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Old 09-05-2019, 12:13 PM
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Needs tires - which to buy?!

I'll probably be replacing the tires on the X1 soon... any recommendations? Although we're in Arizona, I'd like to stay with all season tires (more "sporty" all seasons though).

I ordered the car WITHOUT run flats and with the spare/kit. I'd prefer to stick with traditional tires rather than put the run flats on there.

Anyone replace tires recently and have something the like?
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Old 09-05-2019, 12:47 PM
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The usual suspects are Continental DWS06's and Michelin PS A/S 3+'s. Both have a US DOT "AA" traction rating (in most sizes), which measures wet condition performance. If you **** up, you're usually doing to do it in the wet.

Even Frau Putzer couldn't destroy her set of DWS06's. She shredded some Michelin "Green" tires. Big chunks of rubber were tearing off the tread blocks after about 20k miles on the front axle (of an FWD car). The problem with the DWS05's and the DW's I have on my beater is that they take a lot of air pressure to wear evenly. I've found that Michelin's and Bridgestone's wear more evenly at or near the door decal pressures.

The DWS06's were made in France. I told Frau Putzer that her anniversary present was coming from France. When they showed up, she wasn't happy about getting tires for an anniversary present. But, I fared better than my knucklehead brother-in-law, who got his wife a Thigh Master for their anniversary. He did some serious couch time for that one. He had to buy Mrs. Thunder Thighs some diamond earrings to get back sleeping the bedroom. Since her sister got diamond earrings, Frau Putzer demanded that she also get some. So, that Thigh Master cost me about a grand or so.

Most, if not all of the Michelin PS A/S 3+'s are made in 'mericuh. There's a $50 (17" or smaller) or $100 rebate (18" or larger) rebate offer on Michelin's through September 19th.

Make sure you find a tire shop that uses a lever-less tire machine that doesn't scratch the rims. Your owners manual may or may not recommend tire rotation. BMW cant' make up their minds on that. Tire rotation is even more important on the FWD-architecture F48. The front tires do all of the steering, maybe 75% of the braking, and about 60% of the pulling (power delivery) even with xDrive. With your spare tire and some tools, tire rotation can be a DIY job saving your $25 to $35.
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Thanks, that's helpful. I had two sets of the DWS on our e90 over the 5-6 years we had it. Those tires were great. I have DW on the e46 convertible now and they wear quick... maybe because it's 100+ degrees here all the time too.

Leaning toward the AS 3+, but also tempted to put the same Pirellis back in there as they're looking to last 25-30k (at 5mm now with 21k miles).

Just curious what others have done. Thanks for the response!
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Thanks, that's helpful. I had two sets of the DWS on our e90 over the 5-6 years we had it. Those tires were great. I have DW on the e46 convertible now and they wear quick... maybe because it's 100+ degrees here all the time too.

Leaning toward the AS 3+, but also tempted to put the same Pirellis back in there as they're looking to last 25-30k (at 5mm now with 21k miles).

Just curious what others have done. Thanks for the response!
I bought my 2017 in jan. 2018 new with runflats. I replaced the runflats the next day with AS 3+ and like them. I have 18,000 miles on them now. Was told at the last rotation I need to have the car alignment checked. I'm looking at maybe 30,000 max miles out of these,if I keep the X1 that long. Looking to get into a hybred or EV. I'm in AZ as well.
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Go to Tirerack.com and look at the tests and reviews for UHP all-season tires.
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Go to Tirerack.com and look at the tests and reviews for UHP all-season tires.
+1 ... I've used TR's test "ratings" for helpful info about tire performance, treadwear, noise etc. Pretty objective data to factor into decision-making. Their consumer "reviews" are interesting. The major "Consumer-based" publication doesn't seem to include enough "drivers" of BMW-type cars to give a reasonably accurate rating but I add them to my research pile.

As for final buying decisions - you might find that a QUALIFIED/EQUIPPED tire shop can handle services. Best if they have the proper equipment and trained staff that won't mess up your wheels or rip out the TPMS! But for ME I've stuck with my trusted and careful BMW dealer - they even come in cost-competitive for the tires I am wanting to run on my BMWs (OEM RFT). Your preferences may be different. That said - don't rule them out you could be pleasantly surprised.
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