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      07-11-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Alignment needed after switching to non-RFT?

Trying to decide if I should just go to Cotsco Tires and get the highly praised Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 installed there or take it to an independent BMW mechanic so they can install and do an alignment if necessary afterwards? Any thoughts?

Also, the standard run-flats are H-rated, but I didn't see any A/S3 that are H rated, in the 225 45R17 size, I'd have to to with a V I believe, is that fine for the vehicle? (2011 328i Xdrive sedan with sport package but square setup)cannot wait to get rid of the RFTs,

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Trying to decide if I should just go to Cotsco Tires and get the highly praised Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 installed there or take it to an independent BMW mechanic so they can install and do an alignment if necessary afterwards? Any thoughts?

Also, the standard run-flats are H-rated, but I didn't see any A/S3 that are H rated, in the 225 45R17 size, I'd have to to with a V I believe, is that fine for the vehicle? (2011 328i Xdrive sedan with sport package but square setup)cannot wait to get rid of the RFTs,

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Changing tires does not affect your alignment settings.

The speed rating simply refers to the max speed capability of the tire. V being 149 MPH and H being 130 MPH.
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X2, alignment is only needed when you change out or alter the suspension.
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