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      11-29-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
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Michelin Run-Flats for those who are interested...

Well, for those who are interested, I found out some info from Michelin about Run-flats for our Sport pkg 330i. They are coming out soon and here are the part #s and Descriptions.

Fronts: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: 225/40ZR18 PS2 88Y ZP (84568)
Rears: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: 255/35ZR18 PS2 90Y ZP (15999)

The ZP of course stands for Zero Pressure(Run Flats)
also notice they are Y rated tires (up to 160 mph)better than both V and W of course)
Hope this helps those who are interested.
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Found out what ?

They have been fitting them since start of production.

Nearly all the early 18" European cars had them on

i have seen many batches with them on here
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      11-29-2005, 05:00 PM   #3
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Interesting, i see the USA cars only has the W rating ones listed, but Europe has both w and Y listed

I have only seen Y rated ones
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      11-29-2005, 05:01 PM   #4
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If you have seen them in european cars that is fine and dandy, but here in the USA they are not available yet hence, none of our cars come with them and we love michelin tires
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Havent you had any Michelin 18's in the USA, or just not the Y rated ones ?
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We have no Michelin Tires that will fit Sport Pkg Rims that are Run- Flats. We have regular tires but not Run-Flats.
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Interesting

The W rated "PS2 Zero pressure" 's are listed for USA cars, but they were probably not fitted because you cant get replacements yet.

Dont know why they dont list the Y rated ones for USA cars
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      11-29-2005, 05:48 PM   #8
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True. I looked for Michelin RFTs for the stock 16" and didn't find any. Pilots are great tires. They HAVE to be better than these Bridgestone Turanzas. Choices are always good!
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wonder how they stack up vs non runflat ps2's
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Interesting, i see the USA cars only has the W rating ones listed, but Europe has both w and Y listed

I have only seen Y rated ones

The US gets shafted once again.
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Well, for those who are interested, I found out some info from Michelin about Run-flats for our Sport pkg 330i. They are coming out soon and here are the part #s and Descriptions.

Fronts: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: 225/40ZR18 PS2 88Y ZP (84568)
Rears: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: 255/35ZR18 PS2 90Y ZP (15999)

The ZP of course stands for Zero Pressure(Run Flats)
also notice they are Y rated tires (up to 160 mph)better than both V and W of course)
Hope this helps those who are interested.
Thanks for the info. I'm not overly impressed with the Bridgestones that I have on my 330i. At the moment, there is no alternative RFT in NA.
I've sent an email to Tirerack asking them when Michelin RFTs will be available for the 330i sport. When received, I'll post their response.
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I was curious, so, I called about a hour ago, i provide the size and part info that was posted and they dont show anything on their radar scope. TT said europes the first to get stuff, and they will only know the availability w/in 30 days.
FYI, just playing nicelyi n the sandbox
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About time we get the Michelin run flats here in the US. Any news on the Pilot Sport A/S?
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I've done the BMW performance center driving schools, and when I went last they said that you should get the dealer to put on Michelin, and not the Bridgestones. But they aren't an option, Yet!
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Well, for those who are interested, I found out some info from Michelin about Run-flats for our Sport pkg 330i. They are coming out soon and here are the part #s and Descriptions.

Fronts: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: 225/40ZR18 PS2 88Y ZP (84568)
Rears: Michelin Pilot Sport 2: 255/35ZR18 PS2 90Y ZP (15999)

The ZP of course stands for Zero Pressure(Run Flats)
also notice they are Y rated tires (up to 160 mph)better than both V and W of course)
Hope this helps those who are interested.
Are they designed for summer or all-season?
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Are they designed for summer or all-season?
Summer
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