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View Poll Results: For those using them, which are your favourite non-RFT tyres?
Falken 452 20 18.52%
Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas 13 12.04%
Goodyear Eagle F1 21 19.44%
Bridgestone RE040 4 3.70%
Continental Sport Contact 3 22 20.37%
Michelin Pilot Sport 2 28 25.93%
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      07-18-2008, 09:09 AM   #67
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Actuator is kaput.....being done now.
for which turbo?

or both? this happened after the trackday? what were the symptoms. how many miles now on yours?
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      07-18-2008, 09:34 AM   #68
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Both turbo's, day after it happened, drives like a 316d. 39K up.
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Falken 452 - Great all round tyre, similar to the GDS3 but nearly half the price plus it has more feel on turn in and is more progressive.
Good grip in both dry and wet. Not the most comfy and quite noisy.

Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas - Naver tried them.

Goodyear Eagle F1 - Same as the Falken 452 really, but not as progressive when they let go so can catch you out, less feel than the 452 and the turn in is a bit wooly, great for Audi and Vag FWD and AWD cars.

Bridgestone RE040 - Really like these, great turn in, seem to last pretty well and fairly comfy considering they have a pretty stiff side wall (nothing coampared to the stiffness of a run flat though). A little bit noisy though, but a good tyre.

Continental Sport Contact 3 - The SC2 was not my favourite so I will not bother with these, nothing wrong with them but nothing magic either and they are pricey.


Michelin Pilot Sport 2 - Absolute favourite trye out there.
They have a soft compound so they don't last long, but the grip levels are superb, and you can feel everything that is happening, this is the tyre to use if you want to learn about your cars handling, it is so progressive when it lets go you can control it without really thinking about it. The ride is also very smooth, the turn in as just about the best bar some slicks or semi slicks out there and overall a fantastic tyre.
But expensive!
This was the tyre that made me realise just how a tyre can affect your car so radically.
gIzzE,

If price was not an issue, what would you choose between the Falken and the Bridgestone ?

I'm leaning towards the Bridgestone due to its stiffer sidewall.....

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      07-22-2008, 02:01 AM   #70
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Both turbo's, day after it happened, drives like a 316d. 39K up.
Frank prolly got one of the techs to mess with it - don't think he was used to a tractor lapping at the same speed.
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      02-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #71
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...of those who have changed from RFT's to non-RFT's, has anyone advised their insurance company, if so, where they OK with the change and which insurer was it. I'm with Esure at present but haven't approached them yet (they wouldn't cover me if I chipped it so don't hold much hope).
I have had a 320d auto for a month now. The RFT's are dreadful, so I enquired with Esure about what would happen if I changed to non-RFT. The guy spoke to his boss just to confirm things, but said that they don't care as long as the wheel sizes and tyre msizes are as spec. He even mentioned that his Aunt has a 3 series (58 reg) and changed to non-RFT, so he knows what I was talking about.

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      02-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #72
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I had the 452s on the Porsche and they are very good, and a real bargain at the price. For those that have moved from RFT on the e9x - have you purchased some sort of space-saver spare wheel?
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Look up a product called Ultraseal. This will probably solve the issue.

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      06-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #73
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Guy's I have worked for Michelin for 22years and although I wouldn't recommend every Michelin tyre,the run flats are far superior to any out there,they last so much longer,grip better, run smoother and even handle better in the snow (if you have a 3x2 slab in yout boot).Going for a cheaper brand is just false economy.To whoever asked about mixing run flats with non run flats,it's not illegal but not good practice,it's like putting radials with the old cross ply.Hope this helps...Btw i get my tyres for free
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      06-10-2011, 06:28 AM   #74
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Guy's I have worked for Michelin for 22years and although I wouldn't recommend every Michelin tyre,the run flats are far superior to any out there,they last so much longer,grip better, run smoother and even handle better in the snow (if you have a 3x2 slab in yout boot).Going for a cheaper brand is just false economy.To whoever asked about mixing run flats with non run flats,it's not illegal but not good practice,it's like putting radials with the old cross ply.Hope this helps...Btw i get my tyres for free
can we get a discount?
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Yes please! I will even come and collect as I live about 15 mins down the road

Our school used to share it's P.E. facilities with Michelin. It's in trent vale isn't it? Somewhere around there?
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      06-11-2011, 03:12 AM   #76
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I have a work buddy thats got a 335D M sport with MV3 alloys and after his 10 minute rage out with his RFTs he got hold of a nice new set of Conti's, now his words to me are as follows........ "its like having sex with the road, handling without the compromised comfort".

He recommends them, I have never personaly used them, i am happy with budgets from Blackcircles. Each to there own I guess.
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      06-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #77
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I'm in the same boat! Absolutely sick of the run-flats.
Have done a bit of homework including this forum, and Falkens are still rated as v good, for a good price. Vredestein came in second. Obviously Conti's are the real deal, but they are mega money.
I've managed to secure new 'staggered' alloys (Cades Tyrus) and Falkens for just over the 'grand' pricemark,not a bad deal baring in mind, new run-flats can cost up to 210 a corner! Should get them within a couple of weeks, so will post some pikkies for comments!
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Go for conti SC5, I just installed my second set. They are absolutely brilliant (I say that comming from Michellin)
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oh, and try pneus-online.com - I found the best deal there, took them 3 days to arrive
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      06-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #80
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Michelin Pilot Sport 3

I am leaning towards Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Fully Fitted Price

£154.98 each anyone else got these tyres on an E90 330d M Sport?
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      06-23-2011, 04:32 AM   #81
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They don't seem to do Falken in size 235/30/19?
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You mean 265/30/19?

You can put on 255/30/19 or 255/35/19, the latter would be my preference.
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      06-25-2011, 03:01 PM   #83
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Does fitting none RFT tyres in anyway affect AUC or Iinsured warranty? Can you ask a dealer to fit these tyres for you?

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I dont think the BMW dealer will fit non-RF. This is the response I got from Stewards road anyway. I think it is best to inform your insurance company.
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I wish I could sort that out for you :-)
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Just changed rims and tyres and am running Falken 452s all round, the car now is how it should be (ride/handling/noise etc) Should have done it ages ago!!
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