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      12-09-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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Drives: E70 5.0 & B5 S4
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Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post
Thank you tennis.

I saw these and found another brand kumho solus kl21 which also fits. However, both have terrible reviews. I guess they're my only options at this point.
What about getting different brands for front and rear? Has anyone heard of that?
Has anyone dealt with this problem with this exact model 2013 x5 5.0 M-package?
You want to avoid mixing brands. There are several reasons, but the most important being that it's a bad idea on AWD vehicles. Brand A's 285/45/19 tire will almost always be different in real rolling diameter than Brand B.

You'd be amazed at how much variability there is in real tire sizing as compared to their printed widths and ratios.