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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 12-03-2011, 10:21 AM
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Cool goodbye runflats

Finally moved on. Just purchased some toyo proxes st's for my x5 (sport package) and what a difference. The constant drone is gone and the ride is like night and day. I highly recommend them. They have decent tread wear rating (420) and they were cheaper than anything that discount tire sells. Hopes this helps anyone on the fence about what they may want,
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:23 PM
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Do you have spare (or a contingency plan)?

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Old 12-03-2011, 01:28 PM
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Yes I do. And its not a can of fix-a-flat.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:50 PM
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I agreed. Changed mine to regular Yokohama Geolandar and it is like day and night - no more ugly noise, rough rides, etc.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:48 PM
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I did the same with my 335i... and couldn't have been happier.

It's a shame RFT tires aren't a no-cost option for the customer.

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Old 12-03-2011, 06:12 PM
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I did the same with my 335i... and couldn't have been happier.

It's a shame RFT tires aren't a no-cost option for the customer.

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Better yet, if you opt for the spare you get the non-RFTs...covers BMWs butt. Or it is a no cost option that is 'active' only if you choose spare.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:37 PM
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Finally moved on. Just purchased some toyo proxes st's for my x5 (sport package) and what a difference. The constant drone is gone and the ride is like night and day. I highly recommend them. They have decent tread wear rating (420) and they were cheaper than anything that discount tire sells. Hopes this helps anyone on the fence about what they may want,
What is your back up plan?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:38 PM
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Better yet, if you opt for the spare you get the non-RFTs...covers BMWs butt. Or it is a no cost option that is 'active' only if you choose spare.
@ard. So if you don't order a spare on a X5 does that mean no room in te truck are for extra wheel/tire?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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What did you do with the runflats? Store them or sell them?
As for the spare, can of fix-a-flat won't help you when you slice up your tire. Either you will get towed to the tire shop where you will have to buy a tire whether they have a matching one or not, or you will have to wait. Is it possible to buy an aftermarket compact spare that fits BMW bolt pattern?

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@ard. So if you don't order a spare on a X5 does that mean no room in te truck are for extra wheel/tire?
There is room, more than enough, but you will have to ghetto fit it. There is a huge void under the cargo area, but it is prepped for a spare. I have seen compact spares small enough that they should fit in there. Afterall, that's where they fit factory spare anyway.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:10 AM
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Dumb questions:

1- Is the spare that came with the truck a run-flat?
2- Can that original spare be kept and used even if we switch the others to regular run-flat tires?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:09 AM
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There are a lot of worst case senarios. I have a spare and I have towing. I am quite capable of handling any situation. The run flats can be a godsend for those incapable of changing a tire. There are millions of cars on the road everyday and I bet a good 99% of them do not have runflats ( although I do see a lot people driving around on donut spares ). I am not the kind of person running around with the sky is falling paranoia. It is worth the quality of ride not having runflats. Yes I kept the dunlops for backup and I have hazard insurance through discount tire.
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