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Old 06-15-2018, 06:31 PM
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I was using slight hyperbole, tossing out a number that is NOT a 'claim'

The key take away is that no matter what miles you SHOULD get from any given tire- for where you live, howyou drive, etc,etc- if you optimize the alignment you WILL get more than a middle of the road, BMW BS alignment.



But, as a matter of fact, I get about 40k on my michelin latitude RFTs. Go figure.
Just a follow up...

Wanted to say thanks for the advice (this thread and others). Since mine is up and running and appears to be doing well (constantly looking at all the fluids and numbers - fuel trim, operating temps, etc) I went ahead and got this taken care of.

Alignment shop looked at me funny when I started asking how they normally set an X5 and what I was looking for, based on your posts (didn't tell them that part ). But, they did comply and things are much nicer now. Noticeable difference in handling, but mostly because I hadn't worried too much about this maint. since other issues were more important/not a daily driver/etc.
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Leaning toward the Continental DWS06 Extreme Contact...any concerns from the peanut gallery?
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:04 AM
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Leaning toward the Continental DWS06 Extreme Contact...any concerns from the peanut gallery?
We have these on our newly acquired '13. They seem very highly rated, and I actually test drove the car in light rain, and was impressed with the braking traction. So the tread compound seems good for wet weather traction..

But a road trip this weekend in heavy rain has me concerned, as several times the car seemed to hydroplane for short moments. The roadway was definitely wet, but I wouldn't say flooded.

First incident happened around 75 mph, so I slowed to around 65 mph and it happened again, and then again around 55...

Has left me a bit unnerved to be honest, so jury is still out for me. I'm wondering if it is just a byproduct of the extreme width of these tires (in other words others aren't going to be significantly better), or the tread pattern (which is close to full depth right now)..
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We have these on our newly acquired '13. They seem very highly rated, and I actually test drove the car in light rain, and was impressed with the braking traction. So the tread compound seems good for wet weather traction..

But a road trip this weekend in heavy rain has me concerned, as several times the car seemed to hydroplane for short moments. The roadway was definitely wet, but I wouldn't say flooded.

First incident happened around 75 mph, so I slowed to around 65 mph and it happened again, and then again around 55...

Has left me a bit unnerved to be honest, so jury is still out for me. I'm wondering if it is just a byproduct of the extreme width of these tires (in other words others aren't going to be significantly better), or the tread pattern (which is close to full depth right now)..
FWIW, I noticed the exact same thing on my previous Bridgestone Duelers and my current Falken FK-453s. I think you’re right, the tires are so wide they are like skis.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:11 PM
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FWIW, I noticed the exact same thing on my previous Bridgestone Duelers and my current Falken FK-453s. I think you’re right, the tires are so wide they are like skis.
I mean, yeah, they look BadA$$, but I do question the need, particularly as the all weather family transport we purchased it to be. Have a feeling it could perform just as well on a smaller footprint, with better wet road performance..

The 605 HP 911 turbo has narrower rear tires (305's, so not by much, but still). But that's lighter you say..

Porsche's Pepper Turbo S? Also smaller at 295 section width (and not staggered)...

Hell, a Lamborghini Huracan only runs 305 section width rear tires. You have to get into a Lamborghini Aventador S to see wider rear tires..
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I was getting 1 1/2 summers out of my bridgestones. I'm now 3 summers on my DSW's. With lots of tread left.
DSW's are 30 pounds lighter than the Dullers according to tire rack site. Very happy with them. Run flat only has 50 mile flat range. 50 miles to or from where?
Town and Country Esso station does not carry a 275/20 or 315/20
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Thanks, guys! I'm getting the Conti Extreme Contact DWS06 on Saturday.
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Thanks, guys! I'm getting the Conti Extreme Contact DWS06 on Saturday.
No spare in your car? Toss a small air compressor, tire plug kit and tire goo, or a can of tire repair in your back storage.
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No spare in your car? Toss a small air compressor, tire plug kit and tire goo, or a can of tire repair in your back storage.
Yes, I have a spare.
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Update: Hey Guys! I had the Conti Extreme Contact DWS06's installed on Saturday. So far I love these tires. I didn't realize how loud the Toyos were until they were off!

Thanks for all of the help and advice
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