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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 05-14-2012, 12:49 PM
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RFT to non RFT?

Seriously considering switching to non RFT on my new 2012 X5, and am curious if anyone out there has and if so what is are the opinions on ride and tire noise?

If you have switched, what tire or tires did you go with? My tires are 19" Bridgestone all around, and I have a space saver tire in the rear.

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:28 PM
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Lots of people have and the ride/tire noise is day and night. It improves tremendously. I can't wait until my POS RFTs wear out before I dump them.

My best suggestions for tire choice is to go on tirerack, put in your X5, and look up what sort of tire you would like. You can sort it by review, ratings, and even read other X5 ratings with those tires.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:35 AM
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What is the average life expectancy for RFTs? Does it differ from NRFTs? I live in Texas. Hot, no snow, little rain. Anybody have any input?
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:49 PM
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Well my Dunlop RFTs are on the tire tread warning marker after 14k miles. I have owned may a sports car and haven't had any tire wear so fast as the Dunlop RFTs.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:46 AM
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'08 4.8 here. 19s with spare.

Bridgestone RFTs 29K miles
Toyo Proxes STIIs 48K miles
Toyo Proxes STIIs 18K and counting.......


i am currently at 95K and am still pleased with my second set of Non-RFT Toyo Proxes STIIs

http://www.tiresdirect.net/TOYO-Prox...-XL-P4853.aspx

this is the cheapest place i have found for theses tires and their customer service is quite good. i have purchased tires for other vehicles from them also.

be sure to order the XL (extra load) version of the tire.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:06 AM
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'08 4.8 here. 19s with spare.

Bridgestone RFTs 29K miles
Toyo Proxes STIIs 48K miles
Toyo Proxes STIIs 18K and counting.......


i am currently at 95K and am still pleased with my second set of Non-RFT Toyo Proxes STIIs

http://www.tiresdirect.net/TOYO-Prox...-XL-P4853.aspx

this is the cheapest place i have found for theses tires and their customer service is quite good. i have purchased tires for other vehicles from them also.

be sure to order the XL (extra load) version of the tire.
How is the traction in the rain?
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:10 AM
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Tires

I changed to Vredstein (made in Holand) soon to be std equip on Jaguar. In all areas,the best tire I have ever had. 11000 miles and show very little wear.. $990.00 set delivered for 20's on internet
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:14 AM
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How is the traction in the rain?
suprisingly good actually.

we get some standing water here quite often and I have yet to have an issue.

drove back from Daytona during the last big tropical storm on I-95 with no issues.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:45 AM
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A point to consider is that if you are leasing, the car needs to be returned with the RFTs on it, so be sure to keep your takeoffs when changing so they can be remounted at turn in time.
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