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| Originally posted by BMWLotAttendant@Nov 13 2004, 03:31 AM |
The 5ers have the worst tire tread ware of all the BMWs combined. I think you better just find some tires that you like because even ware is your last concern.
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| Originally posted by frank-e+Nov 14 2004, 11:44 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(frank-e @ Nov 14 2004, 11:44 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BMWLotAttendant@Nov 13 2004, 03:31 AM |
The 5ers have the worst tire tread ware of all the BMWs combined.* I think you better just find some tires that you like because even ware is your last concern.
| Originally posted by BeelZibub+Nov 15 2004, 09:15 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BeelZibub @ Nov 15 2004, 09:15 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'> |
Thanks! I'm sort of "old school" and like the thought of flip-flopping (left to right to left) my tires. Your suggestion is about what I've come to - newer tires in the sizes I need that are non-directional are like the proverbial "hen's teeth!" I've actually had pretty even wear so far so I guess I'm lucky in that regard - I just hate the thought of dropping $200.00 or so to the dealer for a fresh alignment. Still looking for a competent shop with a better price.
Dimentions for sizes near 255/40R17s (rear) look too much bigger for comfort so I'll stick with stock. On the front, the dimentions for 245/45R17 look very similar to stock. Any experience with slightly different sizes?
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