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Old 05-21-2015, 11:21 PM
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Tire question?

Advice needed on tire choice. Ordered a new 16 X3 MSport 28d for my wife but production isn't until late June so still have time to make changes. Live in Southern California so no snow or ice. Ordered the All Season which come all the same size thinking that they were better because they last longer and can be rotated but after some research it seems the Performance tires might be better for our area? On average how much longer do the All Season last over the Performance? Also saw that the Performance would give better gas milage? Other then one can be rotated and one cannot which is better for our weather?

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Other then one can be rotated and one cannot which is better for our weather?
Sorry! but I'm going to address rotation as it is important on tread life and warranty

Example: Pilot Super Sport

"Treadlife Warranty: 6 Years / 30,000 Miles Half mileage for rear if different size than front."

That's because the tires cannot be rotated.

Click on the Warranty tab in this link.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....150522091612:s

Also if you travel outside of the Torrance area on vacations. BMW recommends not driving on summer performance tires when the temperature is below 45 degrees.

A lot of people who have summer performance tires also have a dedicated set of winter or all season tires and wheels.

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Old 05-22-2015, 07:03 AM
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Advice needed on tire choice. Ordered a new 16 X3 MSport 28d for my wife but production isn't until late June so still have time to make changes. Live in Southern California so no snow or ice. Ordered the All Season which come all the same size thinking that they were better because they last longer and can be rotated but after some research it seems the Performance tires might be better for our area? On average how much longer do the All Season last over the Performance? Also saw that the Performance would give better gas milage? Other then one can be rotated and one cannot which is better for our weather?
The easy answer is to stick with the all-seasons.. Treadwear is likely to be double what you'd get with summer tires.. It's an AWD SUV. All-season tires are certainly appropriate.
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:55 PM
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Sorry! but I'm going to address rotation as it is important on tread life and warranty

Example: Pilot Super Sport

"Treadlife Warranty: 6 Years / 30,000 Miles Half mileage for rear if different size than front."

That's because the tires cannot be rotated.

Click on the Warranty tab in this link.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....150522091612:s

Also if you travel outside of the Torrance area on vacations. BMW recommends not driving on summer performance tires when the temperature is below 45 degrees.

A lot of people who have summer performance tires also have a dedicated set of winter or all season tires and wheels.
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The easy answer is to stick with the all-seasons.. Treadwear is likely to be double what you'd get with summer tires.. It's an AWD SUV. All-season tires are certainly appropriate.
Thanks for the replies
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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The easy answer is to stick with the all-seasons.. Treadwear is likely to be double what you'd get with summer tires.. It's an AWD SUV. All-season tires are certainly appropriate.
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You have an X series. If you hit any kind of non perfectly paved road ways, the all seasons
will do you better.
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