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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 07-08-2012, 08:12 PM
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Looking to replace tires on my 2008 X5

Hi,

I am looking to replace my X5 tires within the next few months. Any recommendations on tire brands or models? Should I stick with run flats or non run flats?

Also are the front and rear tires different?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:09 PM
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YOU WIN!!!!!
You are the one millionth person to ask this question. The prize will be two bald tires and a flat spare. Very sorry I know it doesn't help but this was just too hard to resist. I hope your answers will show up. I have been riding the fence because I'm chicken on one hand and want a better ride and a "feel the road suspension" on the other cause....I like feeling the road, I just don't know how much. I think I like feeling a smooth road. I will reply again when I know.

Really, welcome to Bimmerfest, this a great place.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:21 PM
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But I did help a little as to put "2" in the reply field to lure others with knowledge to better help.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:56 AM
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Michelin Latitude run flats....fine tires. Only RFTs I recommend
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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Michelin Latitude run flats....fine tires. Only RFTs I recommend
Me too.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:42 PM
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I have the Bridgestone Dueler, and i think the general consensus is they suck. My car only has 500 miles, so I don't have much of an opinion yet. The ride seems decent so far -- a little noisy but not bad. Michelin seems to get much better reviews.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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I have the Bridgestone Dueler, and i think the general consensus is they suck. My car only has 500 miles, so I don't have much of an opinion yet. The ride seems decent so far -- a little noisy but not bad. Michelin seems to get much better reviews.
I have them on my new one too, my 2011 had the Michelin set, they were great, we shall see.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:15 PM
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Michelin Latitude run flats....fine tires. Only RFTs I recommend
Could you clarify "fine"? I'm assuming they are quiet, unlike the Bridgestone Duelers? Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:03 AM
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wheel size? third row seating?

I have a '08 4.8 on 19s, no third row.

Toyo Proxes STIIs 255/50/19 XL ...... on my second set at 95K miles.

and i've only typed this exact post 500,000 times.....................
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