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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:24 AM
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Looking at new tires

I'm looking at replacing the OE Dunlaps with the Michelin Pilot A/S. The tread wear is 500 which is much better than the OE tires.

My dealer will match Tire Racks price so I'll get them at the dealer.

Any thoughts?
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:58 AM
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Looking at new tires

You can't always compare apples-to-apples when it comes to tread wear ratings from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Since you have basically a short 7, lots of us F01 folk have gotten rid of the crap that are run flats and got continental DW & DWS tires with an inflator kit. Never tried the Michelins, not a fan of the French :P

I got the DWS (all season) which have a pretty good tread rating. I went through Americas tire and purchased the tire insurance, which also will prorate against premature tire wear.

Glad the dealer would price match!

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:00 AM
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I have had the A/S plus on our 535i GT for 16k miles, they still have 8/32s left. IMO they do pretty well in the dry and excellent in the rain.

Hopefully you are looking at the new A/S 3, which is the latest version in the A/S line. I just put those on my 335is last week, so far excellent in dry and wet.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:22 AM
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I spoke to the dealer the other day and they will match the lowest price I get for the Pilot A/S 3.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:19 PM
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Update on the A/S 3 that I had installed 2 weeks ago on my 335is. I had road noise before with the run flats. I started noticing some slight road noise that would get worse from time to time after installing the A/S 3s. I took my 335is in as I thought I had a bad wheel bearing, dealer reports nothing wrong with wheel bearings. I'm starting to think I got a bad set of A/S 3s. I'm going to return to local Discount Tire and see if they recommend trying another set of A/S 3s or switching to PSS.

So far there is one other 3 series owner and myself with noisy A/S 3s: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...=868761&page=2
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:40 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'm waiting for my dealer to get in contact with the regional tech. When they come to look at my car I will get new tires. So it may be another week or two.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:28 PM
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I got the A/S 3 and really like them. I never liked the GY's...
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:39 AM
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I got the A/S 3 and really like them. I never liked the GY's...
I'm wondering if I got a bad set on my 335is. I wont have time to take it out for another drive till Monday or Tuesday.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:44 PM
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Sounds like maybe you got a bad set...I am very happy with them, I've got probably 1k miles on them now, and they are much quieter than the Goodyears that came with the GT. My seat of the pants-ometer tells me that the car rides more smoothly, turns better and brakes harder (no brake lockup on hard braking...no tire squeal) I like them better in the rain (which we got a lot of it in BHM in the past month), the car rides better overall. The steering feel is also greatly improved, with the GY's there was always this 'twitchy' feeling, like you're always riding on uneven pavement, that is gone now...(which is a 'trait' of the RFT's, same thing happened when I got rid of the Dunlops on my X5... ).

I was going to go for the A/S Plus but decided to wait for the A/S 3 and I couldn't be happier.

Also, keep in mind that the 3-Series is much noisier than the GT... I regularly drive this road that's being repaired/under construction and I'm amazed at the difference in the road/tire noise levels between my M3 and the GT. (both have non-rft's)

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Old 08-29-2013, 10:37 PM
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Just fyi - tire tread wear ratings are only comparable within a brand, not across brands. Each brand chooses one of their own tires that serves as the baseline for measurement of all their other tires.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:49 PM
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Just fyi - tire tread wear ratings are only comparable within a brand, not across brands. Each brand chooses one of their own tires that serves as the baseline for measurement of all their other tires.
The FEDS do not run these tests, but can ask the manufacturer for the test results, and fine them if discrepancies are found. The test is run for 7,200 miles, comparing the wear of a test tire against the new one in question. Since the total wear isn't all that much, extrapolating the test results to the wear limit is somewhat subjective...but, the test IS run against a standard tire (or it's supposed to be). Now, how creative the marketing and engineers are in deciding how the rest of the wear on their tire will be compared to the reference tire, as I said, is subjective, but they all start out with the same reference tire (at least from what I've been able to find out).

Because the marketing and engineers in one company are likely directed to make the same decisions, yes, it is likely to be more consistent within a brand, but that isn't necessarily a given.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:55 AM
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The car is at the dealer now for a hesitation problem and I told them to get the new tires and an alignment at the same time. They are matching tire racks prices so I'm going with them. I also ordered an inflator kit from Amazon to keep in the trunk.
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