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Old 12-25-2011, 12:18 PM
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ContiPro Contact SSR 44,000 miles

Time to finally replace the stock OE tires on my 328xi Wagon. Just wanted to put word out there that I've had these RFT's on my ride for a full 44,000 miles and they finally wore out.

85% highway miles which I think is a huge factor. Also, around 18,000 there was some wobble in the 67-72 MPH range that went away after 24,000 miles. I had the wheels road balanced and although they were still out of range I pushed on ( or rather whenever I hit 67 I just slammed down the gas until I was over 72).

Best part of the ContiPro's has been riding in the 24,000 - 44,000 miles. I just love these tires. Strong grip, tight in the turns and lock steady. And now I'm sitting here in New England wishing a massive snow storm on everyone because I'm going to skip the Nokian winters I've had my eyes on and just buy a set of all seasons.

I'll post back full review if I end up getting the RE960AS PP 3G from Bridgestone. Otherwise I may just go Continental again. Wanted to post here since back in the day I was reading the RFT Conti would get like 15,000 - 22,000 and be ready for the trash. Not my experience although as I mentioned above I'm a highway driving guy.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:25 PM
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I had them and they lasted 38000 miles and still had I think 4/32" but it is too dangerous (at least to me) to drive then much lower since the hydroplanning is real where I live. I liked the tire, they are quieter than my Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus I replaced them with too. However the harsh transmission of energy over expansion strips, small bumps plays hell with the suspension and I no longer to keep that tire.
If it was not for that I would have purchased new Conti SSrs again...
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:33 AM
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Just an update as my tire guy finally called over today with a confirmed delivery of the RE960AS RFT PP for Mid March.

He mentioned there is already a waiting list developing at the distributor level as they are not sure on how many will be delivered. Given how long the wait has been for a true 3rd Gen RFT I'm thinking this is less sales pressure and more reality.

If anyone is interested to know the price on a 225/45-17 just PM me.

Current ContPros now have a whopping 47,500 miles and are still going strong. I'm a little cautious on the turns and in the rain with only 3/23" left on the tread but it will have to do.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:44 AM
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That's great mileage on the Contis. The 16" Bridgestone Potenzas (2nd generation) on my '07 E91 are also doing quite well, as I project about 35k miles assuming replacement at 3~4/32". So I'll be looking forward to your review after you've put some miles on the 960s as I'll be considering them when the time comes.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:35 AM
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I made it to 51,000 on my Contis, but I made sure to take them off before any chance of snow existed. I also had significant inner edge wear all around, made tolerable through rotation of the tires.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:53 PM
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Update on tires for my 2007 E91 Touring with Sport Pack. I'm at 94K.

Orig tires that came with the delivery of car: Bridgstone Potenza RE 050 IIs. They lasted close to 30K miles.

Then, replaced with second set of RE050 IIs --- lasted till 65K-ish.

Then, switched to ContiSportContact SSR IIs --- Fronts are still good after ~ 30K. Rears got replaced after ~ 26K.

So, overall, including the initial set that delivered with the car, I am on the 3rd set on the fronts and on the 4th set on the rears.

Each time, when tires were changed, the rears were much more worn out --- especially on the inside edge --- than the fronts.

I've had 4 wheel alignment done by indie shop at 60K, then again at 90K.

I suspect that the standard BMW factory alignment specs for Sport Pack are rather aggressive on the negative camber --- especially on the rears. I attribute this to the rear tires wearing out so fast.

So, for the 90K 4 wheel alignment, the shop adjusted the rear alignment to a less aggressive neg camber. I OK'd that because I don't autocross, or go crazy on the street/highway corners --- just want to save $$$ on tires.

So now I'm hoping my rear tires will last as long as what's being described by the OP and others here on this thread. I'm hoping for 40K.

Those of you getting high mileage on your tires --- are your cars equipped with Sport Pack or standard suspension?

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:14 PM
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For mine, the xDrive suspension. If I hadn't been rotating them, I wouldn't have made it to 51k miles due to the inner edge wear from the rear. Also, I was just about down to the wear bars - the tires were getting iffy in rain, and would have been hopeless in snow.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:57 AM
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I rotated mine every 7000-10,000 miles on my 328xi 2007, and got 62,000 from my Conti's not even to the ware lines. The Bridgestone are a joke 20,000 but should have been at 12,000.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:58 AM
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Small update here. Now at 48,550 miles on the OEM ContiPro's. Turns out the 3G RFT RE960AS Pole Position was on super back-order. I called around and around and everyone was willing to take the order, but were uncertain as to exact delivery date. First it was "mid April" then late April and then Mid-May. Tire guy just called yesterday saying he finally has them.

Is this just a NH thing or are these tires just now hitting the states? They are not even in stock over at Tire Rack.

BTW Inside edge and in fact all around the ContiPro is done. Rotated them a bit just because they were near bald. I waited a super long time for these new 3G RFT's so I'm excited to finally get them on and do some test driving. Lucky for me I've only been driving 10-15 miles per day otherwise I would have had to gone with something else.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:48 PM
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Great miles on your Contipros. I got 44k on mine before I replaced them with new ones. I could have gone longer, but I like a little deeper tread. I too love these tires.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:36 PM
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I have 21500 on mine with plenty of tread left. Tires are quiet and still perform well in all conditions. I will definately buy them again when they finally wear out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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I have ContiPro Contact SSRs on mine, and it says 'max pressure 51psi'. What pressure does everyone else run?

I've done some searches here to see what people tend to go with, and haven't seen a debate. Did I overlook one, or should I start one?

Mine were at 32psi when I bought it, but I raised it to 45in the rear, and 42in the front. I was surprised how recognizable the increased gas mileage was!
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:39 AM
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:18 AM
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turned our 2009 328xi lease in last month with 46,000 miles on the clock, on the original Conti SSRs

they passed inspection..I kept measuring with BMW's little plastic wheel....
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:23 AM
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I was really hoping to hear that these tires wear out fast but it looks like I'll be stuck with them for a while. They're my second set used only in winter which is why I wanted to ditch them in favour of a set of Blizzak RFTs. I guess I can always try and sell them locally if I decide to change them up...
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:05 PM
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Replaced the Contis with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S --- fantastic!!!

Finally, I got enough miles out of the ContiSportContact 2's (run flats) to justify replacing the tires. Got 55K miles on fronts and 25K mi on the rears.

Fronts were still OK tread wise, but bean to 'feather'. Front left was feathering on the inner side of the tire. Front right was feathering on th outer side of the tire --- any guesses on how alignment needs to be adjusted?

For the rears, the rear right was worn almost to no more tread. Rear left has plenty tread left --- maybe another 10K? Does the rear differential favor transferring the torque to the rear right?

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