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Old 08-26-2011, 11:13 AM
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Opinions please....

Have looked into winter tires for my 2010 X5D and narrowed it down to the Michelin Latitude Alpin's or the Bridgestone Blizzak LM60's. They are RFT's and very close in price. Any opinions on either?

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:35 AM
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I've been researching it myself and the Blizzaks get awesome reviews.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:35 AM
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I've always been a fan of Blizzak tires, I've purchased about 3 sets and put well over 100k combined on them which is pretty good given they are such a soft tread compound. That said they were on a sedan not a SUV. I'm not a fan of Bridgestone typically but I'm thinking of picking up a set for this car here soon.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:55 PM
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I swore by the Blizzaks on my 328i which was useless in the snow and needed 3 sand bags in the trunk in addition to the Blizzaks

I have been 100% satisfied with the Dunlop Grandtrek WT M3 that come on the BMW winter wheel package though. The X5 surpasses pretty much any other vehicle with those tires on. I have gone places and been able to go on roads that other SUVs have not.

So I think you'll be happy with pretty much any winter tire...
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I used Blizzaks on my Cavalier when I was in highschool. They turned that thing into a tank, of sorts.

Then again, that was a LONG time ago and a Cavalier isn't a X5. However, I've always heard great things about them from friends, family and reviews.

My one experience with them was great.
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I can higfhly recommend Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow even with a staggered '19s size. I was fine on very icey roads and moderately deep snow. I have no experience with the others mentioned.
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I put non RFT Blizzaks on the OEM 18" wheels (2010 X535d) .

I've had them on our A8L (mounted on BBS wheels) for about 8 yrs or so, rotating between the OEM wheels and summer tires as the season changes.

I find they provide excellent winter driving confidence and they wear exceptional well. I have no reason to consider an alternative, I'd buy them again.
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