Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

I have a BMW x5 and while this is an excellent performing tire, tread life is absolutely HORRIBLE. I'm looking at new fronts in another 1k miles and new rears soon after. I expect more than 15k out of my tires and have had tires on other vehicles last 40-50k, so I know it isn't entirely my spirited driving. Not a fan of these Dunlops.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT

These were OEM RFT tires on my X5 with the M Sport package with Adaptive Drive. The X5 handles great with these tires but can't compare to anything else. However, the tires started to become noisy at 8,000 miles and after 15,000 miles became unbearably awful. At 20,000 miles outer edges of fronts are gone, but rears still look okay.Will replace with...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter vs. Scorpion Ice & Snow

Since its introduction, Pirelli has impressed us with their Scorpion Ice & Snow winter tire. It has been a favorite option for many light trucks, SUVs and crossover applications. In fact, it's so well liked that the tire is currently ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results. Some of the most popular fitments have been the 255/55R18 and 255/50R19 size for...  Read More

All-Season Tires for a BMW X5 with 20" Wheels

The BMW X5 is a sleek, sophisticated and high-powered SUV, which meets today's needs of sports car like performance with truck like versatility and cargo space. With the optional Sports Package, the BMW X5 boosts large 20" staggered wheels and run-flat tires. While the package offers a more aggressive stance with wider tires than the standard X5, it also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT

Doing this review late as these were OEM for the 2010 X5. Never rotated and they lasted over 40,000 miles. Just bought another set from TR. Should be the last set for this car as I will rotate these this time around. Cheap for a run-flat too.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Replaced the OEM Michelin tire with these. The Michelin tires were good but after reading reviews of the General Tires decided to give them a try. The reviews lead on that the General was a better tire for the money. I was a bit skeptical as I've always used Michelin tires; however, after driving a few days with the Generals, I was not disappointed. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Just put these on my 2003 X5 3.0 Sport this morning. Took them out for adrive to get a feel for them having come off of Michelin Latitude Tour HPs. I ran the Latitude's for 42k miles which is high for this tire on the X5 (negative camber kills inside treads).While early, the difference between the Latitude and Envigor is, the Michelin has a slightly softer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

If you have an X5 4.4 or 4.8is then these tires are for you. 50% quieter then the OEM Michelins, 50% cheaper for a set of 4, and looks like they will wear 50% longer according to their treadwear expectancy (wait and see). With my 20 stock wheels these tires even feel better with their (very) slight softer sidewalls too. Don't waste your time looking any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these to replace the terrible, short life, noisy, super expensive, run flat Dunlops that came oem on our X5 4.8 sport pkg. These tires are a great choice for this car. Being an SUV and driven primarily by my wife, they are super quiet, smooth, seem to wear very well, have the ability to handle some snow/rain, and handle pretty good (one step down...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

OEM tires for my 2005 X5 3.0. Lots of city and highway driving and they haven't let me down in any weather (40,000 miles of the 58,350 were in Chicago). Was reading reviews of this and other tires and noticed a loyalty (and long-term feedback) on this particular tire so I thought I'd submit my own. Getting very close to the wear bars, and even though I'm in...  Read More

General Grabber HTS is a Quiet and Comfortable Option for Your SUV

For many years the General brand has been associated most closely with durable and value-priced passenger car tires, while becoming a brand that can be trusted. In order to meet the needs of light truck and SUV owners, General worked very hard to develop a high quality tire that can be offered at a reasonable price. I recently installed a set of General's Gra...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

Came with my X5. Very disappointed that the tires started getting very noisy at 14k miles. Went to the dealer who told me they only last 15-20 k miles and showed my tires at/ near wear bars. New tires once per year at $500 each!!!   Read More

Winter Tire & Wheel Packages for Your BMW X5

No matter what you drive, Tire Rack has done the homework necessary to ensure a proper fit for your vehicle when it comes to our Tire & Wheel Packages. While some vehicles have many aftermarket wheel and tire options, others are a bit more challenging and require the use of specially selected wheels to clear brake calipers, avoid suspension components and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

We took our X5 offroad on some national forest trails. I was hesitant to go down some somewhat steep slippery rock trails, worried I might not get back up them, since I usually am traversing this particular path in a regular 4WD GMC pickup with low 4WD and BFG All Terrains, but the X5 AWD and the Pirelli's surprised me by making easy work of clawing back up...  Read More

Winter Truck Tires

Customers often say they don't need winter / snow tires because they have a four-wheel drive truck or SUV. Just because you have a four-wheel drive truck or SUV doesn't mean that your vehicle cannot benefit from a good set of winter snow tires! Keep in mind that while four-wheel drive helps you get moving quicker in the snow, it's of no extra help in...  Read More

Snow Tires/Wheels for BMW X5

BMW X5 drivers have struggled to find a good winter solution for those with the 20" sport package. Given that there is only one option for winter tires using the O.E. 20" staggered fitment, many customers elect to use the 18" option for winter tires. This allows for more options and improved snow and ice traction over the 20". This option uses a 255/55R18 on...  Read More

HELP! Doing a RESTOMOD and need modern wheels and tires!

You just finished the bodywork on your '67 Ford and don't want the 14x5.5 wheels, you want the 17x8 chrome wheels to finish off the look! Here is a road map to matching a custom wheel and tire combo to your classic car or restomod. 1. Bolt pattern. You can’t just say, “It’s a Ford or Chevy.” You need to know the EXACT bolt pattern.  Often the Galaxy versus the...  Read More

Tire Options When Replacing Run-Flats on Your BMW

A  very common question involves replacing the run-flat tires found on many BMW vehicles. They are Original Equipment on many BMW cars and SUVs including 1 series, 3 series, X3 and X5 among others. Can my original wheels be used? Yes. A non-run-flat tire can be safely mounted onto a factory BMW wheel that originally held run-flats. There are exceptions to...  Read More

BMW X5 Sport Package Winter Tires

A customer on the bimmerfest.com Tire Rack Tire and Wheel Forum recently asked me about winter tires for his new BMW X5 Sport Package SUV. This sporty SUV (or SAV as BMW likes to call it) comes with large, wide 20" wheels with 275/40R20 up front and 315/35R20 in the rear. It comes equipped with Ultra High Performance Summer tires that, while fantastic in dry...  Read More

Alternative Tire Sizes for 1969 Chevy Camaro

Year: 1969 Model: Camaro Make: ChevroletQuestion: Your web site lists the tire size for my car as 195/75R14. You only have two tires in that size. A friend says the size is 215/70R14 and opens up more tire options. Which is accurate? Answer: 195/75R14 is the correct O.E. tire size. The 215/70R14 will fit the car, but is too wide to fit the stock 14x5 wheels. 205...  Read More