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

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:44 AM
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I plan on replacing my dunlop rft when they wear out with the conti dws. I am going to deal with discount tire and they have have them in stock for the staggered 20 inchers.
Are you sure? The fronts have been back ordered for months. I'm anxious to change these RFT but my local Discount Tire says that they have no clue when they will get them.

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Dude, did you read the above posts? The Dunlops COME WITH A FREE WARRANTY direct from the manufacturer. Check the CD-ROM in your glove compartment, or go on their website to confirm.
Can you exercise this warranty after the fact? I paid for a new Dunlop because I was out of town and I had no choice. This was back in January and I paid $500. The dealer would absolutely not patch it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:00 AM
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What about Toyo Proxes ST II 's instead of backordered Conti DWS? Many up this way say they are great and they are all season like the Conti DWS.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:29 AM
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What about Toyo Proxes ST II 's instead of backordered Conti DWS? Many up this way say they are great and they are all season like the Conti DWS.
Thanks for the recommendation. However, it seems that my local discount tire and Tirerack don't seem to stock this brand. Sorry for my ignorance, but are there any other reputable places that others have ordered from.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:34 PM
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Are you sure? The fronts have been back ordered for months. I'm anxious to change these RFT but my local Discount Tire says that they have no clue when they will get them.



Can you exercise this warranty after the fact? I paid for a new Dunlop because I was out of town and I had no choice. This was back in January and I paid $500. The dealer would absolutely not patch it.
I've replaced the Dunlops several times via tirerack.com and they are at my doorstep within 24 hours. Very expensive, loud and don't last long (new set every 10k miles). Last time I switched to Bridgestones and they are MUCH better.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:17 AM
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DId you ever replaced your tires

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@Gian: Which brand tire did you have on your 20's? If they were Dunlops, they are covered by a road hazard warranty, as detailed in the CD in your owner's manual. Repairing or replacing them should not have cost you a dime. While a BMW Center will never patch a RFT, your local authorized Dunlop dealer will.

Thanks Quackbury for this heads up!
I had a right rear blow on Rt495 here last weekend. Limped home and was about to order a replacement from Town Fair for $480.
I have the 315/35-20 Dunlops.

Thanks to your post I found the tire warranty information/Cd and called the GoodYear/Dunlop service center just down the road from me.
Only 8000miles on them still had 7/32 of 10/32 left so it will cost me 30% of Retail for a replacement which should be around $150 vs the $500.

I am thinking of Toyo Proxes ST II's come next spring or Conti DWS if they ever come off backorder as these originals will be worn out by then with another 10K on them most likely
Did you ever installed any of them ? what is your experience..

thanks.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:23 AM
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Installed Conti DWS. Of Course ride and handling is great. I had a slight vibration at highway speeds ;-) but just had them rebalanced as they were off ( slightly, so they said) Still waiting to see how much better it is but initially seems better.

I even used them in a 6inch early snow and went out twice to play....I mean test handling. I was impressed! My goal was to use these for 10months a year and replace with all season 18's General Grabbers that Tirerack recommended and I used all last year. for Jan-Feb returning to the Conti's once the big snows have passed.

If you can get Conti's I would go with them as they rated better than Toyo in wear I believe.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:04 AM
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I had the Contis and had issues... They made my car pull to the right. After a week in the shop a new camber arm and three alignments, the dealer concluded it was the tires. I immediately took them back to Discount Tire (who were outstanding) and replaced them with the Michelin Latitude Tour HP's. The Michelins tracked straight from day one, handle great, are very quiet, and overall a fantastic tire. I can't reccommend them enough.

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:11 AM
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If i have the BMW wheel and tire warrant and get rid of the RFT's would this void any claims i may make if the WHEELS get damaged?
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:21 PM
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First thing I'm doing is ditching the RFTs. My wife has them on her 328i on 17s and the ride is way worse than my M3 with 19s.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:47 AM
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Just a followup 99% of vibration gone at high speeds highway runs. Guess the the first balance job when mounted was not as specific as the new one.
I already have over 4,000 miles on the Conti DWS. Very happy with them....bring on the snow! Well a few inches anyhow.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:02 PM
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Just a followup 99% of vibration gone at high speeds highway runs. Guess the the first balance job when mounted was not as specific as the new one.
I already have over 4,000 miles on the Conti DWS. Very happy with them....bring on the snow! Well a few inches anyhow.
Any pulling with the Contis? I'm seriously wondering if there were a bad batch made, and hence the supply shortage now. It could explain why no one has them...

I had issues with pulling to the right and so have several other owners. Weird...
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:03 PM
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Man - ditching the RFT for winter is proving to be a pain in the ass! Conti DWS fronts are backordered with no delivery ETA. Only other options, per Ben at tirerack, are the Pirelli RFT snows. I'm fine with snows, but hate RFTs because of their ride quality. Sure I think it is an awesome level of security but they ride too hard.

Does not surprise me that the DWS would vibrate at certain speeds or that it might pull on certain road surfaces. The pattern would seem to logically support this behavior. But that pattern will also be quite good in the snow : )

Anyone have any suggestions other than waiting for the DWS?

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:23 PM
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I have Conti DWS on 20" 214 wheels... does not pull at all.. tracks perfectly.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:24 PM
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Man - ditching the RFT for winter is proving to be a pain in the ass! Conti DWS fronts are backordered with no delivery ETA. Only other options, per Ben at tirerack, are the Pirelli RFT snows. I'm fine with snows, but hate RFTs because of their ride quality. Sure I think it is an awesome level of security but they ride too hard.

Does not surprise me that the DWS would vibrate at certain speeds or that it might pull on certain road surfaces. The pattern would seem to logically support this behavior. But that pattern will also be quite good in the snow : )

Anyone have any suggestions other than waiting for the DWS?

Thanks!
Michelin Latitude Tour HP's. They are all-season tires, and absolutely fantastic IMO. I prefer them to the Conti DWS.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:03 PM
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If i have the BMW wheel and tire warrant and get rid of the RFT's would this void any claims i may make if the WHEELS get damaged?
Well, one would need to read the warranty...but I could make an argument that using 'non-BMW recommended tires (with softer sidewalls) could have contributed to the wheel damage....

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Hi Guys
So id like to ditch my runflats, even thoight i have very little time in them. They're not a good fit for me in comfort/ride dept! All though they look beautiful in the 315/35/20 and 285/35/20
Am i to assume that the people that are swapping out and keeping the same wheels are getting the new tires for example "contis DW" with the same profile "35"? and even with the "35" profile it a huge difference in comfort and ride enjoyment. or did the majority bump up to 40 0r 45 profile!

Thanks in advance Rob
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