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Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:53 PM
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Directional Tires

The Perilli tires I'm look at from Tire Rack are not directional so
I can rotate them side to side. Is that a good thing or
should I get directional?
Opinions Please----Thanks
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:40 PM
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Rotating the tires side to side really won't accomplish anything since your tires look to be a staggered setup. Moving the tires ONLY side to side isn't going to improve their life at all. However dismounting the tire and remounting it backwards on a rim will improve the life SLIGHTLY and really is never worth it.

In my opinion, get a good set of tires and they will last you a long time. My Continental DW tires (summer tires) lasted 35K on the front and around 20K on the rears. The DWS has a much longer life however those are All-Season tires.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:09 AM
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Like csmenace said the rotation will just change which side of the tire is out. Plus on the 7 series they are staggered for the weight handling. That why tires are rotated on a car that does not have staggered wheels, is because the weight of the front verse the weight of the rear. Just get a good set of tires to the area you live, that is if you don't get alot of snow go with all season tires
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