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      08-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #23
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For those of us who want to stick with runflats, I can recommend the prices at St George Tyres. Two 225-45-17 Continental SC2 for $450 fitted and balanced last week - a whole lot better than most places.
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      08-21-2012, 07:34 AM   #24
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For those of us who want to stick with runflats, I can recommend the prices at St George Tyres. Two 225-45-17 Continental SC2 for $450 fitted and balanced last week - a whole lot better than most places.
That is pretty cheap...is that fresh new tyres or old production??
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      08-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #25
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Melbourne tyre shops that I've had good dealings with in both new and second hand tyres, at a fair price:

Fawkner Wheels and Tyres: http://www.fwt.net.au/

Tyre Zone in Brooklyn: http://tyrezonebrooklyn.com.au/view-our-range.aspx
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      09-03-2012, 07:06 AM   #26
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I'm running the 19" M sport rims with a 255 section rear tire. Is it possible to run a 265 section rear on the same rims? I'm thinking Michelin Pilot Super Soft
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      09-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #27
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Can I fit Michellin PSS to my 18" rims?

Currently carrying Bridgestone RE050A's

- 255/35R18 on the rear
- 225/40R18 on the front

Will the 18" PSS's fit my car?
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      09-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #28
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Melbourne tyre shops that I've had good dealings with in both new and second hand tyres, at a fair price:

Fawkner Wheels and Tyres: http://www.fwt.net.au/

Tyre Zone in Brooklyn: http://tyrezonebrooklyn.com.au/view-our-range.aspx
The Tyrepower guys in Hawthorn are also good, however they will do their absolute utmost to sell u new rims!
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      09-25-2012, 11:43 PM   #29
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Currently carrying Bridgestone RE050A's

- 255/35R18 on the rear
- 225/40R18 on the front

Will the 18" PSS's fit my car?
Yes, those are a common size and the PSS in those sizes will fit your rims.
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      10-29-2012, 04:14 AM   #30
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Hey stu, would you please give us some thoughts on how your Hankook RS3s are holding up? I might be needing some rear tyres for the Merc soon lol.
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I've got Hankook RS3 at the moment in 255/35/18,

loving them.

Heaps of grip, possibly more than the R888 from other people's reviews but I haven't had a chance to give them a good squirt yet...
But the best part is the road manners are at a really acceptable level. R888s make a shedload of noise, but the Hankooks are relatively quiet, even if they do make a bit more noise than a Michelin, it's a totally acceptable level and a very minor trade off for awesome levels of grip.

I bought local as well @ Jax Haberfield
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      10-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #32
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i was chatting to David from the bmw drivers club at wakefield last week and he swears by them (he is a dealer for them though ) and was trying to convert me, that was until i asked what sizes do they come in and there is nothing in a 19 at this time.

anyone had any experience with Michelin pilot sort cups? the chaps at stgeorge tyres were trying to flog me a set this week.
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      11-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #33
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But the RS3 aren't a real "semi-slick" like the R888 are they? I thought they were more of an aggressive street tyre like the AD08s? If grip is as good as R888 and without all the noise then I'm definitely up for trying it.

Pcock I think Raj has the PS Cups on his M3 so maybe ask him.
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Hi, just want to know, if the car comes with stock M sport 19" wheel and run flat tyres, when I change it to non run flat, do I have to change the wheel as well? (I saw the thread talking about the special inner wheel structure used for run flat)

Furthermore, I saw some articles stating that the car is specially tuned, such as suspension, by BMW to use run flat tyres, is it safe or does changing from run flat to non run flat will affect the handling of the car? Or the suspension has to he re-tune?

Thanks a lot for any information.
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If changing from runflats to non runflats you do not need to change the wheels - it is OK to use regular tyres (non runflats) on any type of wheel, whether OEM bmw or aftermarket

The suspension won't need a retune.
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Great thread! Pumped up my tyres to 38 PSI and it has been great so far.

Can someone please direct me to where I can find out what model number my M Sport 18" Rims are? I know that everyone throws around stuff like "230s" etc. etc. and figured it would be good if I knew what mine were. I'm looking for a website with a picture of the OEM rims and then the official model names next to it. Haven't found anything yet on Google..

