Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Non-Run Flats Recommendations please...



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Wheel offset calculator courtesy of BimmerPost.com. You may use this calculator to calculate what tire sizes you might need if you upgrade your tires, or what wheel sizes/offsets are compatible with your car.
    Current Wheel Width  inches             Current Wheel Offset  mm.
         New Wheel Width  inches                  New Wheel Offset  mm.
 
TIRE WIDTH
/
ASPECT RATIO
- WHEEL DIAMETER
ORIGINAL TIRES
/
NEW TIRES
/
Based on your stock wheel setup, your new wheel will have:
Original Tires Diameter (in.)
      New Tires Diameter (in.)
  Difference in diameter (in.)
           Percent Difference %
                     
Speedo @60mph will read: mph
Collapse/Expand the BimmerPost Wheel and Tire calculator
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
SmoothStyle1
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i sedan, 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NC, USA

Posts: 317
iTrader: (0)

Non-Run Flats Recommendations please...

I've had it with the run flats. I've decided to go non-run flats and to utilize AAA in case of emergency.

Are there any particular non-run flats that are recommended for the 335i w/sport package?
__________________
Specs: '11 335i sedan|6sp Manual|Space Gray Metallic|Oyster Leather|Aluminum Trim.
Options: Premium|Sport|iDrive|Comfort Access|Power Rear Sunshade|Park Distance Control|Satellite Radio|iPod|Harman Kardon|Music Interface for Smartphone.
SmoothStyle1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
Sean@PYSpeed.com
 
Sean@PYSpeed.com's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 AW E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 8,956
iTrader: (22)

Send a message via AIM to Sean@PYSpeed.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothStyle1 View Post
I've had it with the run flats. I've decided to go non-run flats and to utilize AAA in case of emergency.

Are there any particular non-run flats that are recommended for the 335i w/sport package?
No particular, but a lot of people praise Hankook Ventus V12 tires. They are great bang for the buck! If you got extra cash, you can also consider Michelin PSS or PS2.
Sean@PYSpeed.com is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-15-2013, 04:29 PM   #3
mlifxs
Diamond Geezer
 
mlifxs's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet Black 2007 328i Saloon
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida

Posts: 1,620
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
check out Car and Driver's most recent comparison test of summer tires, on their website. Tirerak,com also has good surveys where buyers have rated tires, by attribute.

I have a 328i with sport package and have Continental Extreme Contact DW. Decent traction in both dry and wet, good treadwear rating.
__________________
AA Stage 2 - M3 control Arms FR - BMW PS1 - APEX EC-7 - H&R front swaybar - GC street camber plates - Whiteline subframe inserts
mlifxs is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
SmoothStyle1
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i sedan, 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NC, USA

Posts: 317
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean@PYSpeed.com View Post
No particular, but a lot of people praise Hankook Ventus V12 tires. They are great bang for the buck! If you got extra cash, you can also consider Michelin PSS or PS2.
I'll take a look at those. Thanks.

The 'Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position' seem to be highly rated on Tire Rack. Any word on those?
__________________
Specs: '11 335i sedan|6sp Manual|Space Gray Metallic|Oyster Leather|Aluminum Trim.
Options: Premium|Sport|iDrive|Comfort Access|Power Rear Sunshade|Park Distance Control|Satellite Radio|iPod|Harman Kardon|Music Interface for Smartphone.
SmoothStyle1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
SmoothStyle1
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i sedan, 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NC, USA

Posts: 317
iTrader: (0)

Just stumbled upon the 'Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport' on Tirerack. All 4 for $650 and highly rated by BMW owners. Seems like a no-brainer. Might have to go with these.
__________________
Specs: '11 335i sedan|6sp Manual|Space Gray Metallic|Oyster Leather|Aluminum Trim.
Options: Premium|Sport|iDrive|Comfort Access|Power Rear Sunshade|Park Distance Control|Satellite Radio|iPod|Harman Kardon|Music Interface for Smartphone.
SmoothStyle1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #6
Gary@TireRack
Moderator
 
Gary@TireRack's Avatar
 
Drives: Formerly 1995 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Bend, IN, Tire Rack HQ

Posts: 4,382
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothStyle1 View Post
Just stumbled upon the 'Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport' on Tirerack. All 4 for $650 and highly rated by BMW owners. Seems like a no-brainer. Might have to go with these.
Great tire for the price. Many like the RE760 Sport and it is near the top of its category in our customer survey data.

