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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-05-2013, 04:27 PM
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Runflats on 2011 X5 35D

2011 X5 diesel. Any word on how many miles you typically get out of your runflats (Dunlop)? Is it normal for the treads to be almost gone by 30K? If so, are Michelin's any better? : /
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:46 PM
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2011 X5 diesel. Any word on how many miles you typically get out of your runflats (Dunlop)? Is it normal for the treads to be almost gone by 30K? If so, are Michelin's any better? : /
A number of factors involved :

1. Which size tire are you running, 18, 19 or 20
2. Alignment ??????
3. Driving style ??
4. Keeping up with the tire pressures

Hard to give a reasonable answer as many factors are involved in tire wear. I would say that
if you get somewhere in the mid 30's on tires you are doing okay.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:59 PM
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2011 X5 diesel. Any word on how many miles you typically get out of your runflats (Dunlop)? Is it normal for the treads to be almost gone by 30K? If so, are Michelin's any better? : /
Yep, VERY common for them to be completely DONE by 30K miles. Many are getting only around 25K miles out of them regardless of how they were maintained. That was one of the reasons I choose the 50K mile DWS tire from Continental as an alternative. It may not last the full milage but they will pro rate any difference.

PS - type of engine & size of tire do not have any affect on the wear
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:28 PM
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A perfect alignment (not just 'somewhere in the BMW specs', but optimized for wear) you can get 40k

Crappy alignment, still "in spec" and it can be as low as 8k.

The michelin latitude ZP (their 'rft') is a very good tire, with the best driving characteristics of any RFT for the X5

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I got 36k out of my 18" bridgestones. I also had them rotated 3 times during that life and ran them hard at 40+psi all the time.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:51 PM
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We have just over 12k easy miles on ours. The backs look like new and the front are wearing terribly. I'm looking for a good alignment shop in North OC. We have the 20 Dunlops.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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Got 32K on my Dunlop 18" RFTs. Alignment on fronts got screwed up somewhere around 20K (suspecing my lovely wife), so fronts were put in the back.
IMHO, if you get 12K out of your tires, there's something wrong with the car.
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