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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:32 PM
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X3 2011 M Sport Tire Switch

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My X3 M Sport is ready for pick up but what about those Goodyear All Season LS-2's!!! If you read a few threads about these tires you'd find the bubble problem is reported quite a lot. It won't matter how great the car is, seems from the reports here and elsewhere that the tires will kill the joy for most who have the LS-2's. So I'm searching for a "solution" (sounds like Raffy Nadal yesterday when asked how he will win against Novac).

1 way is to go with summer/winter tires. Tire rack has Pirelli PZero RFT OEM run flats for use during the summer on the OEM(hot)19" rims. My question about the Pirelli 245/45R19 also concerns bubbles and ride since I'm a little gun shy about low profile summer perf. tires. I'm coming off another Bimmer (335i Sport) with a bubble issue using Bridgestone Potenza 255/35R18 RFT summer performance which bounced in and out of pot holes and bubbled up more than it should have.

Does anyone have experience to share by now with the PZero's 19" RFT on the X3 or other auto?

Also, Is there a benefit to getting the staggard set (245/45R19 and 275/40R19) or just get 4 around (245/45R19)?

Other solutions are to drop down in size to 18" RFT Dunlop SP Sport MaxGT DSST Summer Perf. or Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season RFT. Both are 245/50R18.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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I think if I were to change, which I want to. Part f the reason to do so is to not use runflats... Just an opinion but from what I can tell the ride is better with standard summer rubber...
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:51 AM
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Hi Cadman,
Good point, but will BMW take the non runflats back at the end if you lease from them?
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:05 AM
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BMW will require RFTs on the car upon lease turn in....

Tiger, I am in the same situation as you. My new M-sport 35i just got to the dealer and I am already looking at replacing the LS-2s. Right now, I have settled on the P Zero Nero All-Seasons. Then, the stock RFTs go back on before lease turn in. On the question about a staggered set-up, the 275s won't fit on the rear rims of the M-sport, as they are 8.5" just like the fronts.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:37 AM
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Keep your take off Goodyears and remount them when your lease is up.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:13 AM
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This will be my first non lease of a BMW. So I break I buy it

Supposed to go into production this week....this wait is killing me...
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:56 AM
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The thing is if a tire gets punctured then you don't have a spare to change over. I am probably going to keep the RFT and also buy some winter regular tires.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:46 PM
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Hi TN,
So it would be 245/45R19 all around. Maybe place the LS-2's on ebay soon.
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Hi TN,
So it would be 245/45R19 all around. Maybe place the LS-2's on ebay soon.
Exactly.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:27 PM
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BMW will require RFTs on the car upon lease turn in....

Tiger, I am in the same situation as you. My new M-sport 35i just got to the dealer and I am already looking at replacing the LS-2s. Right now, I have settled on the P Zero Nero All-Seasons. Then, the stock RFTs go back on before lease turn in. On the question about a staggered set-up, the 275s won't fit on the rear rims of the M-sport, as they are 8.5" just like the fronts.
Here is the M 369 rim 9.5 rear tire for staggered set-up for the markets outside of the US. Maybe your dealership can order it for you (part #36117844251)? I was able to have my dealership order the M225 rims in 2007 that were only available in Europe for my 335i convertible from Germany since I had the part number. It just took 2 weeks to ship.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...59&hg=36&fg=15

Definitely get rid of the RFT's. Have you looked at the Conti's?

If the RFT's get a flat they have to be replaced, as you can't plug them. Just get a can of insta-flat and then call BMW Assist when you go with non-RFT's.
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Thanks, Ibiza.
Any BMW warranty issues with the non RFT?
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