Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW Related Forums > Tire, Wheel, Brake and Suspension Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-01-2008, 01:50 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8
cheapguy69 is on a distinguished road
Can't find Snow tires for my X5 (E70 with Sport)

I checked on the tirerack.com site for some snow tires (snow and ice - not performance) and there doesnt appear to be anything available. I have the stock 19" rims and appears the standard size should be a 255/50R19 but the only thing available is the Scorpions but there are on close out and "less than 2 available". Everything else shown is a performance tire or 18". Any other options?
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 02-01-2008, 01:57 PM
brian5's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 2,925
brian5 is on a distinguished road
:xoutpost:

Many posts about that on this forum. Suggest searching.

I have E70 with Sport and, after looking at the limited options for run-flat, went with the BMW OEM winter wheel package. There were only two options on tirerack.com, at the time, and they didn't work out much cheaper than buying BMW's package.

If you're prepared to give up on run-flats for winter, you have more choices.
__________________
2008 X5 4.8i | Wheels: Summer> style 336 20" RFT; Winter> style 214 Ferric Grey 20" RFT | Aero kit | ESS E-Flash tune | V1 | LCI Rear Tail Lights | LUX H8 160 7000K Angel Eyes | Coding completed
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2008, 01:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8
cheapguy69 is on a distinguished road
Definitey ok with no run flats, but didnt even see an option for that or not on tirerack.com. Am I missing something there? We just need them for winter skiing as we dont get snow in the city, but are on the slopes a lot. Would prefer not having to get a new set of rims.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2008, 07:01 PM
Vendor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 114
doc@tirerack is on a distinguished road
We have plenty of the Dunlop Grandtrek's (non run flat) at $ 192 each (plus shipping) !
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2008, 07:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8
cheapguy69 is on a distinguished road
Aren't those a Winter Performance tire as opposed to a Snow/Ice Tire?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-04-2008, 01:23 PM
Vendor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 114
doc@tirerack is on a distinguished road
Low profile tires are almost always "performance" oriented with good ice traction but limited "deep" snow capability compared to the snow/ice or "studless" snow tires.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8
cheapguy69 is on a distinguished road
Are low profile tires the only ones that will fit on my X5 then? Just wondering why I can't find a 255 wide snow tire for my 19" wheel.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.