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 Post subject: TIRES
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Anyone on the board here in the tire business?

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 Post subject: Re: TIRES
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:11 pm 
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I'm in too... I need a set of 35" E rated mud tires for my truck, and a set of A/T's for the wife's Jeep.


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Looking for the following....new only.


For the 535i.,.Mich, Bridg, Toyo or Conti Z or Y rated (getting ready for next Spring)..just put my winter wheels/tires on today and my Bridg RFT's are spent
(2) 245/40/18
(2) 275/35/18

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 Post subject: Re: TIRES
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Tire Rack is a great source.

www.tirerack.com


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I've found that when you factor in that these guys have free shipping, their prices are usually the best...

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/home.do?s_kwcid=TC|5864|discount%20tire%20direct.||S|p|11173242026&gclid=CMaP16z9z7MCFcxAMgodNWYA0Q


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 Post subject: Re: TIRES
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[quote="JCglovesUSA"]Tire Rack is a great source.

http://www.tirerack.com

Actually looking for someone on the board vs the same old online retailers

Tire rack is ok, but they get you on shipping

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 Post subject: Re: TIRES
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Wake - No hook-up, but some experience.

I have a 540i - its the car I'll never sell! I put Toyo Zs on once and yanked them after one day. The M5 suspension is plenty stiff already and these tires were simply too hard for the car. This was a few years ago on the BMW, but just last week put Toyos on the wife's MDX and it greatly benefits from the stiffer sidewall. So my conclusion is that Toyos are generally stiff.

Currently running Continentals after I went thru a set of Michelins in 9K miles and they'd only offer 25% off new ones. I really like the Continentals - same or better than Michelins dry, and better wet-weather grip IMO. Your mileage may vary. :)


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The Bridgestone was a superb handling tire, but wear is horrible....to be expected with a 140AA tread wear rating. I will not likely go with RFT again either, since my car is equipped with a spare. Only 12K out of these.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... Model=535i Sedan&autoModClar=Sport Package

I have had great luck with Continental on my previous BMW's and may try the Sport Contact 3.

Have had good luck with Michelin Pilot's as well on my wifes A8L, but she only drives about 6-7K miles/year.

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 Post subject: Re: TIRES
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I have no tire hookup for you but I have a 525 and I'm running Conti DWS's and love then so far with 15k on them.
Wicked awesome in the snow as well

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Had DWS's on my A6 and didn't like them at all....possible AWD (A6) had something to do with it??. RWD with the Bimmer may make them ride better.
They are almost 1/2 the cost of the Bridgestone RFT's. I have no objection to a V-rated tire either.not driving 168mph EVER..even with the Dinan Stg II kit it aint possible!

All my BMW's have had the sport package and the negative camber in the rear causes tires to wear on the inside.......also rotation F to B is not an option with staggered fitment.
Still, all I am looking for is 20K out of a set.

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Wake wrote:
Had DWS's on my A6 and didn't like them at all....possible AWD (A6) had something to do with it??. RWD with the Bimmer may make them ride better.
They are almost 1/2 the cost of the Bridgestone RFT's. I have no objection to a V-rated tire either.not driving 168mph EVER..even with the Dinan Stg II kit it aint possible!

All my BMW's have had the sport package and the caster setting in the rear causes tires to wear on the inside.......also rotation F to B is not an option with staggered fitment.
Still, all I am looking for is 20K out of a set.



AWD might have been part of it. I'd honestly heard very mixed reactions on the DWSs, though I love them.
Those RFTs are expensive, and do wear out quick, but they grip the road like crazy.

Have you wandered through bimmerfest? They have a decent section on there for tires, etc.
Also, you may find a dealer on there.

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AWD might have been part of it. I'd honestly heard very mixed reactions on the DWSs, though I love them.
Those RFTs are expensive, and do wear out quick, but they grip the road like crazy.

Have you wandered through bimmerfest? They have a decent section on there for tires, etc.
Also, you may find a dealer on there.

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I have...just thought there might be a member with a connection......Just fitted the Silverado with snows today......the BMW winters installed yesterday.

Winter is normally the best time to buy summer tires.

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Discount Tire/Discount Tire Direct is having a black Friday deal, starting today... $50 off any set of tires or wheels. If you use a discount tire credit card for the purchase, there's another $30 per set rebate... I just saved $160 on 2 sets of tires!


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I just put a set of snows on my sons Silverado.....$60 + $60 rebate = $120 and they price matched (less $5 each tire) any advertised price (Discount Tire in this case)...this was at the dealer..

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 Post subject: Re: TIRES
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Very nice. Dealer is always out, for tires for my truck... I don't think the dealer is even aware that they make 35" E rated mud tires... LOL


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