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      02-09-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Non RTFS on E92 M sport advice

HI been reading up for the last few days at al the posts on non rfts etc and im even more confused now can anyone give me some good adivce ...i have an e92 320d m sport and have had enough of the rfts...the roads in london are gettin worse buy the day and i notice a new sqeek and rattle in my car every time i go out in it .....its driving me mad!!!! its time to mve from my potenza rfts can anyone advise me on a good mid price ranged tyre please?

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      02-10-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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but i would recommend Event Tyres and Falkens.
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      02-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #3
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If memory serves me right, Costco usually put an extra 20% off Michelin tyres three times a year (think its Feb, June and November) This is when you buy all 4.

They are usually the cheapest for Michelin anyway, something to do with them dealing directly with them, but with the extra 20% they would be quite close to the price of the mid range tyres.

Sod's law this will probably be the first year they don't do the extra 20%
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      02-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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I've been very happy with Continental Sport Contact 5's. What a difference from the awful Bridgestone runflats!
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      02-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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What do those of you who have switched to non RFTs do as a backup? Can of TyreWeld?
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      02-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #6
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Be aware that you'll also need to declare these to your insurance company (meaning possible increase to your insurance premium). This is because you would have altered the manufacterers specification of the vehicle and therefore, this would be classed as a modification.
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      02-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #7
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Be aware that you'll also need to declare these to your insurance company (meaning possible increase to your insurance premium). This is because you would have altered the manufacterers specification of the vehicle and therefore, this would be classed as a modification.
Not true at all - we've been through this over and over. I've told four different insurance companies now and none of them have cared as the load and speed ratings are all above those of the RFTs. I always mention it just in case they have concerns, but none of mine have ever been bothered in the least.
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      02-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #8
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I told my insurance company and they did note against the policy however as long as they are the same rating etc then there should be no issues.
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      02-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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I told my insurance company and they did note against the policy however as long as they are the same rating etc then there should be no issues.
Yep exactly, they are supposed to note them down. Whether they charge an additional premium or not thats up to insurer. Better to cover yourself.
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HI been reading up for the last few days at al the posts on non rfts etc and im even more confused now can anyone give me some good adivce ...i have an e92 320d m sport and have had enough of the rfts...the roads in london are gettin worse buy the day and i notice a new sqeek and rattle in my car every time i go out in it .....its driving me mad!!!! its time to mve from my potenza rfts can anyone advise me on a good mid price ranged tyre please?

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Changed mine last year to Falken 451s Opted for new staggered 'Cades' rims as well, (whole package 1071) you should be able to get correct Falkens for about 500-600. Good luck, you'll love the non run flats!!!
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      02-14-2012, 05:36 AM   #11
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One thing to be aware of is that you may be hit at trade in time because you don't have runflats. Some dealers will inspect closely and adjust unfairly downwards for any excuse. Others won't even notice.

Worth perhaps keeping a pair of half decent runflats to refit at trade in time.
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