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      09-29-2010, 03:55 PM   #89
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Surely they have to be better than run flats and cheaper to replace especially after a puncture?
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Its 5P Day today for me

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u testing them 2 month already? for me it was enough 2 days as i wrote everything is okay my bmw dealer mounted them and all goes okay
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      10-23-2010, 08:11 AM   #91
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Hi,

have the Conti 5P now mounted for around 4000km, excellent tire.

Very comfortable, good grip and stability in every condition. Hope i can made over 20.000km on the rears till they reached the TWI (3mm).

Can someone say anything to the treadwear? How much tread in mm did your Conti 5Ps had with 0km? I dont measure mines exactly

Think they had around 7-8mm. The front tires have an treadwear index of 280, the rears 240.

Actually i have around 7mm at the front and around 6mm at the rears ().

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Have now covered just under 8000 miles on the 5Ps and can only report good things. Grip has not deteriorated from the high standards I've already reported. Noise and harshness in my opinion are quite low - however, the roads I drive on are either the crap Central London roads on which I can't tell if the tyres are harsh or not, or on the beautiful smooth Continental motorways, on which even runflats sound quiet and smooth!

Wear - just done a quick wear measurement. 8000 miles, laps of the 'Ring, mix of city and motorway driving - 6.5mm front, 6mm rear tread remaining. I think that's excellent.

Still my preferred tyre of choice for street driving.
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Have now covered just under 8000 miles on the 5Ps and can only report good things. Grip has not deteriorated from the high standards I've already reported. Noise and harshness in my opinion are quite low - however, the roads I drive on are either the crap Central London roads on which I can't tell if the tyres are harsh or not, or on the beautiful smooth Continental motorways, on which even runflats sound quiet and smooth!

Wear - just done a quick wear measurement. 8000 miles, laps of the 'Ring, mix of city and motorway driving - 6.5mm front, 6mm rear tread remaining. I think that's excellent.

Still my preferred tyre of choice for street driving.
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Good news i have a new set on order... bye bye runflats!



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Have now covered just under 8000 miles on the 5Ps and can only report good things. Grip has not deteriorated from the high standards I've already reported. Noise and harshness in my opinion are quite low - however, the roads I drive on are either the crap Central London roads on which I can't tell if the tyres are harsh or not, or on the beautiful smooth Continental motorways, on which even runflats sound quiet and smooth!

Wear - just done a quick wear measurement. 8000 miles, laps of the 'Ring, mix of city and motorway driving - 6.5mm front, 6mm rear tread remaining. I think that's excellent.

Still my preferred tyre of choice for street driving.
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      10-24-2010, 12:33 PM   #95
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What are the best pressures on 19" for non runflats, is it as per the door plaque 2.4 and 2.6 bar rear? Cheers
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What are the best pressures on 19" for non runflats, is it as per the door plaque 2.4 and 2.6 bar rear? Cheers
Crumbs, theres no perfect answer to that one.

Experimentation is the key, we all like a different feeling from the car and somewhere inbetween technically too soft and technically too hard is the only advice I can give you!

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What are the best pressures on 19" for non runflats, is it as per the door plaque 2.4 and 2.6 bar rear? Cheers
well i am using what bmw dealer set to me they looked into my doors panel and set that presure, i used before 18 inch wheels with michelin ps2 tyres
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What are the best pressures on 19" for non runflats, is it as per the door plaque 2.4 and 2.6 bar rear? Cheers
Well, I'd say "yes". i have Conti 5P's on 19 inch 230's and have settled on 35 psi front 37 psi rear (= 2.4 and 2.55 bar).

I find it gives the best compromise, but this is after 500 miles, not 5000 or whatever like Tony (above).

I didn't find them a night and day improvement over Bridgestone RFT's however. A little better, yes, but not what some were reporting.

Interestingly, I'm taking my car to Birds soon and they approve the Conti 5P's, which says something I suppose.

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Pitty these don't come in M3 sizes as I'm interested.
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Pitty these don't come in M3 sizes as I'm interested.
what size you looking for? they come for 19 and 18 inch i think
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what size you looking for? they come for 19 and 18 inch i think
245/35/19 and 265/35/19
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      10-25-2010, 07:12 AM   #102
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245/35/19 and 265/35/19
oh i see this is for e92 m3?
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Conti's website suggests they are available in those sizes:

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...t_csc5p_en.pdf
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Ah, I take it back - looks like the 265 rear is only available in a 30 profile.
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Conti's website suggests they are available in those sizes:

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...t_csc5p_en.pdf

I can only see 265/30 ZR 19 TL XL FR ContiSportContact™ 5 P
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A bit lower gearing wont hurt.
You might keep up with the tuned 335i boys then
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A bit lower gearing wont hurt.
You might keep up with the tuned 335i boys then



BTW where's them fecking photos?
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Continental 5p

What pressures have you been running Front and rear?

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Have now covered just under 8000 miles on the 5Ps and can only report good things. Grip has not deteriorated from the high standards I've already reported. Noise and harshness in my opinion are quite low - however, the roads I drive on are either the crap Central London roads on which I can't tell if the tyres are harsh or not, or on the beautiful smooth Continental motorways, on which even runflats sound quiet and smooth!

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Still my preferred tyre of choice for street driving.
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BTW where's them fecking photos?
I have a good one of a bomb crater and a CS-7 who lost to it
Never home to drive the bloody thing, let alone photgraph it!
Had a great day at Combe with it - the Falkens are great on track

I run 2.5/2.7 on my non RFTS - works well.

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tyre pressures

I have 19" on my car. The car was new in december 2009 just when all the fuss about the alloy rims was at its height. Thanks to this forum I was able to get 269 performance alloys in stead of the 225m's.

The pressure for the tyres as per the plaque on the door sill is 3.3 and 2.8 Bar.

That is what I run for both the orginal RFT and also the new conti 5's. Seems much higher than anyone else here, but that is what it says on the door plate.

I like the conti's. Especially after some 3000 miles. Less road noise, gentler ride, still very sharp. But there is still a place for the RFT which is why there is divided opinion. They are different but both are good, it is more about what you prefer and I prefer the not to drive on bullet hard tyres for every day driving.
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