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      01-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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RFT Option and Size

Hi,

I am looking to upgrade my tires and would like to get your suggestion.

I would like to stick with RFT. Car specs below:

335i Coupe with M Sports package
M ALLOY WHEELS DOUBLE SPOKE 225
19inch Bridgestone OEM Tires
Front 225/35R19
Rear 255/30R19

Other than Bridgestone and Pirelli do I have any other options in the above size ?
Are Pirelli any better than the OEM Bridgestone ?
Can these wheels accommodate other sizes, so my options expand ?

I am looking to get better handling/grip with less road noise and bumpy ride. I understand it might be difficult achieve that with RFT, but what can get me closest to it.

Thanks.
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Alternate sizing that fits is 235/35R19 up front and 265/30R19 rear. Top summer tires in these sizes for handling and grip in a non run flat tire would include the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and the Continental Extreme Contact DW.


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      01-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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Hi,

I am looking to upgrade my tires and would like to get your suggestion.

I would like to stick with RFT. Car specs below:

335i Coupe with M Sports package
M ALLOY WHEELS DOUBLE SPOKE 225
19inch Bridgestone OEM Tires
Front 225/35R19
Rear 255/30R19

Other than Bridgestone and Pirelli do I have any other options in the above size ?
Are Pirelli any better than the OEM Bridgestone ?
Can these wheels accommodate other sizes, so my options expand ?

I am looking to get better handling/grip with less road noise and bumpy ride. I understand it might be difficult achieve that with RFT, but what can get me closest to it.

Thanks.
Consider 235f and 255r or 245f and 265r Michelin Pilot Super Sport.
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Consider 235f and 255r or 245f and 265r Michelin Pilot Super Sport.
Don't think PSS is RFT as OP wants to stay with RFT
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      01-23-2013, 02:10 AM   #5
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Are their any other options I have instead of Non RFT ?

Are the Pirelli RFT any better than the Bridgestones ?
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      01-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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If you must stay with run flat tires, the best option in 19" for your car is the Pirelli Pzero RFT, and you'll need to stick with 225/35R19 up front and 255/30R19 rear (there are no run flat tires made in 235/35R19or 265/30R19).

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Just ditch the RFT, get a small spare for the trunk or get the flate tire kit. You'll be much happier with non RFT's
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Go with the Michelin pilot sports 2 zp (they are runflats) I currently have 18s great tire and really performs!
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      01-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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Dump the run flats and get a small spare.
Less money and more options.
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      02-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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Are the Pilot Sport PS2 ZP better than Pirellis in all categories:
Road noise
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Handling
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      02-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #11
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Go with the Michelin pilot sports 2 zp (they are runflats) I currently have 18s great tire and really performs!
I second this! Michelin PS2 RFTs are much better ride quality, but they also don't last very long from a tread wear standpoint. I've gotten about 25k miles on a set max.
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      02-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #12
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I have been looking online and I cannot find the PS2 ZP anywhere, are they discontinued ? Could anyone suggest where I could purchase them from ?

How do the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT perform in comparison to the PS2 ? Are they available in size which will fit my car ?
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The Michelin Pilot Sports 2 runflats are absolutely amazing. So much better than the bridgestone runflats that were on my e90. If I were going for all season I would definitely try the 960AS...

Tirerack should have both tires.
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      02-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #14
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I have looked through tirerack and other websites but have not found the PS2 ZP in 225 or 235 size.

Is this a special order ? Can anyone share a link where they can purchased from ?
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The Michelin PS2 ZP is not made in sizes 225/35R19 or 235/35R19.

If you must stay with run flat tires, the best option in 19" for your car is the Pirelli Pzero RFT, and you'll need to stick with 225/35R19 up front and 255/30R19 rear (there are no run flat tires made in 235/35R19or 265/30R19).

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