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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 03-04-2013, 06:25 PM
anskyjd anskyjd is offline
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New Tires

So after reading here and online, i have decided to get Continental Extreme contact DWS tires for my 2010 535Xdrive. my question; i can get them for so much less on Tirerack than any dealer, etc., but is there any reason why it would be more advisable to have the BMW dealer install them vs my local honest service station? any help on what I need to be aware of would be really appreciated. The dealer charge is $241 plus balancing,etc. thanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:07 PM
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Look at tire buyer.com. They have good prices for dws's. stay away from the dealer for install
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:00 AM
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Tire Rack has authorized installers. See if any are in your area. The price should be better.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:27 AM
BMWFAN275 BMWFAN275 is offline
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I used Town Fair Tire. In two hours I had a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport AS plus on the car. They did a great job. When you consider the cost of the install and shipping any savings was not worth a mail order tire deal.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:41 AM
Mac Hadley Mac Hadley is offline
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I used Town Fair Tire. In two hours I had a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport AS plus on the car. They did a great job. When you consider the cost of the install and shipping any savings was not worth a mail order tire deal.
That was my experience also. I used a local independent tire company...price was comparable to mail order once you added it all up.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:44 AM
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I always figure at least $200 on top of tirerack's price. Sometimes it ends up a good price, sometimes not. I usually over-shop these things (I buy a set of tires about every 15 months). I've had perfectly good luck at Sam's Club, Costco, Discount Tire and even the Firestone shop. You just gotta shop.

There is NO WAY I'd be convinced to get tires at a BMW dealer. My GMC dealer occasionally puts out good tire deals...but thats the exception, not the rule.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:30 AM
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thanks for all the input, will definitely go elsewhere beyond the dealer, looking at town fair tire now. thanks again, can't wait to get new tires(still have the original Goodyears with just over 40K on the clock....
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:58 AM
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My local guy I use is Tire Rack approved. I asked what that entailed, and he said they will ship to him for installation. He didn't go through any vetting.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:08 PM
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getting em installed at Town Fair tire tomorrow, they are price matching with tirebuyer.com, contnental extreme contact DWS, excited for some new grip....thanks for all the input...
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:50 PM
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So can I ask what you paid in total? Sounds like they are treating you right? I just want to know because I'll be in the same boat very soon. It's Ok if you don't want to to tell...
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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Great choice of tires! They work well!
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:10 PM
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sure, no worries. $146 per tire, plus getting the computer balancing at $14.95 per tire, + tax, should be around $700. he is price matching the tires from tirebuyer(they just asked me to bring in the quote from tirebuyer.com)-really nice guy.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:56 PM
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sure, no worries. $146 per tire, plus getting the computer balancing at $14.95 per tire, + tax, should be around $700. he is price matching the tires from tirebuyer(they just asked me to bring in the quote from tirebuyer.com)-really nice guy.
Town Fair also includes a front end alignment, or 50 bucks extra for a 4 wheel alignment and flat repair. Plus, they actually balance the tires.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:40 AM
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so to update, got my new tires and what a difference cornering-got my grip back... i did get the $49 alignment. They do charge an internet service package $25.95 per tire which was for computer balancing and valve stems, so with tax and the allignment, total was $789
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:43 AM
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how are you guys getting these so cheap? When I got to tirebuyer, I get pricing of $862 for all 4 corners, for just the DWS tires.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:48 AM
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how are you guys getting these so cheap? When I got to tirebuyer, I get pricing of $862 for all 4 corners, for just the DWS tires.
what size are you looking at?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:08 AM
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245/40/18 - front
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:25 AM
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:52 AM
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245/40/18 - front
275/35/18 - rear
Likely the better price is for the 17inch wheels.. 18" and up, the prices get up there quickly. This is why I stick with 17's...I go through tires way too fast , so sacrifice the look of the bigger wheels.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:49 PM
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To core22 - Nice car!
Thanks !!
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