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      02-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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In love with my car again

I know this has probably been posted before, but i have a 2009 328XI coupe with the original bridgestone re050 runflats. Just upgraded today to the Continental DWS.

Bridgestone Run flats after 35,000 KM

THE BAD:
howling sound on highway and on streets.
- rough, going over potholes felt like death, and imperfections or cracks in road sucked.
- pulled me into every damn rut or imperfection in the road. Driving in downtown toronto wasn't driving it was more of me trying to pull the damn car out of the ruts and grooves on the road.
- uneven tire wear, tires were scalloping, i got an alignment from dealer which didn't fix anything, they told me i need new tires, THANKS

THE GOOD
- Can't think of any at the moment im pissed i didn't do this earlier.

Continental DWS

THE BAD
- read reviews saying tires were too soft. They are soft but not soft enough to lose any performance on city and highway driving, im sure on the track they would not be that great but thats what dedicated track tires are for.

THE GOOD
- rides A LOT quieter, smoother, going over potholes isn't death anymore, DOESN'T pull me into grooves and i can i finally drive downtown like a normal human being instead of being an a**hole and swerving around every pothole or sewer.

i will post again after 5000KM but just wanted to say how happy i am so far with these tires.

*I know these aren't runflats but i bought the BMW tire kit and will throw in one of my runflats that are mounted on a rim into the truck on longer road trips.
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      02-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Any tire other than the RFT will make a big difference. DWS are my favorite all seasons out there! I believe they are rated number 1. I have them on my M3 and I have DW on my e90. Both amazing tires!
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      02-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Michelin PSS > any and all other street tires
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      02-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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yea those cost a pretty penny.
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