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      02-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
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Arrow The time has come!

Hey guys after 4 years I decided to change my tires because they are pretty much worn..
I have the 193M wheels and the dimensions of the OEM tires are:

Bridgestone Potenza 225/40 R18 for the front
Bridgestone Potenza 255/35 R18 for the rear

I made a thought about getting basic tires and not runflats because some say that you get
better feel and steering with standard tires.. : What do you recommend?
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      02-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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You will definitely get a much more comfortable ride with non-RFTs. Maybe time to get some non-RFTs and upgrade to 19s

Make sure you also get AAA or something, (incase your BMW Assist has already expired) and perhaps a tire repair kit just incase
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I've never regretted switching to non-runflat. With non-runflats you will save money in comparison to runflats and reduce weight of your tires.

There are plenty of recommendations on this site for tires. You can also go to the forums's sponsor, tirerack.com to see reviews of tires, including how people score their tires by attribute. Here's an example for a highly rated, very popular summer tire:
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They also have a long list of educational write-ups on tires and wheels.
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Per previous post, if you go non-runflats, decide what you need for an emergency. I carry a tire repair kit (air inflator, tire sealant, tire plugs, small tools for plugs) and I learned how to plug a tire (not difficult).
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You will definitely get a much more comfortable ride with non-RFTs. Maybe time to get some non-RFTs and upgrade to 19s

Make sure you also get AAA or something, (incase your BMW Assist has already expired) and perhaps a tire repair kit just incase
My bmw assist expired so no worries I am now searching for a spare tire to put in the trunk and I have a question. Does it have to be 18 inch the same as the wheels or it doesn't matter?
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I've never regretted switching to non-runflat. With non-runflats you will save money in comparison to runflats and reduce weight of your tires.

There are plenty of recommendations on this site for tires. You can also go to the forums's sponsor, tirerack.com to see reviews of tires, including how people score their tires by attribute. Here's an example for a highly rated, very popular summer tire:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ot+Super+Sport
They also have a long list of educational write-ups on tires and wheels.
http://www.tirerack.com/about/techcenter.jsp

Per previous post, if you go non-runflats, decide what you need for an emergency. I carry a tire repair kit (air inflator, tire sealant, tire plugs, small tools for plugs) and I learned how to plug a tire (not difficult).
DIY repair is the best choice mate I did a little research and found out that Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
are the best for their price and for traction/wear. Maybe I am going for these but thanks anyways for the links!
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DIY repair is the best choice mate I did a little research and found out that Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
are the best for their price and for traction/wear. Maybe I am going for these but thanks anyways for the links!
Excellent, enjoy!
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Definitely rides and feels better on non runflats! Best decision ive made
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yeah like others have said loose the runflats, you'll be way better off in the long run
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You will definitely get a much more comfortable ride with non-RFTs. Maybe time to get some non-RFTs and upgrade to 19s

Make sure you also get AAA or something, (incase your BMW Assist has already expired) and perhaps a tire repair kit just incase
what he said!
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Definitely rides and feels better on non runflats! Best decision ive made
I hope so too Thanks!
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yeah like others have said loose the runflats, you'll be way better off in the long run
By the next week I think I will have them on so we will see
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I have been using non-run flats on my 2009 335IC for 1.5 years now and the ride is much smoother. Never had a flat so far. I use the Michelin Pilot Super Sport in a staggered set-up.
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