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      11-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #40
95 Z/28 LT1

Drives: 2010 X5M
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Illinois

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Originally Posted by falconx5m View Post
I just installed conti DWSs on my X5M. The sound difference between the DWS and stock RFTs is significant. The DWSs are quiet at all speeds except for 76-78 mph. For some reason when i hit that speed, i heard a higher pitched hum from the wheels. The hum goes away at 78 and then pops back on at 83 mph. Very strange. Allegedly... it goes away again at 85mph and stays quiet until 110, but that's speculation on my part. Hopefully the hum will go away as the tire breaks in. All that said, i'd recommend the switch. Also pieced together the 19in space saver spare kit for piece of mind.
Had the same 76-78 mph noise issue when switching to the BMW 298M winter wheels with non runflat snow tires. Very frustrating and makes me wonder what the true root cause is.
'95 Z28 Convertible
'08 E63 AMG P30
'10 X5M