Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Bridgestone Turanza thoughts?



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Wheel offset calculator courtesy of BimmerPost.com. You may use this calculator to calculate what tire sizes you might need if you upgrade your tires, or what wheel sizes/offsets are compatible with your car.
    Current Wheel Width  inches             Current Wheel Offset  mm.
         New Wheel Width  inches                  New Wheel Offset  mm.
 
TIRE WIDTH
/
ASPECT RATIO
- WHEEL DIAMETER
ORIGINAL TIRES
/
NEW TIRES
/
Based on your stock wheel setup, your new wheel will have:
Original Tires Diameter (in.)
      New Tires Diameter (in.)
  Difference in diameter (in.)
           Percent Difference %
                     
Speedo @60mph will read: mph
Collapse/Expand the BimmerPost Wheel and Tire calculator
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
Otruba_843
Major
 
Otruba_843's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E90
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 1,450
iTrader: (0)

Bridgestone Turanza thoughts?

So right now, my car came with these tires in 225/40/R17. All I can say is the traction with these tires is terrible. If I give it a little gas from a stop in DS, but not enough where there should be wheelspin, I can hear them screech and spin. When its wet and raining, in D mode, they seem to slip pretty often pulling out from stop signs. The strange thing is, the fronts are wearing down faster than the rears and I have RWD, although I still do have plenty of tread left. They came with the car from the dealer. Im running factor PSI's which I think is 38 PSI rear and either 32 or 34 PSI front. What are your guys experiences with these tires? How long did they last you?
__________________
2009 E90 328i Monaco Blue
premium/idrive/convience/logic-7/cold weather/ xenons/ saddle brown interior
Otruba_843 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
domyalex
New Member
 
Drives: 2009 328 xDrive
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)

Yeah, not great at all.

I'm running Blizzak LM-25 right now (winter tires) and traction is _much_ better (and we are only around 44F / 7C around here).
domyalex is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
Meeni
Gateropode
 
Meeni's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 330i 06
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: TN

Posts: 1,700
iTrader: (0)

POS, get rid of them asap and install real rubber. I changed them midlife, I couldn't stand these DANGEROUS tires anymore.
Meeni is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
Otruba_843
Major
 
Otruba_843's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 E90
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Charleston, SC

Posts: 1,450
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meeni View Post
POS, get rid of them asap and install real rubber. I changed them midlife, I couldn't stand these DANGEROUS tires anymore.
Thank god for DSC/DTC otherwise I would be sliding all over the place. I only have about 6k miles on them and I think they last 30-35k if I recall right. DSC off, a freshly paved road, and some rain would be a fun combo with these tires if you would even call them tires. What should I get? I would like Pilot Super Sports, but they only come in 225/45 and I don't want a 45 sidewall height. I was thinking about changing my rims eventually when I get enough money. What other tires are good?
__________________
2009 E90 328i Monaco Blue
premium/idrive/convience/logic-7/cold weather/ xenons/ saddle brown interior
Otruba_843 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
Meeni
Gateropode
 
Meeni's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 330i 06
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: TN

Posts: 1,700
iTrader: (0)

I used Michelin A/S, PS2, PSS and I have been happy with all of them.

If you think of changing your wheels, and can put your hands on a good rebate, its maybe time to try the PS2, they are very good but really don't last long anyway, so when you want to get your wheels you will be able to swap the full package.
Meeni is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
Gary@TireRack
Moderator
 
Gary@TireRack's Avatar
 
Drives: Formerly 1995 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Bend, IN, Tire Rack HQ

Posts: 4,382
iTrader: (2)

FYI, there is not a 225/40R17. It would be either 225/45R17 or 255/40R17.
__________________
Gary
Tire and Wheel Forum Moderator. Tire Rack Sales Rep
Gary@Tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AH8&url=index.jsp

Please refer to 'Gary' as your previous contact when you order online.
Gary@TireRack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
freshwater
Private First Class
 
freshwater's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Jet Black Sports pkg
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

If you looking for All Seasons tires which are good in Wet/Snow also then go with these.

1) Continental Extreme DWS (very good in Rain & Snow a bit noisy)
2) Pirelli P Zero Nero A/S ( good in Rain & snow but much Quieter)
3) Michelin Pilot A/S ( good all around tire a little Noisy)
__________________
2007 335i E90 | Sport pkg | Premium Package | Navigation | Logic 7 sound | Jet Black | Perilli P Zero Nero A/S, 225/40ZR18, 255/35ZR18 | 12F/18R Spacers | Black kidney Grills.
2007 X5 4.8 | Sport pkg | ZPP | ZCW | ZPS | ZTP | 3rd Row Seat | Entertainment pkg | HUD | Jet Black |Continental Extreme DWS.
freshwater is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #8
Tom K.
Major General
 
Tom K.'s Avatar
 
Drives: '07 328iT, '13 Boxster
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland

Posts: 5,370
iTrader: (0)

The (2nd generation) 16" Turanza EL42 RFTs on my E91 wagon are adequate for dry road ride and traction and OK in light snow, but sub-par on wet pavement. As I drive a stick and rarely use full throttle in 1st gear, I have no complaints on dry pavement. But while they will last about 40 to 50k miles with periodic rotation, I'll probably replace them a bit sooner - most likely with the 3rd generation Potenza 960AS RFTs.

Tom
Tom K. is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST