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      01-22-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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New tires question. Would like opinions

Hey all,
So I've been trying to educate myself on these run flats that my car came with. I have an 09 e90 with sport package. To be honest, this is the only thing I don't quite like about the car, these darn run flats. I'm running on Bridgestone potenzas. The tires are stiff as hell, and make a lot of noise. I got a flat a couple months back, and the damn thing cost me nearly $400, freakin insane. I'd like to know if any of you have made the transition from run flats to regular tires. Did you notice any difference in handling, road noise, or road feel? Which tires would you guys recommend? When these wear down I think I'd like to make the switch.
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      01-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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Hey all,
So I've been trying to educate myself on these run flats that my car came with. I have an 09 e90 with sport package. To be honest, this is the only thing I don't quite like about the car, these darn run flats. I'm running on Bridgestone potenzas. The tires are stiff as hell, and make a lot of noise. I got a flat a couple months back, and the damn thing cost me nearly $400, freakin insane. I'd like to know if any of you have made the transition from run flats to regular tires. Did you notice any difference in handling, road noise, or road feel? Which tires would you guys recommend? When these wear down I think I'd like to make the switch.
there is hundreds of post about this.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647525
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153525

read through those
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      01-22-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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plenty of posts on what you're looking to do... just read about it.

I went from 2 sets of OEM potenzas RFTs to Yokohama all season non-RFT to Michelin Super Sports (non-RFT).

I highly recommend the michelin super sports. Quiet, great feel, excellent grip
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      01-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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I went to Continental DWS taking northeast weather into consideration. Even so, the ride and handling improved immensely.

Being that you're in Atlanta and don't really experience "winter" I'd look into something more performance based
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports. They'll give you a tiregasm.
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I had Conti Extreme Contact DW on my 5 series and they were good.

Honestly though, I replaced the DW with Kuhmo Ecstas 4x and wow was impressed. Grip was just as good as the DW and noise was almost non-existant. 400ish treadwear with a 40k mile warranty was great too. The DW didn't last that long. I'd recommend the Kumho's.
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I had Conti Extreme Contact DW on my 5 series and they were good.

Honestly though, I replaced the DW with Kuhmo Ecstas 4x and wow was impressed. Grip was just as good as the DW and noise was almost non-existant. 400ish treadwear with a 40k mile warranty was great too. The DW didn't last that long. I'd recommend the Kumho's.
I iced my RFT as well. They are EVIL. I dont understand the rationale. I too went to Conti DW and liked them. Didnt find them loud but Rears didnt last long.
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Hankook Ventus V12 are great bang for the buck. Michelin PSS is excellent tires to consider if you have more budget
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Thanks all, I read through those other threads too. I have a decent budget, but 400 bucks a pop is ridiculous for RFT's. I would like quiet tires, I don't like all the noise I get from these RFT's. I will probably go with the Michelin's
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Hard to go wrong with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport!

Just make sure all four tires match as mixing run flats and non run flats can cause very unstable handling.

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id buy anything but bridgestone tyres, they are crap! continentals are good and Pirelli p zero are brilliant
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id buy anything but bridgestone tyres, they are crap! continentals are good and Pirelli p zero are brilliant
Generalizing about brands in this way is not accurate. Every brand has both top tires and tires that are not so great. Bridgestone happens to make some of the best tires in certain sizes and categories.
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