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      01-21-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Conti ProContact RFT - What's the catch?

We have an '06 325i sedan with the sport package. We are trying to get to 20k miles before replacing the front RFTs.

While searching for new tires, I found the Continental ContiProContact Run Flat Tires. They show a much higher treadwear rating than the Potenza's or the Pirelli Eufori's. They are also about $60 to $80 dollars per tire cheaper.

I know these Contis are only H rated tires, but that is fine for my wife's commuter car. So is there something I am missing or are these really longer wearing RFTs at a better price?

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Read through TireRack's Tire Tech articles. You will find that the Treadwear Index is pretty much useless (they're a little more diplomatic). It only compares wear within a brand rather than from brand-to-brand.
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No catch... I have them too. Quiet, smooth (better then the Turanzas) and handle well. They are no PS2 or RE050 for grip but they are quite capable and would be great for the wife.

I have about 10K kms on mine and they haven't worn at all as far as I can tell.
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The ProContact is among the best H rated all season runflats out there. Great tire for someone who isn't too concerned about high performance cornering and is leaning more towards long wear and smooth, quiet ride.

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Thanks for all the replies. Postings on other 3series forums seem to mimick what you guys said.

Best available RFT if you want longer tread life and don't need to take the corner into the office at 85 mph

And instead of the nitrogen the dealer was also pushing, I think I'll just get a good quality digital air pressure meter and keep a closer watch on the tire pressure than we did with the OEM RFTs.
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Why not just get the wife some really nice quite longer lasting non rft's? It will be easier on the wallet too.
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