Tires http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AH8&...ires/index.jsp
__________________
Gary
Tire and Wheel Forum Moderator. Tire Rack Sales Rep
Gary@Tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=AH8&url=index.jsp

Please refer to 'Gary' as your previous contact when you order online.
Gary@TireRack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #7
osteopathXI
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 328xi Coupe E92
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rhode Island

Posts: 177
iTrader: (0)

Michelin Pilot Super Sports!
Yes, they are expensive, ~$220/each, but if you buy them from Discount Tire Direct, price match them! I was able to get them for ~$165/each!
osteopathXI is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
Smooth 330i
Captain
 
Smooth 330i's Avatar
 
Drives: Sleepy 330i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 944
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothStyle1 View Post
I'll take a look at those. Thanks.

The 'Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position' seem to be highly rated on Tire Rack. Any word on those?

I installed a set on my 08 TL-S and they don't compare to PSS or PS2. Very good tire but not great. The steering feedback, stability and cornering are missing. I have PS2 on e90 and love them. You get what you pay for.
__________________

E90 330i Sport | JRZ RS1 | Dinan | Quaife | Evolve
M3 Bits | GC | Apex | Braile | Supersprint | Reccaro
Stoptech BBK | BMW Perf | Macht Schnell | Turner
Smooth 330i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 01:26 PM   #9
phillip@bmpdesign
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tyler, TX

Posts: 177
iTrader: (0)

The new BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2's are also very highly rated. A little newer model that came out, and still no Michelin, but built by the same MAST company as Michelin and shares some technology with their high performance line up.
__________________
Phillip Wilmeth
-=BMP Design=-
1-800-648-7278
Like us on facebook!
phillip@bmpdesign is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #10
Rollo`
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 328i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: US

Posts: 294
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothStyle1 View Post
Just stumbled upon the 'Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport' on Tirerack. All 4 for $650 and highly rated by BMW owners. Seems like a no-brainer. Might have to go with these.
This is what I am getting when I replace the runflats...great tire plus it is not directional so you can rotate side to side.
Rollo` is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #11
tigermack
OPN DIFF
 
tigermack's Avatar
 
Drives: 06' 330i MT TiAg
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pacific Ocean

Posts: 1,271
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to tigermack
Continental DW. Great for rain, good for dry, and very quiet.
__________________
M-tech front\Hartge CF lip\blacklines\M3 wheel\BMW P.E.\BMS powerbox\ST coils\BBS GT4

e36 - racecar - SCCA STX #188

Autocross vids https://www.youtube.com/user/tigermack
tigermack is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #12
Rollo`
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2009 328i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: US

Posts: 294
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothStyle1 View Post
I'll take a look at those. Thanks.

The 'Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position' seem to be highly rated on Tire Rack. Any word on those?
Absolutely awesome if you want an all season tire. I had these on my G37 sport and they performed flawlessly...I sold the car after about 5k miles so I can't speak to longevity but otherwise they are great tires.
Rollo` is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-19-2013, 11:07 AM   #13
GOTMH8N
Stay Classy
 
GOTMH8N's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: c

Posts: 1,023
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillip@bmpdesign View Post
The new BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2's are also very highly rated. A little newer model that came out, and still no Michelin, but built by the same MAST company as Michelin and shares some technology with their high performance line up.
I did some research on these as well and they seem to be a legit tire for the price. I'm looking into these for summer
GOTMH8N is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #14
freshwater
Private First Class
 
freshwater's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 335i Jet Black Sports pkg
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlifxs View Post
check out Car and Driver's most recent comparison test of summer tires, on their website. Tirerak,com also has good surveys where buyers have rated tires, by attribute.

