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      03-28-2008, 10:51 AM   #23
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After 14k mi, my rear RFTs (sport package) were at 5/32nds. Replaced them all w/General UHPs and plan on putting the RFTs back on @ lease end.
+1, this is what I am planning on doing.
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      03-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #24
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Here is my RFT post.

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      03-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #25
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Here is my RFT post.

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That is very common with the sport package tires. You can't rotate the front with the back and they are more sticky and wear faster than regular. It seems that 12-13k is the norm.
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      03-28-2008, 12:19 PM   #26
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Are you kidding or is this a serious question? If it's serious, it sounds like you like to step on the gas, occasionally spinning the rear tires and activating the rear brakes for traction control.
Yes, I'm serious....
I mean, its a manual trans, & I do peel out from time to time, but not anything unusually abusive. I've never taken the car to the track.

The reason I ask is twofold:
1) My '00 323Ci is on the 4th set of tires of its lifetime and they have always worn evenly. Now that car doesn't have the Sports package, although I do have the larger size (17'') wheels with the lower profile tires. Could this be due to the staggered tire sizes on the OEM Sport package? Other cars I've had always had their front tires wear MUCH sooner than their rears (i.e.> Ford T-Bird).

2) Other cars I've owned (including the 323) have also had their front brakes wear sometime before their rear brakes. There are a few posts lurking around here & on Bimmerfest about E90s wearing out their rear brakes FIRST, so I'm just wondering if there could be any connection between the two.
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      03-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #27
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I am probably not a good gauge since ever car I ever owned I never got the miles that manufactured claims you should get out of set of tires. This include the family van while I do not drive it anywhere near aggressive.

Anyway, I have an 07 RFT and have about 14K miles on them before I pulled them for winter tires. I would said base on the tread left I another 10k to 14k left. The fronts are definitely showing more wear than the back, but I tend to drive more back roads then highways and push it through the bends.
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      03-28-2008, 01:47 PM   #28
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I got 28,000 miles on my run flats. I just traded my 2006 E90 for a 2008 E92. And when I traded them the rears were very bald. I did however drive from Miami to Los Angeles in my E90 on these tires. Yeah, I'd say between 20k and 30k seems to be average for run flats.

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      03-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #29
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RFT don't last very long. it also depends on how you drive the car. if you like to drive rigorous and fast, your likely to replace them very quickly. also if u get a punctured tire, your RFT is done!
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Had to replace a single RFT when other 3 tires were at 70% tread at 12,xxx miles...butthole still hurts just thinking about the cost of one RFT replacement...Can't wait to move to non-RFTs but DAMN BMW for not giving us a spare...
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      03-30-2008, 11:35 AM   #30
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i'm at 28k miles in my e90 330i w/ sport pkg -- i still have the OEM runflats, but the rears are gonna go soon. i usually drive pretty conservatively, but will be aggressive once in a w hile or on twisty roads..

i'm also looking for a replacement tire, but i want a higher mileage tire--i've heard people mention the yokohoma advan S...any other ideas
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Replaced them @ 45 miles.
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