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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 12-04-2013, 09:04 AM
Rogue2258 Rogue2258 is offline
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Location: La Porte, Tx
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Mein Auto: 2010 550i GT, 2011 535i
New rubber:performance or longer wear?

I have come to terms with the fact that getting 15,000 miles on a set of high performance tires is the norm. I would prefer to extend the mileage that we get out of a tire purchase. I have run Goodyear LS2's on our GT, and presently run them on our 535 sedan. There is noticeable wheels spin at take off with the LS2's. We are on the last few clicks of a set of Conti SSR3's. The wheels spin at take off is nonexistent. The SSR3's have been a trammeling mess for the most part. We drive our GT hard on occasion. I am not sure that my driving habits warrant 220a-280a rated tire. I want to feel confident in pushing the GT, but I would love to get a few thousand more miles out of a set of tires.

Have you guys made a tire choice that sacrifices performance for longevity? If so what recommendations might you have? I am considering trying Bridgestone Potenzas 960as RFT. It would be thrilled to make a good choice. So far I have not found the tire with the right mixture of ingredients for my taste. Thanks and Happy Holiday's
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