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I applaud you for trying them. For that type of money.. your at the cost of pretty much 1 tire. Id be curious how the heavy x5 eats the corners since with my continental dws dont fare much better.Are those correctly load rated for the weight of the truck?
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You are splurging... should spend $50 a corner based on depreciation math LOL


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Beware Michelin, Bridgestone and Continental Tires !!

"Triangle" tires are coming to USA.



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Old 04-08-2020, 08:15 AM
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I avoid the Chinese brands I never heard of. But there are a lot of good tires not carried by Tirerack. Nitto, Nokian, come to mind. My X5 has the space saver spare and jacking kit, so I replaced the run flats with non run flats and glad I did.

I had a cheapskate father. He would replace one tire at a time and often was driving on four different brands at once He once bought a tire called an "Abel Label" tire. It was wrapped tight in a tough taped wrapper and was bound so tight that the tread was folded in half, and the tire looked like a big washer. I think they did this so they took up less space in transporting and warehousing. He paid something like $8 for that tire in the mid 1960s. He was also so cheap, he mounted and dismounted tires using tire irons in his own driveway. He attempted to balance tires by loosening the wheel bearing on a front wheel, mounting the tire and wheel, and adding weights until the weight appeared neutral.
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I avoid the Chinese brands I never heard of. But there are a lot of good tires not carried by Tirerack. Nitto, Nokian, come to mind. My X5 has the space saver spare and jacking kit, so I replaced the run flats with non run flats and glad I did.

I had a cheapskate father. He would replace one tire at a time and often was driving on four different brands at once He once bought a tire called an "Abel Label" tire. It was wrapped tight in a tough taped wrapper and was bound so tight that the tread was folded in half, and the tire looked like a big washer. I think they did this so they took up less space in transporting and warehousing. He paid something like $8 for that tire in the mid 1960s. He was also so cheap, he mounted and dismounted tires using tire irons in his own driveway. He attempted to balance tires by loosening the wheel bearing on a front wheel, mounting the tire and wheel, and adding weights until the weight appeared neutral.
I buy known brands from Tire rack

But when I want a cheaper less known brands , my go to dealer is simple tires.
They stock some good quality less known brands at reasonable prices

I have bought Lexani, Achilles and Atturo brands.
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I applaud you for trying them. For that type of money.. your at the cost of pretty much 1 tire. Id be curious how the heavy x5 eats the corners since with my continental dws dont fare much better.Are those correctly load rated for the weight of the truck?


They are 110W XL and 106Y XL. Made for the extra load.


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So, I actually thought this was a belated April First thing because of the name. Seriously. Mucho Macho? Bwahahah. Given the posts I checked back and I plugged Cosmo Mucho Macho into the feeling lucky app and sure enough they're for real. My next stop is Pornhub - the gay one of course - to see what comes up next. This could be really good. I see they also make a Sexy Beast (that's getting searched too) and a Kitty Kat (don't expect much there on the gay side...) Hopefully they spent more on research development and manufacturing than on branding.

But hey, nothing personal with what's above. I tend to stick to the Michelins and Continentals of this world mostly because I see a lot of horribly crashed cars in my day job and I have a strong belief that tires play a big role in braking and handling - particularly at the limit when you need it most - and I feel better purchasing those brands. I also know that you've had to spend a ton of cash and do a lot of wrenching on that car so mucho respect for that. Additionally I think that any new tire is better than a old worn down to the wear marks one. At that price you can run them for a year and swap them for new ones next year before they get too worn out. Hope they work out for you.
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So, I actually thought this was a belated April First thing because of the name. Seriously. Mucho Macho? Bwahahah. Given the posts I checked back and I plugged Cosmo Mucho Macho into the feeling lucky app and sure enough they're for real. My next stop is Pornhub - the gay one of course - to see what comes up next. This could be really good. I see they also make a Sexy Beast (that's getting searched too) and a Kitty Kat (don't expect much there on the gay side...) Hopefully they spent more on research development and manufacturing than on branding.



But hey, nothing personal with what's above. I tend to stick to the Michelins and Continentals of this world mostly because I see a lot of horribly crashed cars in my day job and I have a strong belief that tires play a big role in braking and handling - particularly at the limit when you need it most - and I feel better purchasing those brands. I also know that you've had to spend a ton of cash and do a lot of wrenching on that car so mucho respect for that. Additionally I think that any new tire is better than a old worn down to the wear marks one. At that price you can run them for a year and swap them for new ones next year before they get too worn out. Hope they work out for you.


Ha! No April fools here. Highways are much emptier. I wanted all-seasons with high tread for Charleston summer thunderstorms. Just seemed like the time. If I approve of the quality Iíd rather spend $400 to replace all rather than one and matching tread. At 170,000 miles and the amount of time I have poured into this X5 Iíll run with it. I still run it with no fault codes on original VSS. Just getting hot in S.C. without AC. The A/C compressor is next if I can figure it out.


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Ha! No April fools here. Highways are much emptier. I wanted all-seasons with high tread for Charleston summer thunderstorms. Just seemed like the time. If I approve of the quality Iíd rather spend $400 to replace all rather than one and matching tread. At 170,000 miles and the amount of time I have poured into this X5 Iíll run with it. I still run it with no fault codes on original VSS. Just getting hot in S.C. without AC. The A/C compressor is next if I can figure it out.


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I do admire how much work youíve done on the car. I hope the tires serve you well.


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Additionally I think that any new tire is better than a old worn down to the wear marks one. At that price you can run them for a year and swap them for new ones next year before they get too worn out. Hope they work out for you.
Amen

I replace tires when they have worn through HALF their usable tread depth.
So buying expensive well known brands does not make sense to me.
I always drive on 'nearly' new unknown brands and replace them by half their life.

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https://simpletire.com/achilles-315-...ag313520-tires

https://simpletire.com/bridgestone-3...0-001478-tires

I can change the cheaper tires every year for four years and still come out cheaper then using the expensive one for four years !
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I suppose you could also buy 99 cent a quart motor oil and change it four times as often as the $10 a quart stuff that meet BMW standards.

And come out ahead on the cost of oil changes, if you do it yourself.
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I suppose you could also buy 99 cent a quart motor oil and change it four times as often as the $10 a quart stuff that meet BMW standards.

And come out ahead on the cost of oil changes, if you do it yourself.

https://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-5500...6445487&sr=8-2

Cheapest I could find and would use it for 5000 miles minimum

If there is a 1 dollar a quart motor oil available, I would use it for the full duration.
Why change more frequently


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95 cents a quart

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$0.95
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FYI - that means you canít order it to be picked up, but the inventory is in the physical store.

I work with this specific part of this specific retailer, I know...


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