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Old 02-14-2013, 12:53 PM
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I would bet it is due to the tires!!!!! The X3's are extremely sensitive to brand and only the OEM size should be used.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by aturkinside View Post
235/50ZR-18 Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 for the front and
255/45ZR-18 Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 for the rear.

I got em from tirerack. At the time it was free shipping and a $50 promotional cash card. Had them delivered to a local tire installer.
Thanks. I'm not unhappy with the Direzza's and still have a lotof tread left but I wondered what other people with the staggered rims might be using. I'll check them out
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:41 PM
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X3emist hit the nail on the head! The Indy shop put new tires on the back and left the old ones on the front. The difference in tire circumference meant the fronts were spinning slightly faster and constantly engaging the X-drive system. Had I let it go it would have worn out the diff.

New front tires and an alignment and its back to new! Can't believe it was that simple!
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