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You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Tires
Dec 09, 2006 (8:15 am)
OK lets make sure I understand what you guys are saying. You are getting cupping and lots of noise when you don't rotate and you want to keep doing this so you can complain some more. And also that you want to ingnore the mmanufacturers who have a lot of good engineers who know more than you do about tires and tire wear who say to rotate. I am no expert and tend to follow expert advice. My previous car was a 1999 330i and I rotated my tires every 10,000 miles and I got over 60,000 miles on the OEM Micheline tires. I guess I could have done better if I had done it every 5,000 but I will never know. Of course that was with a set of 5 tires. I have laways rotated my tires and am still VERY VERY puzzled by BMW recommendation that tires njot be rotated. Guess it is to save money by not having to do them in their maintenance shops.
#626 of 3108 Re: Tire Rotation [circlew]
Dec 09, 2006 (8:21 am)
I don't think I can actually give myself credit for catching that little point, but yes, I did pick up on it somewhere along the line. It's actually a little sad as my favorite Camaro ever built was the 67-69 version.
Even though a Challenger didn't drill itself into a dozer as depicted in the movie, IIRC, some five Challengers were destroyed during the filming of the movie.
#627 of 3108 Re: Rotation [paflyer]
Dec 09, 2006 (8:25 am)
"My previous car was a 1999 330i and I rotated my tires every 10,000 miles and I got over 60,000 miles on the OEM Micheline tires."
I'll bet you a million dollars you didn't have a "1999 330i". So, what were you really driving back then?
#632 of 3108 Run Flat Tire NOISEY
Dec 13, 2006 (10:19 am)
I have a 2006 BMW 325i with Bridgestone RFT. After 9,000 miles, they became the loudest tires that I have ever heard. At first it sounded like the engine was right next to me! I love my BMW, and I take very good care of it, all service is done by the dealer. The problem I have (according to the dealer) is that the tires wear out faster from the inside. The dealer says that it is a known problem that will go away after I put more mileage on the tires. Guess what? He's wrong... My tires now have about 20,000 miles on them, but I still get the same noise. I have been to the dealer many times and they refuse to replace the tires because they still have a lot of tread left. I should have about 10,000 miles left on these tires.
I hope I am not the only one with this problem, it's total bs.
#633 of 3108 Re: Run Flat Tire NOISEY [berto1]
Dec 13, 2006 (12:48 pm)
Take some time and go through the numerous posts regarding the RFT problem. Your story is repeated over and over again. BMW refuses to address the problem. Work through your dealer and through BMWNA until you get the problem resolved to your satisfaction. I did, and I am pleased with the agreement I made to resolve my RFT problem, but it was like pulling teeth. Because of their attitude and the aggravation they put me through, I will never buy a BMW again. It's a very overrated car and BMW is the least consumer oriented company in the auto industry.
Good luck with your problem. If you really want to resolve it you have to be persistent.
#634 of 3108 Re: Run Flat Tire NOISEY [berto1]
Dec 13, 2006 (1:16 pm)
I sent a one-line e-mail to my dealer and they changed my tires with 12,500 k on the tires. I believe they probably had a mileage limit and I just sqeeked by but they mentioned others had complained. My SR said the Bridgestone changed the rubber compound on the EL42's last July. That is why they are still on the new '07 3 series.
I have the Conti SSR's now and plan to rotate every 5K miles to make sure wear is even.
I had the same front inside wear as you have stated.