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BMW 3 Series, Tires
#3084 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [runningdoc]
Jun 25, 2012 (2:42 am)
I just passed 10,000 miles in a 2011 335iS [ M Sport suspension ]
with the Michelins.
One data point....
#3085 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 25, 2012 (12:19 pm)
One additional point, though...
Tires that are OEM equipment are made to the car manufacturer's specs. That means that, as an example, the Continental ContiProContact tires that came on a Nissan Versa may have a different component makup than a different sized tire of the same Continental make/model/series (this isn't limited to Continental, just an example).
That's one reason you may see mixed tire reviews in which one sized tire gets excellent mileage, and another size tire of the same make/model/series getting nowhere near that mileage.
#3086 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [runningdoc]
Jun 25, 2012 (12:21 pm)
My suggestion: spend some time reading tech specs and reviews on www.tirerack.com.
That's a great source of tire info.
#3087 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [busiris]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 25, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Oh that's quite interesting. I didn't have a clue about that.
#3088 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [busiris]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 26, 2012 (3:20 am)
One other point (courtesy of capriracer)..
Treadwear ratings are not necessarily consistent between manufacturers.. just between tire models within their own brand.
I know... that makes no sense, but nevertheless..
So a 200 treadwear tire from Michelin will have half the treadwear of a 400 tire from Michelin, but might not be the same as a 200 treadwear tire from Bridgestone..
#3089 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [kyfdx]
Jun 26, 2012 (3:53 am)
'.......One other point (courtesy of capriracer)......."
Sorry, but you've got that wrong.
You CAN compare treadwear ratings between brands because they are compared to the same - standard - tire. The problem is that there can be a lot of games played, so you have to realize the number is not precise.
And the problem exists within brands as well.
So a 200 treadwear tire from Michelin will have about half the treadwear of ANY 400 tire regardless of brand. The operative words here is "about".
#3090 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 26, 2012 (8:15 am)
I used the Nissan Versa example because of personal experience. I have 2 daughters, one with an 09 Versa and the other with an 08 Altima. Both cars came equipped with the same series Continental tires.
The Versa tires had no tread left at 30K miles, while the tires on the Altima have over 50K miles, and at this point, I think they'll easily pass 80K miles. There were no alignment issues on either car, which I had verified by a local shop.
Now, some might say that different driving characteristics are at play, and to some extent, that's true. In this case, I replaced the Versa tires with a set of Generals, and with 25K plus miles on that set, they hardly look worn.
If you ever see diametrically opposed tire-wear reviews on sites like www.tirerack.com, this scenario is quite likely the reason for the wide swings and discrepancies. So, even though a particular sized tire in a brand gets exceptional/poor mileage, it may or may not reflect what one would see on a different sized tire of the same brand/series.
#3091 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [busiris]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 26, 2012 (8:55 am)
Fact is, the treadware rating started out as a good idea but has morphed into something that is "not what it seems" and so, is only of limited use to the consumer.
#3092 of 3108 Re: BMW 335i Sport w/RFTs [runningdoc]
Jul 22, 2012 (12:06 pm)
If you want a UHP all season GFT I would suggest the Cooper Zeon RS3-A and the Pirelli PZero Nero All-Season. I've run both tires on BMWs as well as a Mazdaspeed 3 and I've been very happy with their performance and tread life.
For an inexpensive summer tire that you can also track I strongly suggest the Dunlop Direzza Star Spec. If your car doesn't see the track all that much I like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport- although it is a bit pricey.
#3093 of 3108 Re: Wheel and Tire Insurance DOES Cover Replacements [foxyesq]
Jan 18, 2013 (5:16 pm)
How much did you pay for the Tire warranty? How many years? What tire size?