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      09-11-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
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Continental RunFlats seem noisy

Hello,
I have a brand new UK 320D SE (E90) (only 4 days old) which has Continental PremiumContact SSR 205/55/ R16 V91 Runflat tyres.
My first experience of runflats is that they are noisy and quite harsh. Is there a more comfortable tyre available?? I'm thinking of contacting the dealer next week to raise my concerns. Any advice would be much appreciated
P.S. I have checked and adjusted the tyre pressue and it still doesn't seem to improve things.


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      09-11-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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I have 18" tyres with standard suspection and I find the ride very hard on all but the best road surfaces. I'm now seriously contemplating going to non runflats.
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      09-11-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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Hello,
I have a brand new UK 320D SE (E90) (only 4 days old) which has Continental PremiumContact SSR 205/55/ R16 V91 Runflat tyres.
My first experience of runflats is that they are noisy and quite harsh. Is there a more comfortable tyre available?? I'm thinking of contacting the dealer next week to raise my concerns. Any advice would be much appreciated
P.S. I have checked and adjusted the tyre pressue and it still doesn't seem to improve things.
I tried the standard tyres and found there were softer in ride, but the lack of a spare concerned me - the boot is small enough as it is!). After 10,000 kms I find the ride a little better, but I look forward to replacing the Continentals with Michelins when they are available here. Folks say thay are the best for both ride & noise.
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      09-11-2005, 05:32 PM   #4
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I don't find the Contis too noisy.
In a coule of months time I'll have experience of the RFT ride quality vs. non-RFT. Going for non-RFT winter tires. Will get the M-Mobility System from the dealer also, for free.
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