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Old 07-09-2018, 10:48 AM
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Bridgestone Driveguard: Would you buy them again?

Just looking for opinions from those that have purchased Driveguards for their RFT replacement. How many miles do you have on them? Are you pleased? Would you buy them again?
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:02 PM
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Just bought them in Dec 2018 off of tire racks recommendation. I got rid of the conti and what a difference in overall performance.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:09 PM
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absolutely. They're great tires on my wife's 328xd. Traction, wear, ride all great.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:25 PM
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I drive on Bridgestone RFT ONLY when they come with purchased car. Have those now on Toyota Sienna AWD. What a horrific tire. Cannot wait winter to put snow tires again.


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Old 07-15-2019, 09:06 PM
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Yes. I have had them since January or February. I really like them. I was a diehard Michelin fan. But these were cheaper and I needed to save the money. I will likely buy another set when the time comes.


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Old 07-15-2019, 11:30 PM
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My F30 got the 2nd set of DriveGuard recently.

The OEM Pirelli lasted 30k miles with 3/32nd left at rear.

The 1st set of DriveGuard had 35k miles with 4/32nd left at rear when it hit a nail close to sidewall.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:39 AM
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I drive on Bridgestone RFT ONLY when they come with purchased car. Have those now on Toyota Sienna AWD. What a horrific tire. Cannot wait winter to put snow tires again.


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Is the Bridgestone RFT that comes with your Sienna AWD the Turanza EL400-02 RFT?

Bridgestone Driveguard RFT is a replacement tire for OEM non-RFT, so it should not come with any purchased car. Driveguard is much quieter and smoother than any Bridgestone RFT, and handles similar to other UHP A/S non-RFT from Bridgestone.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:04 PM
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Yes, replaced the oem that came with the 428i GC which lasted about 22k miles. It's my wife's DD so no complaints from her, lol. I find them quieter than the oem's (can't recall the brand, I think Piralli). I'm hoping these last longer. Costco carries them and I believe there's a rebate on now for Bridgestones.
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:12 PM
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I've got 10k on the Driveguards and I like them. Far superior to the Pirelli P7 A/S RFTs I had on my 2014 328i and way, way better than the ContiSportContact RFTs I had on my 2017 which had to be replaced at 10k miles due to unacceptable noise. The Driveguards seem to perform better as the miles accumulate.

BTW, I have a staggered setup and I've rotated the tires side-to-side with great results.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:25 PM
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BTW my F30 is square setup and tire shop does regular rearward cross rotation. Typically bimmer forums advise same side rotate, but my experience with rearward(or even forward) cross with RWD has been OK.

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Yes, replaced the oem that came with the 428i GC which lasted about 22k miles. It's my wife's DD so no complaints from her, lol. I find them quieter than the oem's (can't recall the brand, I think Piralli). I'm hoping these last longer. Costco carries them and I believe there's a rebate on now for Bridgestones.


Unless you get M3 or other high performance model, any BMW (and generally cars) that comes with A/S tires (which is witchcraft in itself) is tuned for CAFE requirements. That means probably short lifespan etc. Pirelli actually has designation for OE tires and aftermarket market tires. Tire Rack tested Pirelli Scorpion Verde (OE) and Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus (aftermarket). Plus were better in every aspect.
Problem with “Stonebridges,” is weight. They are always packing more weight (and wheel is THE worst place to have excessive weight) than competition. I remember having Bridgestone Dualer H/L RFT on X5. What tragedy that tire was. It had I think 44lbs.
I have Driveguards on Toyota Sienna. Any tire that is overwhelmed by minivan suspension should never find its way on BMW.


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It's my wife's DD so no complaints from her, lol. I find them quieter than the oem's (can't recall the brand, I think Piralli). I'm hoping these last longer. Costco carries them and I believe there's a rebate on now for Bridgestones.
Wait until next month - Costco usually alternates with a rebate on Michelins.
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Wait until next month - Costco usually alternates with a rebate on Michelins.
Hmmm, I wonder if Costco tire rebates might vary in different parts of the country. Here in SoCal, my current Costco flyer has Bridgestones with a $100 rebate ($70 tires + $30 installation) until July 28.
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Hmmm, I wonder if Costco tire rebates might vary in different parts of the country. Here in SoCal, my current Costco flyer has Bridgestones with a $100 rebate ($70 tires + $30 installation) until July 28.


Yesterday I was in Costco, they had $129 rebate.


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Yesterday I was in Costco, they had $129 rebate.


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Same here at local Costco.

The issue of Costco tire center for me is the equipment, even local Americastire has roadforce by default, with more stores and less wait time than Costco.
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The issue of Costco tire center for me is the equipment, even local Americastire has roadforce by default, with more stores and less wait time than Costco.
Bingo! As well as the operator. My neighbors love Costco (so do I), & there are many reasons to go along with the prices. Neighbors are relatively clueless about most car issues (most drive "appliances") so aren't as finicky as we are about a scuff or ding to the wheel with careless tire mounting. I go elsewhere for roadforce balancing and tire machine with no metal parts touching the wheel. And I can rotate tires myself.
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Bingo! As well as the operator. My neighbors love Costco (so do I), & there are many reasons to go along with the prices. Neighbors are relatively clueless about most car issues (most drive "appliances") so aren't as finicky as we are about a scuff or ding to the wheel with careless tire mounting. I go elsewhere for roadforce balancing and tire machine with no metal parts touching the wheel. And I can rotate tires myself.


Idk, after dealing with Discount Tires for some time, I miss Costco. I am now done definitely with DT.


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Bingo! As well as the operator. My neighbors love Costco (so do I), & there are many reasons to go along with the prices. Neighbors are relatively clueless about most car issues (most drive "appliances") so aren't as finicky as we are about a scuff or ding to the wheel with careless tire mounting. I go elsewhere for roadforce balancing and tire machine with no metal parts touching the wheel. And I can rotate tires myself.
Costco failed to eliminate shimmies on a set of 4 brand new Bridgestone RE960AS non-RFTs bought from them(on my old E39), but Americastire was able to roadforce all 4 for $40(50% off) extra and resolved the shimmies. Nowadays the $22.75 per tire installment from Americastire also includes roadforce.
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Hmmm, I wonder if Costco tire rebates might vary in different parts of the country. Here in SoCal, my current Costco flyer has Bridgestones with a $100 rebate ($70 tires + $30 installation) until July 28.
The Michelin just ended.
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