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      11-21-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Need new tyres!!

Hi guys I've been told at my recent service that I need soon need two new rear tyres. I have the standard runflats that come with the 225m msport alloy wheels he said it wood cost me around £730 for set of two does this price sound ok or does anybody have any ideas where to get some cheaper or what should I do??

Hope somebody can help and I'm open to suggestions

Thanks a million guys

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      11-21-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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You can get the appropriate Bridgestone runflats supplied and fitted by tyre distributors for about 610 so the dealer is expensive.

They tend to come down in price if you tell them that it's much cheaper outside and you can flail them alive if they mark your wheels when changing the tyres.
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If i was you keep a eye out for a set off 225 on here or ebay with tyres i see a set recently for 1000 with 7mm tread on the back and 7.5mm on the front the tyres only start with 8mm . just swap the wheels and sell yours
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      11-22-2010, 02:47 AM   #4
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Get a full set of non-RFTs for less than two rear RFTs and enjoy the ride!
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If you change all your tyres from RFTs to non RFTs, will you not also need to carry a spare tyre in the boot?
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If you change all your tyres from RFTs to non RFTs, will you not also need to carry a spare tyre in the boot?
No, just a can or 2 of tyre weld which you can pick up from tesco for 6.97 each.

And a compressor, good ones are no more than about 20.
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      11-22-2010, 06:14 AM   #7
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Thanks guys I will keep an eye out for them, how would I know if they are genuine 225s on eBay as opposed to replicas???

Also Igbo change to non run flat does it change the look of the car? And would my 225s still fit the tyre
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      11-22-2010, 06:40 AM   #8
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Runflats will look exactly the same, plenty of threads on here with guys who have changed and are delighted with the improved ride. Think a full set of something like Falken 452 which come highly recommended is well under 500 and that replaces all 4 of your tyres.
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      11-22-2010, 07:01 AM   #9
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Runflats will look exactly the same, plenty of threads on here with guys who have changed and are delighted with the improved ride. Think a full set of something like Falken 452 which come highly recommended is well under 500 and that replaces all 4 of your tyres.
380 for mine - Event Tyres, fully fitted.
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      11-22-2010, 07:16 AM   #10
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I switched from the OEMs to Nokian run flats - cost me 600 fitted for all 4. Size was 225/45/17. However, at this time of year you should be looking at winter tyres anyway.
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      11-22-2010, 07:33 AM   #11
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Correct about winters, cheap set of 17" wheels and winter tyres for the next few months and then refit your 19" in the Spring with 4 new non runflats, probably still cheaper than 4 new Bridgestone runflats.
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      11-22-2010, 07:37 AM   #12
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380 for mine - Event Tyres, fully fitted.
how did you get them that cheap?

2x 225/40ZR18 92Y FALKEN FK452 XL
2x 255/35ZR18 94Y FALKEN FK452 XL

comes in at 423.08 (inc 20 discount)
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If you want them to match the fronts then get these http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457224 and then flog the other two (or keep as spares)
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if you have Mport 320D with 17" standard wheels I would sugget eventtyres and conti3s non RFT.

Cost is 550 inc VAT installed at home and grip and the smoother ride is great. Then just get a can of sealent in the boot. or go for Falkens works out about 450.

I just have and cant believe how much better smoother the ride is
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if you have Mport 320D with 17" standard wheels I would suggest...
but he hasn't .

"Drives: 58' Reg 320i MSport Le Mans Bl"
"I have the standard runflats that come with the 225m msport alloy wheels"

or are you talking about Winters???
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but he hasn't .

"Drives: 58' Reg 320i MSport Le Mans Bl"
"I have the standard runflats that come with the 225m msport alloy wheels"
Someone else noticed

If your going down the Falken route it's best you upsize to 235 and 265 tyres.
Falken don't do a 255/30/19 tyre.
For:
2 x 235/35/19
2 x 265/30/19
you'll pay between 520 - 560 fitted.

Yes they will fit and no they won't make your car look any different to a car running on run flat tyres, you might find the ride more comfortable though.
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Doh teach me to read quickly on lunch break, though still would give event tyres a go and Contis
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how did you get them that cheap?

2x 225/40ZR18 92Y FALKEN FK452 XL
2x 255/35ZR18 94Y FALKEN FK452 XL

comes in at 423.08 (inc 20 discount)
I got mine in February this year. Maybe there has been a price rise?

Also, mines only 17" wheels so the sizes are different.
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thats about the price the falkens came up on event tyres first time I did a quote. Sods law there has bene a small price increase but they are still cheapest. Also for the 17" msport wheels some of the few that can get the rear sizes
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However, at this time of year you should be looking at winter tyres anyway.
Fair point, but a new set of standard non-RFT's will be much better (and safer) than worn RFT's which are truly shocking in snow/ice.

Vredestein is also another well-rated tyre, but upsize to Hotcoupe's suggestion. Widely available from Elite/Camskill/Tyremen etc
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Yup, Falken 452, great value tyre.
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      11-23-2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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Thanks a million guys for yer help it's top notch advice as usual

It's seems like a no brainer so to go for non Rfts faulkens??

Are there any downsides to non rfts?
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