non RFT... Let us know what will be the result of you research.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:57 PM
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OP- ever check the alignment or no?

After 65k miles the alignment CAN change....and props for hitting 65k on a 2012 car.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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Take a look at Conti DWS; available in run flat and non run-flat variants. Very quiet and "okay" in the snow.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:36 PM
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I ran the DWS Extreme on my 535i. Ok in strong snow in NE. Not great. I did find them "mushy" in summer. They seem to be a real all season tire.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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Installed the Conti DWS on my E60 last month. I researched them for some time before installing them on my GS 2 years ago. They held up well so I decided to get them for my E60 & have been pleased since.


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Old 11-11-2013, 07:13 PM
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My michelin were done in 25K. Replaced them bridgestone dueler, the ride is much much smoother....For the 18inch wheels the dealer installed the four tires for $1150
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:29 PM
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YAY! Another tire thread!

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:52 PM
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What I loved about these threads is all the subjective statements where tire X was replaced by tire Y and somehow Y is always better, yet so many times X is somebody else's Y.
FWIW, I have Conti DWS' on my 650 and they were a big disappointment. They developed a vibration and can't be balanced correctly. Wheels are fine, suspension and steering components are fine, the tire is bad and yet Continental refused to replace under warranty.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:13 AM
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Why not Mic lat HP with non run flats?
Myn X5d seems fine after bad exp with Conti DWS.


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Old 11-12-2013, 08:51 AM
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What I loved about these threads is all the subjective statements where tire X was replaced by tire Y and somehow Y is always better, yet so many times X is somebody else's Y.
FWIW, I have Conti DWS' on my 650 and they were a big disappointment. They developed a vibration and can't be balanced correctly. Wheels are fine, suspension and steering components are fine, the tire is bad and yet Continental refused to replace under warranty.
YES

You all know my pet peeve is people using "how many miles" as a criterion, yet nobody knows how their car is aligned!

On any given car, you can get 15k miles or 40k miles, all based on the alignment. yet people will blithely make decisions to change tires based on what they got- or based on what someone else reports- all never a thought as to alignment.

(I think based on the old "tire wear was even- alignemnt OK" which is perpetuated by shops and dealers too. Combined with the idea that as long as it is somewhere "in spec" it must be OK.)
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:02 PM
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Take a look at Conti DWS; available in run flat and non run-flat variants.
Are you sure?
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:03 PM
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Checkout Yokohama All-Weather (not All-Season) you may be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:03 PM
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I had them aligned and rotated every 10k miles and set the tire pressure to the spec on my door. Not sure what the deal is with these, but really not sure if I can trust Mich's again.

Anybody think that the non run flat Mich's will last longer than the run flat Mich's?

I'm looking at the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season. Anybody every try them?

They're only $800 for a set, so who cares if I only get 25k out of them.
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