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Old 06-08-2012, 06:21 AM
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OEM RFT replacement?

My Michelin Primacy RFT on my '11 550i just about shot @ 19K miles

Would consider RFT again- for the simple fact i don't want to get stranded if I got a flat BUT, I've never liked the drive characteristics.

on my last '08 e60 550i , I ran Michelin Pilot sport a/s Plus- they were pretty nice.

I drive 19K miles per year, mostly So Cal Freeways,

my key considerations are:
longer wear
steering response
quiet

what should i consider in both RFT and non RFT ??
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:55 AM
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My Michelin Primacy RFT on my '11 550i just about shot @ 19K miles

Would consider RFT again- for the simple fact i don't want to get stranded if I got a flat BUT, I've never liked the drive characteristics.

on my last '08 e60 550i , I ran Michelin Pilot sport a/s Plus- they were pretty nice.

I drive 19K miles per year, mostly So Cal Freeways,

my key considerations are:
longer wear
steering response
quiet

what should i consider in both RFT and non RFT ??
The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus would suit your requirements quite well and would be the way I would go for a non run flat choice. For the run flat choice, I would consider the Michelin Primacy HP ZP.

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:25 PM
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What were your alignment specs to get that mileage???

Unless you know what the specs are, blaming tires may only be part of the equation...
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:48 PM
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Installed RE960AS RFT on my 335d Base Sedan today. Very consistent road force results (between 9-11). Replaced OEM ContiProContact SSR at 34,500 miles with approximately 4/32 on rear and 5/32 on front. Bridgestone offers a 30-day buy and try guarantee, which sealed the deal for me. Initial impression is very good. Plan to post periodic updates.
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