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Old 01-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Jkammerer Jkammerer is offline
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Tire questions

I just purchased a 2011 F10 with 25k miles. I get a vibration over 50mph and expect its the tires which seem close to the wear bars. I've looked up the tires on tire rack and it does not look like there is a tread wear warranty. Is 25k typical for these oem tires? I've searched quite a bit and see overwhelming the recommendation seems to be ditch the run flats and go with mich pilot SS which have a 30k tread life. I drive all highway and about 20-25k lies per year. Any experience on if I will get more mileage on the PSS or if there is another tire I should consider?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:40 AM
The X Men The X Men is offline
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The vibration may or may not come from the tires, the 2011 had its share of vibration problems. It can also be a warp rim, or suspension issue. If your 20K miles a year is mostly highway, the Michelin should be able to last longer than 30K miles.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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I just purchased a 2011 F10 with 25k miles. I get a vibration over 50mph and expect its the tires which seem close to the wear bars. I've looked up the tires on tire rack and it does not look like there is a tread wear warranty. Is 25k typical for these oem tires? I've searched quite a bit and see overwhelming the recommendation seems to be ditch the run flats and go with mich pilot SS which have a 30k tread life. I drive all highway and about 20-25k lies per year. Any experience on if I will get more mileage on the PSS or if there is another tire I should consider?

i would def opt for the Michelin Super Sports Non-Run Flats. I just purchased mine from tirerack and will be installed next wednesday at BMW! i researched a couple of weeks and read outstanding reviews from BMW F10 owners recommending this tire. plus with the 30k warranty, if you get less than 30k, they will prorate the difference depending on the tread depth left
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