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      12-09-2011, 05:19 AM   #23
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You need to match or exceed the given speed rating for your car. Y is probably what you'll need for your 335d, the Falkens seem to all be XL at our sizes.
The XL is the "extra load" rating not the speed rating. They'll be something like "94Y XL".
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      12-10-2011, 01:28 PM   #24
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Depends if the wife kerbs the alloy wheels after fitting.
The Falkens dont have rim saver lips on them.

The latest 452 xl's are advertised as having rim protection
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      12-10-2011, 03:52 PM   #25
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The XL is the "extra load" rating not the speed rating. They'll be something like "94Y XL".
Yeah, sorry, I know what XL is, what I meant was the FK452 are all XL at our 18 sizes, i.e. they don't do a non XL version at our size.
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      12-11-2011, 04:53 AM   #26
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The latest 452 xl's are advertised as having rim protection
Mine have defnitely got a lip on - not as pronounced as the Bridgestones, but a definite wheel saver for kerb-related misjudgements
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I noticed a massive difference when I changed from runflat to non runflat back in 08. The car went from a skipping unsettled maniac to a very stable and very good handling car!

It just inspires so much more confidence to push. Before any broken piece of Tarmac would make the car skip and jump around and is very unsettling.

I at first used Dunlop then changed to the Conti 3's which were even better.

Not a major fan of budget Tyres myself. Especially with big HP numbers.
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      12-12-2011, 04:33 AM   #28
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I take your point about budget tyres. But so far I am pleased with their performance, wear is my only concern!

The for sale thread for the goodyears is here if anyone is interested:
http://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=622188

quite honestly I can't believe how well they have lasted. They have done a minimum of 20k miles and are less than half worn!
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      12-12-2011, 06:01 AM   #29
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Oh and they are mid range tyres, not budget!!!

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/

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Yeah your right. They are midrange, think on a High power BM it should be wearing better Tyres than midrange!!
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Yeah your right. They are midrange, think on a High power BM it should be wearing better Tyres than midrange!!
I know what you are saying, but some mid range like the Falken, do out perform some of the accepted premium tyres.

The other factor is how we drive I suppose, if I was driving flat out, or in Germany and using my car at speed, I'm sure I'd be on a premium tyre. But driving around at 60ish mph max., most of the time, with a tyre that is the correct load and speed rating for the car, and do perform virtually the same as premium tyres on the same car, does make me wonder if the few % benefit of the best premium tyres, is absolutely necessary for the use, or good value.

I'd rate the Falken (in use) as good as the Goodyear FI GS-D3s they replaced. The F1 was no bad performer, seeing as it won nearly every test it was in, in its time.

But I'd never try and talk anyone else into a mid range tyre, it is hard to know how they drive, or in what conditions. If in any doubt, fit a premium tyre.

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      12-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #32
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swopping my RFTs for non-RFTs next week... options are

Falken fk452 - 470 fitted Event tyres.
Dunlop sp maxx tt mfs (max flange shield) - 570 fitted Tyre shopper.
Goodyear F1 assy 2's - 590 fitted Tyre shopper.

Can't make my mind up what to go for. Falkens great price/value for decent tyre.
Dunlops, I like the idea of the MFS rim protector as my girlfriends gonna be using the car if she passes her test in Jan!!!!
Or the Goodyears, top notch premium tyre for a pretty reasonable price.

I really cant make my mind up
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Have you looked into the Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta's?

Worth a consideration IMO.

18's

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b758s0p...AC_SESSANTA_-_

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http://www.camskill.co.uk/m55b758s0p...AC_SESSANTA_-_
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      12-13-2011, 01:46 PM   #34
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Have you looked into the Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta's?

Worth a consideration IMO.

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http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b758s0p...AC_SESSANTA_-_

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http://www.camskill.co.uk/m55b758s0p...AC_SESSANTA_-_
thanks,... yes I've looked at Vreds but struggling to get my sizes anywhere at the moment 225/40/18 & 255/35/18
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thanks,... yes I've looked at Vreds but struggling to get my sizes anywhere at the moment 225/40/18 & 255/35/18
You could upsize.

235/40/18

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b758s32...18_235_40_R_18

265/35/18

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b758s66...18_265_35_R_18

Edit: sorry no stock, Doh!
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      12-13-2011, 02:21 PM   #36
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thanks anyway.

need to get something v.soon the bridgestone RFTs are now minimum/barely legal and the cars suddenly become very twitchy since the weathers turned wet and cold, If we get snow/ice I would say it wont be drivable at all. so best pull me finger out.
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Stopgap?

http://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=622188
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      12-13-2011, 03:10 PM   #38
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Thanks but no thanks...im ready for the switch to non-RFTs
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No worries

I kind of shot myself in the foot by extolling the virtues of non rfts in this thread!!
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Definately worth considering.

I have set on currently.

Lovely buttery smooth, progressive, delicious tyres.

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Worth a consideration IMO.

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http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b758s0p...AC_SESSANTA_-_

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Coupe,

I believe 265's are too wide for the puny 8.5j stock rim?

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Phil200tdi was just wondering what pressures your on. just had 452's fitted and although ride is improved it still pulls and tramlines something rotten. had all checks done and all seems fine. im running 2.4 f & 2.8 r (maximum on door jam for y rated). same staggered setup as yourself, done 200 miles on them so far..
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Coupe,

I believe 265's are too wide for the puny 8.5j stock rim?

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Ah, 18" wheels,I know as much about those as I do about winter tyres,which is cock all!
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Phil200tdi was just wondering what pressures your on. just had 452's fitted and although ride is improved it still pulls and tramlines something rotten. had all checks done and all seems fine. im running 2.4 f & 2.8 r (maximum on door jam for y rated). same staggered setup as yourself, done 200 miles on them so far..
I run 34psi front / 36psi rear on my 18" non-RFTs - works well for me. What's the load rating on those 452s?
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