Thanks!

Also maybe slightly off-topic for this thread but any recommendations on where I can get curb rash/curbing repaired on my rims in Melbourne? The previous owner clearly wasn't great with judging curbs. I'm interested to know what sort of damage can be fixed.
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Great thread! Pumped up my tyres to 38 PSI and it has been great so far.

Can someone please direct me to where I can find out what model number my M Sport 18" Rims are? I know that everyone throws around stuff like "230s" etc. etc. and figured it would be good if I knew what mine were. I'm looking for a website with a picture of the OEM rims and then the official model names next to it. Haven't found anything yet on Google..

Thanks!

Also maybe slightly off-topic for this thread but any recommendations on where I can get curb rash/curbing repaired on my rims in Melbourne? The previous owner clearly wasn't great with judging curbs. I'm interested to know what sort of damage can be fixed.
List of OEM BMW Wheels here (use Google translate!)

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
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      08-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #38
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Can someone please direct me to where I can find out what model number my M Sport 18" Rims are? I know that everyone throws around stuff like "230s" etc. etc. and figured it would be good if I knew what mine were. I'm looking for a website with a picture of the OEM rims and then the official model names next to it. Haven't found anything yet on Google..
You can also do a search via the Accessory Finder on the BMW Oz website. Search by <series>, "Light allow wheels", and <size>
http://www.bmw.com.au/com/en/owners/...cessoryfinder/

For example, the "M star spoke 193" is as follows:
http://accessories.bmw.com/internet_...&absoluteNav=1
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Just wondering for those that changed from RFT to Non-rft tyres ie PSS etc

What is your psi for your tyres for 19"? My tyre shop recommended 40psi for my pss even that still rides softer than my RFT.
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Thanks guys, good links. bcoz - you must be a wizard because you've linked to my actual rims haha nice one.
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Just wondering for those that changed from RFT to Non-rft tyres ie PSS etc

What is your psi for your tyres for 19"? My tyre shop recommended 40psi for my pss even that still rides softer than my RFT.
First post, point #6
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Great thread! Pumped up my tyres to 38 PSI and it has been great so far.

Can someone please direct me to where I can find out what model number my M Sport 18" Rims are? I know that everyone throws around stuff like "230s" etc. etc. and figured it would be good if I knew what mine were. I'm looking for a website with a picture of the OEM rims and then the official model names next to it. Haven't found anything yet on Google..

Thanks!

Also maybe slightly off-topic for this thread but any recommendations on where I can get curb rash/curbing repaired on my rims in Melbourne? The previous owner clearly wasn't great with judging curbs. I'm interested to know what sort of damage can be fixed.
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Hi Stuart, just curious to know, if I buy aftermarket rims, do I have to get the same setup as the OEM?
Eg, change from 225 (19x8, 19x9, ET37 ET39), when I buy a new rim, does it has to be the same? Or if I change the rims to 19x8.5 19x9.5, do I have to do any modification to the car to fit the rims please?
And actually, how does ET affect the rim change please?
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Hi Stuart, just curious to know, if I buy aftermarket rims, do I have to get the same setup as the OEM?
Eg, change from 225 (19x8, 19x9, ET37 ET39), when I buy a new rim, does it has to be the same? Or if I change the rims to 19x8.5 19x9.5, do I have to do any modification to the car to fit the rims please?
And actually, how does ET affect the rim change please?
No, you can change setup from OEM... whether you want wider tyres and/or wider wheels, there is a certain degree of tolerance where things will fit a-ok.

If you have 225M wheels you could easily go to 19x8.5, 19x9.5 with similar offsets and it'll fit. Likewise if your tyres are currently 225/255 you could go to 235/265 without much drama.

ET, also known as offset, is how far in, or how far out your wheel will sit.
An ET of Zero (0) will mean the wheel mounts to the hub in exactly the middle of the wheel. Whereas a positive ET (eg +30) sees it sit inside by 30mm.
Going from an ET of 35 to ET30 would see the wheel stick out 5mm more... make sense?

Here is a handy calculator as well: http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
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