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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:29 AM
pleasantglen pleasantglen is offline
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Recommended tires for a 2008 528i

Hi, I just bought my 2008 528i recently and the tires that it came with are "CUPPING" and making the drive very unpleasant and noisy. What do you recommend for a replacement? and does it have to be a run flat?
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:22 AM
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Hi, I just bought my 2008 528i recently and the tires that it came with are "CUPPING" and making the drive very unpleasant and noisy. What do you recommend for a replacement? and does it have to be a run flat?
No run flats are necessary - you might not even have some right now. Since you are in Cali, I would take a look at Conti Extreme Contacts DW or DWS. Good tire at a reasonable price.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:12 AM
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No run flats are necessary - you might not even have some right now. Since you are in Cali, I would take a look at Conti Extreme Contacts DW or DWS. Good tire at a reasonable price.
^^^ is what i have on my 535 in dws for about 9 mo. now --- great tire for the price point --- you'll need to address the 'cupping' issue --- i would suggest a shop that will handle suspension, alignment, etc. type and can mount the tires.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:11 AM
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Michelin Pilot Supersports are my favorite, not run-flat, though I have a spare. If you're not a fast driver, get the DWS. You might have bent rims or worn/broken bushings. Mine need replacing.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:11 AM
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Michelin Pilot Supersports are my favorite, not run-flat, though I have a spare. If you're not a fast driver, get the DWS. You might have bent rims or worn/broken bushings. Mine need replacing.
I agree, I have the Pilot's also, they are awesome.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:22 AM
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Conti Extreme Contacts DWS

These are what i'm going to put on mine.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....emeContact+DWS

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