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Old 08-17-2012, 02:02 PM
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Tire suggestion for 06 325 xi

I need some suggestions for tires. I have an 06 325xi sport package with 17 inch rims. I would like to stay with runflat tires but with more of a passenger style compared to the sport.

I get less 20,000 miles out of the oem Conti SSR and the Khumo Ecsta and I do not drive hard. (My tire place may be ripping me off but that's another story) Is there anything out there that is going to get 40,000 miles?
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:41 AM
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how are your tires wearing out?
center or edges first?
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:32 PM
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They seem to be wearing evenly. It just seems once a year the tire center says I need new tires, or at least one pair. He says its because I'm using low profile tires. So I'm looking for a different tire.

I don't drive aggressive but would still like a little sporty performance.

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:54 AM
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If you're able to rotate the tires and keep up on the air pressures, you should be able to get 40,000 miles out of many all-season tires. In 225/45R17 many like the Continental Extreme Contact DWS, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, and Kumho 4X.

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