I have a 328i with sport package and have Continental Extreme Contact DW. Decent traction in both dry and wet, good treadwear rating.
I will not buy the DWS (not sure about DW), they good on Wet and Snow, but get very noisy after 10K, get Uneven surface after 25K, very soft on corners if you coming from Run flat which are hard on corners.

I have 335i Sport pkg, I will be moving to Michelin or something other then these CECDWS. I feel the Rubber Material they used in these tires is not as good as others like Michelin so that cause lot of noise and a very uncomfortable Ride..
freshwater is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #15
JS82
Captain
 
JS82's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 328i 6MT Jet Black
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PA USA

Posts: 632
iTrader: (11)

I recommend the Michelin PSS. I have them in 19" as my summer setup and love them. They are pricey but worth every penny. One of the best street tires out there.
JS82 is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2013, 01:29 AM   #16
hawaiianeze
Major Pain
 
hawaiianeze's Avatar
 
Drives: LCI E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 1,208
iTrader: (0)

nitto nt05 are amazing summer performance tires, never felt so much traction before, hankook v12 are great also
__________________
hawaiianeze is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #17
driverman
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2008 E90 328i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA

Posts: 589
iTrader: (0)

OP: Do you want summer or all season tires?

If you want summer, the latest Car&Driver summer tire comparison mentioned by another poster provides great info. So does the latest tirerack comparison test of Max Perf Summer tires, as well as tirerack's survey results for Max Perf Summer tires.

If you want all season, I recommend you look at tirerack's survey results for the various categories of all season tires.
driverman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 03:10 PM   #18
SmoothStyle1
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i sedan, 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NC, USA

Posts: 317
iTrader: (0)

Thanks to those that referenced the Car & Driver article (http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...mparison-tests).

The article reaffirmed my choice of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sports which finished 4th in the comparison. I was tempted by the Hankook Ventus V12 Evos but decided to go with the Bridgestones due to better wear.

Thanks for all the advice given here.
__________________
Specs: '11 335i sedan|6sp Manual|Space Gray Metallic|Oyster Leather|Aluminum Trim.
Options: Premium|Sport|iDrive|Comfort Access|Power Rear Sunshade|Park Distance Control|Satellite Radio|iPod|Harman Kardon|Music Interface for Smartphone.
SmoothStyle1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #19
brocklanders
Captain
 
brocklanders's Avatar
 
Drives: Mineral white 135i
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: houston

Posts: 889
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
06 325  [0.00]
hankook rs3
brocklanders is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-21-2013, 11:27 PM   #20
Lifted07Duramax
Major
 
Drives: 2008 BMW red 335i coupe
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: springfield, mo

Posts: 1,360
iTrader: (1)

Achilles from all I've read on them have gotten great reviews and they are dirt cheap.
Lifted07Duramax is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 01:38 AM   #21
Dhoffm80
Private First Class
 
Drives: 09,e92,335i,6m,nav,sprt,cw,19"
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hoover, AL

Posts: 100
iTrader: (0)

I'd go with a Michelin PSS myself bmw isn't putting them on their M cars just cause they are on the cheaper end of high end performance tires.

They have good traction and wear well and evenly with a negative camber cause of bi rubber compound and Kevlar reinforced belts.

BMW picks there tires for a reason and to be honest if you can afford to buy them they are the best all around tire for wear, noise, handling,and comfort.
Dhoffm80 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-24-2013, 01:53 AM   #22
Dhoffm80
Private First Class
 
Drives: 09,e92,335i,6m,nav,sprt,cw,19"
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Hoover, AL

Posts: 100
iTrader: (0)

all i have to say about hankook v12 or sr3 when you read the reviews on tirerack sort them from lowest to highest and see if you make it into the good reviews.

for 150 a tire yea i guess they are ok and most people who are cheap will agree they are great for price and will think a PS2, PSS, PZero, or Pontenza are awfull for price but truth is if they are that great and PS2, PSS, PZero, or Pontenza are so bad why wouldn't Ferrari, Aston, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes who do extensive testing on tires for performance dry, wet, even wear and tire life switch to the above to pocket the difference in price.
Dhoffm80 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST