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    E53 Tire Suggestions

    Look what I found in Hana. LOL Seriously, I'm an X5 driver now and so far love it. It's 2001 3.0 automatic. Not too fancy but ideal for my needs. I've always liked Alpine White and there's no need for a V8 here. I've got M3s to satisfy any performance needs.

    There are a number of issues that need attention, one being tires. There's three Dunlops and one Michelin. :-/ All are 235/65-17 at least. None are in good condition or have much tread remaining so it's time for a set of four tires.

    I believe it is fitted with 17x7.5 wheels. I'm looking for suggestions in regards to keeping that size or a +1 and particular tires with you have had good luck. Thanks!

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    Black, round, and with a hole in the center. All joking aside, it's an E53 3.0. I'd get whatever was cheapest at my local tire shop. BUT, I always read reviews and comparisons online. Low noise is a high priority. If you want name brand, you'll never go wrong with Michelin, Continental, or Bridgestone.
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    Being the cheapest tire wasn't necessary, I just want a decent tire that will wear well, not grow noisy, and does well in the dry and wet. Ended up going with a Costco offering; Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus - SIZE: 255/60R17


    Good reviews and good price.

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    The 04 3.0 I'm getting has what WhiteRX recommends. It has brand new Federals. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beastmaster View Post
    The 04 3.0 I'm getting has what WhiteRX recommends. It has brand new Federals. lol
    The black and round ones? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiM3Mania View Post
    The black and round ones? LOL
    Hopefully, round.

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    The Bridgestone dueler alenza's are a good tire. My wife's Tahoe had them. I'd recommend getting an alignment if you haven't yet. You want a good alignment to keep the tires wearing evenly. And rotate them around every 10-15 k.
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