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      10-06-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Replacing with non-RFTs.

After 40000 miles on RFTs, I am just about done with them and I'd like some all-season non-RFTs. What would you say is the best value for a tire for my car? It's a 2008 328xi with the sports package (got it for the seats, I know the suspension is no different). Money is a huge concern as I am going through some hard times right now. Also would you trust Costco to mount tires? Thanks.
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After 40000 miles on RFTs, I am just about done with them and I'd like some all-season non-RFTs. What would you say is the best value for a tire for my car? It's a 2008 328xi with the sports package (got it for the seats, I know the suspension is no different). Money is a huge concern as I am going through some hard times right now. Also would you trust Costco to mount tires? Thanks.
Costco is great - I've bought my last 2-3 pairs from them, as has my son.
However, I have heard a couple people say that they won't mount go-flats on BMWs; check first.

I'd go with a mid-range tire like the Michelin Primacy, or something like that. Use tirerack.com to figure out what will work and what is good.
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Bad news: Costco will not mount non-RFTs.
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Don't put your faith in any shop too stupid to mount the tires that you want on the car. What if you had an M3?--they don't have runflats.

BTW, best all-season tire for an e90 sport pack is Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. If that is too expensive, downgrade to the Continental DWS. It really is 90% of the tire at 70% of the cost.
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Bad news: Costco will not mount non-RFTs.
Must be where you live. Costco here will do it so long as you have a "spare". I just throw an old E46 wheel and tire in the trunk for the install. I will be getting some PSS's from them very soon. :-D
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Don't put your faith in any shop too stupid to mount the tires that you want on the car. What if you had an M3?--they don't have runflats.

BTW, best all-season tire for an e90 sport pack is Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. If that is too expensive, downgrade to the Continental DWS. It really is 90% of the tire at 70% of the cost.
I think they mean they won't mount non run flats on cars that came with run flats. Still dumb but I think that is the logic.
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Bad news: Costco will not mount non-RFTs.
Costco mounted Michelin Pilot Alpins on my oem rims. No problems. Non rft, no spare.

I'd recommend them.
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