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Old 10-10-2011, 08:58 AM
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New rear RFT tires for 2007 Z4 3.0si with Sport Pkg

Wow - dealer quoted almost $900 for 2 rear tires mounted and balanced. Ouch. I hope they provide plenty of Vaseline with that.... This is for original Bridestone RE050 tires on 3.0si with sport package.

Anyone had luck with other tire sources/brands?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:17 PM
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Well, nice thing about RFT tires is they get you home. Drove 60 miles on my flat tire at speeds up to 60 mph and got home without issue.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Wow - dealer quoted almost $900 for 2 rear tires mounted and balanced. Ouch. I hope they provide plenty of Vaseline with that.... This is for original Bridestone RE050 tires on 3.0si with sport package.

Anyone had luck with other tire sources/brands?
My dad bought the same tires a few months back for his Z4. I think they were around $350 each. He took the price from tirerack.com to the local tire store (Town Fair) and they agreed to match that price plus no shipping and free mounting.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:05 PM
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Yeah, I am debating if I should stay with RFT or go with standard ties and stick a can of FIX A FLAT in the trunk.

Costco has the same price -$700 for 2 Bridgestones.

I could go for Bridgestones RE11's for about $500 from Costco too. Still RFT tires. Not sure how they perform..
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Check out other brands of rft's. Bridgestones are not the only rft on the market. Look on line.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:47 AM
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I will check out other brands. Also considering standard tires as many others have done in the past.

Michelin Pilot Super Sports look nice as do Continental Extreme Contact DWS which I also gave on my wife's 530xi (which does have a spare tire). They will stick better, are lighter and less expensive than the RFT tires.
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I will check out other brands. Also considering standard tires as many others have done in the past.

Michelin Pilot Super Sports look nice as do Continental Extreme Contact DWS which I also gave on my wife's 530xi (which does have a spare tire). They will stick better, are lighter and less expensive than the RFT tires.
Highly recommend you make the switch. I have not read of anyone regretting it.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:33 AM
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Highly recommend you make the switch. I have not read of anyone regretting it.
Any certain brand more popular than others?

I am leaning towards Michelins but may go with Contis and be able to extend season slightly.
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I haven't had a flat in almost a decade. Non-RFTs with a decent roadside assistance package might be a viable alternative.
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I haven't had a flat in almost a decade. Non-RFTs with a decent roadside assistance package might be a viable alternative.
This was my first flat in quite a long time too.

I do have AAA, so I have some coverage.
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Any certain brand more popular than others?

I am leaning towards Michelins but may go with Contis and be able to extend season slightly.
I just put the Conti EC DW's on mine. I like them so far. Very highly rated. The Michelin Pilot SS's are also getting lots of press. Another excellent choice which would cost you much less for 4 tires than the quote you have for rears only is the Hankook V12Evo. Great comments on the boards and in testing. I actually wish I had just gone ahead and bought those instead of chickening out and buying the more expensive Conti's. The Hankooks are somewhere around $700/set installed.
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Conti Extreme DWS's for me - like em so far
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I replaced the run flats on my 3.0si with Hankook Ventus V12's last year. I am delighted with the massive improvement in the steering (no twitchiness or tramlining), plus the Hankooks give a noticeably smoother and quieter ride.
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Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I discussed it with my wife and we will go with non RFT tires in the spring. Since it is mid-October and I planned to put the car away soon I think I will just store it until April and get new tires then.

I am leaning towards Continental ExtremeContact DWS, since we have those on her 530 and like them. They could also extend my season next year, not that I want to expose my Z4 to snow and salted roads!
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