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      04-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #8
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Drives: BMW 340i Touring
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Just tried the new 19" 452 Falken tyres on the car.

I used the same pressures as with the RFTs - 2.6bar front, 3.0bar rear.

Well, I must say I'm surprised to say it feels almost half way between the 19" RFTs and 17" non-RFT winter tyres - I was expecting it to feel more like the 19" RFTs. The ride is no doubt better than the 19" RFTs, but the handling is noticably a bit less sharp - certainly from the rear (it does have a marginally higher profile as they are 265/30, not 255/30).

Early days, I need to drive it a bit more, but must confess I'm left wondering whether I prefer the RFTs even though they are a bit harsh at times.....