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Wondering what brand of tires come with the 550i. RFT I assume and whether or not if it is with the staggered set up? M Sport as well...
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Wondering what brand of tires come with the 550i. RFT I assume and whether or not if it is with the staggered set up? M Sport as well...
My 2011 came with Michelin Primacy runflats. No sidewall bubbles, and reasonable wear for that kind of tire on a 4,400-lb car.
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My 2011 came with Michelin Primacy runflats. No sidewall bubbles, and reasonable wear for that kind of tire on a 4,400-lb car.
Was it a staggered set up?
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2013 stock GY RFT, non-staggered. 245/40 (or maybe its a 45). Bubbled one tire.
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2013 stock GY RFT, non-staggered. 245/40 (or maybe its a 45). Bubbled one tire.
Do you know the sizes and are they staggered?
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2013 stock GY RFT, non-staggered. 245/40 (or maybe its a 45). Bubbled one tire.
I could be wrong, but I believe X-Drive cars with MSport are not staggered, but RWD cars are? Mine is X Drive and they are all the same size.

I have the GoodYear RFTs.
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Was it a staggered set up?
Yes, staggered. I have RWD...and four really good winter tires. :-)
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Yes, staggered. I have RWD...and four really good winter tires. :-)
What size tires and Brand?
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What size tires and Brand?
Summer
Michelin Primacy HP
F: 245/40-R19 94Y
R: 275/35-R19 96Y

Winter
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST
245/45-R18 100V (all around)
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How are the Dunlops?? Hideous I presume...
I'll say this, I wish I had the Michelin's!
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Wondering what brand of tires come with the 550i. RFT I assume and whether or not if it is with the staggered set up? M Sport as well...
Goodyear Eagle 245/90.
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Both of my cars, both the 2011 and the 2014 were 550i RWD models, one with sport and the new one with M Sport. Both had the staggered set up with the Dunlops. Average tire. When my car gets redelivered next month, I'll keep them on until winter rolls around and put on my set of winter tires. Then I'll probably purchase a set of conventional tires next year and keep the run flats in storage for lease turn in.
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I will wait and see which brand comes with the car. I expect since this was supposed to a Fla. vehicle it will have the Summer RFT's on it. I do plan on switching them out with Mich PSS since I feel they are the best. Maybe even beef up the rears to 285. If the winter is another bad one like last year I have a back up to drive for a few days until the roads are clear. I just want the best for the type of car, engine and handling capabilities.
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I will wait and see which brand comes with the car. I expect since this was supposed to a Fla. vehicle it will have the Summer RFT's on it. I do plan on switching them out with Mich PSS since I feel they are the best. Maybe even beef up the rears to 285. If the winter is another bad one like last year I have a back up to drive for a few days until the roads are clear. I just want the best for the type of car, engine and handling capabilities.
Plan on winter tires anyway. Note, I wrote "winter" tires, not "snow" tires.

The rubber compound on summer tires doesn't cope with cold temperatures at all well. So even if the road is dry, driving with summer tires when the temperature is below about 45, you're gonna be all over the place, and not in a good way.
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Plan on winter tires anyway. Note, I wrote "winter" tires, not "snow" tires.

The rubber compound on summer tires doesn't cope with cold temperatures at all well. So even if the road is dry, driving with summer tires when the temperature is below about 45, you're gonna be all over the place, and not in a good way.
I've never thought about Snow tires... what brand is best? Blizzak??
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plan on winter tires anyway.
+1000. My Blizzaks are great.
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I've never thought about Snow tires... what brand is best? Blizzak??
I've used Dunlop and Continental winter tires on all my RWD Bimmers for the last 15 years or so. Except for the 335i, they were all V8s, RWD (not xDrive). I've been happy with all of them (except for treadwear, but that's to be expected when you run V-rated tires).

I know a lot of people who believe that Nokian or Blizzak are the absolute best winter tire. I think Michelin also makes winter tires, so that's another alternative. Probably good to have a chat with a sales person wherever you buy and see what they recommend for your car, your geography, and your driving style.

For example, first time I bought a dedicated set of winter tires, the guy asked me where I lived. He pointed out that when it snows here, the roads are snow-covered for a day or two, but then you're driving in cold but dry conditions. So a tire with ultimate snow traction but lousy dry handling wouldn't be a good choice for me, here.

It's common to do a minus-one conversion for a little more sidewall and a little less rim diameter. So, for my 550i, that's an 18-inch wheel instead of the 19-inch M Sport wheel. And also common to go to a square (instead of staggered) setup for the winter.
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I expect since this was supposed to a Fla. vehicle it will have the Summer RFT's on it.
Did you order it or is it from stock? M-sports have a no-cost option of either All-Season tires (same-sized) option code 2NB, or "Performance" tires (summer, staggered) option code 2ND. You should see one of those listed on your build, or if you have your VIN you can check it at http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

I put "Performance" in quotes because although they're Summer tires, they're typically Touring category not High Performance.
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I've used Dunlop and Continental winter tires on all my RWD Bimmers for the last 15 years or so. Except for the 335i, they were all V8s, RWD (not xDrive). I've been happy with all of them (except for treadwear, but that's to be expected when you run V-rated tires).

I know a lot of people who believe that Nokian or Blizzak are the absolute best winter tire. I think Michelin also makes winter tires, so that's another alternative. Probably good to have a chat with a sales person wherever you buy and see what they recommend for your car, your geography, and your driving style.

For example, first time I bought a dedicated set of winter tires, the guy asked me where I lived. He pointed out that when it snows here, the roads are snow-covered for a day or two, but then you're driving in cold but dry conditions. So a tire with ultimate snow traction but lousy dry handling wouldn't be a good choice for me, here.

It's common to do a minus-one conversion for a little more sidewall and a little less rim diameter. So, for my 550i, that's an 18-inch wheel instead of the 19-inch M Sport wheel. And also common to go to a square (instead of staggered) setup for the winter.
Good information to know. I would probably buy 18" square with Winter tires if I do it.
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Did you order it or is it from stock? M-sports have a no-cost option of either All-Season tires (same-sized) option code 2NB, or "Performance" tires (summer, staggered) option code 2ND. You should see one of those listed on your build, or if you have your VIN you can check it at http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

I put "Performance" in quotes because although they're Summer tires, they're typically Touring category not High Performance.
My car is from stock being plucked from a Fla. dealer. I do see 2NB on the Vehicle Locator sheet which I figured but I imagine the Dunlop or Bridgestone's. Nevertheless, they will be removed with Non-RFT no matter what. Save them for when I turn them in. If it snows I have a Honda back up or my wife's X-Drive which we can ride down to work together as we work a few miles from each other.
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