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Old 12-25-2010, 02:51 PM
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I had the Damaris installed at 37k miles. With roughly 53k on the clock, I needed new tires, which I was not pleased about. I did a little reading and opted to go with the Michelin Latitudes. They are fantastic. The X5 currently has 84k on and it the tires still look new. Plenty of thread remaining and are fantastic in the now or slipper road conditions.

I was caught in NH during a 5" snow storm, the car had the Damaris on them and I felt very sketched. The X5 was definitely all very the place. The latitudes are leaps and bounds better in the snow. I have never felt uneasy in the snow or icy road conditions since I installed them and they still handle remarkably on a dry surface.

Transitioning from the Damaris to the Latitude was a great choice and I don't feel I lost any turning, safety or braking performance at all.
Latitudes are all season and the Damaris are summer tires. The Damaris' could get you killed in the snow. I went to Latitudes (keeping the Damaris' for summer) and used them for winter but wasn't too happy with them. I bought Pirelli Scropion Snow Tires for winter, major upgrade over the Latitudes. Great traction even in the standard steam roller widths. The Damaris' are great for the summer but are starting to make a bit more noise now that they are wearing down - probably one more spring/summer/fall use and I'll be done with them.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:38 PM
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My pops X, had and has the LatitudeHP tour, on his X 19's and they covered 95000KM roughly from nov06'. There was still some tread on them but not enough to trust for winter here, I said better change them out. Installted the same ones brand new and it feels so much more stable and secure and they are great in the snow he feels the same.

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I had the Damaris installed at 37k miles. With roughly 53k on the clock, I needed new tires, which I was not pleased about. I did a little reading and opted to go with the Michelin Latitudes. They are fantastic. The X5 currently has 84k on and it the tires still look new. Plenty of thread remaining and are fantastic in the now or slipper road conditions.

I was caught in NH during a 5" snow storm, the car had the Damaris on them and I felt very sketched. The X5 was definitely all very the place. The latitudes are leaps and bounds better in the snow. I have never felt uneasy in the snow or icy road conditions since I installed them and they still handle remarkably on a dry surface.

Transitioning from the Damaris to the Latitude was a great choice and I don't feel I lost any turning, safety or braking performance at all.
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I couldn't tell any difference between the Damaris and latitudes with regards to summer performance. I occasionally put the X5 through its paces and never felt the tires weren't able to keep up, I think the latitudes are a much better, well rounded tire.

I'm not sure how much better the scorpions are or can be, if we continue to get snow in VA, i will probably buy a dedicated snow tire. For now, the Latitudes do GREAT!

If fact, I have a video of me pulling a Chevy P/U out of a snow bank today. I will attach it later.



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Latitudes are all season and the Damaris are summer tires. The Damaris' could get you killed in the snow. I went to Latitudes (keeping the Damaris' for summer) and used them for winter but wasn't too happy with them. I bought Pirelli Scropion Snow Tires for winter, major upgrade over the Latitudes. Great traction even in the standard steam roller widths. The Damaris' are great for the summer but are starting to make a bit more noise now that they are wearing down - probably one more spring/summer/fall use and I'll be done with them.
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Latitudes are all season and the Damaris are summer tires. The Damaris' could get you killed in the snow. I went to Latitudes (keeping the Damaris' for summer) and used them for winter but wasn't too happy with them. I bought Pirelli Scropion Snow Tires for winter, major upgrade over the Latitudes. Great traction even in the standard steam roller widths. The Damaris' are great for the summer but are starting to make a bit more noise now that they are wearing down - probably one more spring/summer/fall use and I'll be done with them.
I replaced my Diamaris with Bridgestone Dueler and they are much better than Diamaris and lot less noisy.
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I replaced my Diamaris with Bridgestone Dueler and they are much better than Diamaris and lot less noisy.

Thanks for the recommendation. I had some Bridgestone Dueler's on another vehicle in 2001 and hey did really well. Not sure if they are exactly the same but I was happy with those.
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I couldn't tell any difference between the Damaris and latitudes with regards to summer performance. I occasionally put the X5 through its paces and never felt the tires weren't able to keep up, I think the latitudes are a much better, well rounded tire.

I'm not sure how much better the scorpions are or can be, if we continue to get snow in VA, i will probably buy a dedicated snow tire. For now, the Latitudes do GREAT!

If fact, I have a video of me pulling a Chevy P/U out of a snow bank today. I will attach it later.
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Do you have to use snow or winter tires in US? In Germany it is not allowed to drive around with summer tires in winter.
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Do you have to use snow or winter tires in US? In Germany it is not allowed to drive around with summer tires in winter.
Nope. There is no requirement to have snow/winter tires in the US. I used to live in Europe and remember having our different wheels/tires for the winter, very good idea in my opinion.
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Do you have to use snow or winter tires in US? In Germany it is not allowed to drive around with summer tires in winter.
No, but the way people drive here, it should be. Personally, I have the factory wheel/snow tire package for my car.
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