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      07-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Punctured Tyre :(

So I was driving along a side street when I hear a loud noise followed by loud hissing of air. Parked up to see a big metal peice lodged into my tyre.

I drove to my nearest garage which was 2 minutes away and they told me that I would have to buy a replacement. Now I'm running on Uniroyal Rainsport 2 which apparantly cost 200 per tyre!!!

I need some advice wether to look for cheaper alternative tyre or just take the plunge and buy the same replacement. I feel that 200 is a little steep but then again I don't want to affect my ride quality by getting crappy tires. What do you guys think ?
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      07-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Btw forgot to mention, I am running on 19 inch alloys
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      07-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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200 for uniroyals????????!!!!!!!!!...

I wouldn't even put them on my car if they were for free!!!!

You can get much better tyres for cheaper!!!..
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      07-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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200 for uniroyals????????!!!!!!!!!...

I wouldn't even put them on my car if they were for free!!!!

You can get much better tyres for cheaper!!!..
I bought the car with these tyres already fitted you see. Otherwise i don't think i'd be able to spend this kind of money on tyres lol. What tyres are you talking about that are cheaper and better?
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Uniroyal rainsport 2 is a good tyre!

I have Dunlop sport maxx tt but still
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      07-22-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Get some performance tires enhance the ride for less money and sell your run flats
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      07-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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Michellin Pilot Super Sports are at the top of my to do list. I currently have Vredstein tyres, and even with illegal rears the grip is pretty good.
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      07-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #8
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Get some performance tires enhance the ride for less money and sell your run flats
I'm not on run flats.
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What tyre sizes are your fronts and rears?
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Plug the hole. A good repair is safe! Ive had tyres plugged before
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      07-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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What tyre sizes are your fronts and rears?
Rears are 235/30/19 if i'm not mistaken. Not sure about the fronts.
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If you wanted to you could get 2 michellin pilot super sports for 430 and a 50 fuel card from camskill.

Edit: you sure they are 30 profile and not 35?
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Rears should be 255/30x19

200 is dear for Uniroyal. Look at Camskill and similar prices if the tyre needs replaced
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      07-23-2013, 05:04 AM   #14
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Rears should be 255/30x19

200 is dear for Uniroyal. Look at Camskill and similar prices if the tyre needs replaced
The markings on my rear tyres says 235/30/19. Not sure why but yeah my mechanic says its meant to be 265/35/19
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The markings on my rear tyres says 235/30/19. Not sure why but yeah my mechanic says its meant to be 265/35/19
Is it an E9x model?

Tyre sizes should be 225/35x19 FRONT

255/30x19 REAR

Is it genuine bmw wheels you have?
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Is it an E9x model?

Tyre sizes should be 225/35x19 FRONT

255/30x19 REAR

Is it genuine bmw wheels you have?
I'm running CSL replicas on Unisport rainroyal 2 tyres atm. E90 320D MSport 2006.
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I just found out there was a misunderstanding. I was with a friend at the time when i dropped my car of to my mehcanic. I told my friend to go check the tyre size whilst i was speaking to the mechanic. He checked the size of the front tyre assuming they would be equal all around.

That's why i though the rears were 235 lol

Going back there now to double check the size of the rears to avoid any more confusions.
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Yep, just confirmed. The rear tyres on my car are currently 265/30/19
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      07-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #19
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If it were me I would bite the bullet and get the same to keep all the tyres the same....
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      07-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #20
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my tyres have the rainsport2's for 184, but by the time you've had the delivered and then paid for fitting, you'd be over 200.

they are not bad tyres at all, try and find a better wet weather tyre..... not as good as some in the dry, but they **** all over pretty much everything when it rains.
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