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      04-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Alternatives to runflats

Just picked up an F30 335i sport. Loving the car, going to be hard keeping it under 4500 rpm for long. Already got pulled over for speeding and female officer let me off cause i apologized and she liked the car (melbourne red).

Not loving the Pirelli Cinturato P7 18" run flats. This is my first Bimmer, and was thinking of putting on Pilot Sports same sizing as my OEM 18" on the same rims. Did this tire work well on the e90? Will it effect the TPMS?

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Just picked up an F30 335i sport. Loving the car, going to be hard keeping it under 4500 rpm for long. Already got pulled over for speeding and female officer let me off cause i apologized and she liked the car (melbourne red).

Not loving the Pirelli Cinturato P7 18" run flats. This is my first Bimmer, and was thinking of putting on Pilot Sports same sizing as my OEM 18" on the same rims. Did this tire work well on the e90? Will it effect the TPMS?

Any ideas?
If you're gonna get new tires all around, get some 245s. 225s are too thin in my opinion.
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I love my Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires (not run-flat), but amazing on the E92.
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I have used PS2s before and they were great. The PSSs should be even better. I had RE-11s previously and thought they were just tremendous.

I do agree with Tremelo though. Some more tire would be great.
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I have used PS2s before and they were great. The PSSs should be even better. I had RE-11s previously and thought they were just tremendous.

I do agree with Tremelo though. Some more tire would be great.
maybe he doesn't want to buy new rims...

I heard new bridgestones r awesome too.
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maybe he doesn't want to buy new rims...

I heard new bridgestones r awesome too.
Yeah, should have gave more info. I don't want to go staggered, and I want to stay 18". I consider this set up cheaper and easier to deal with when problems occur with tires or rims.

I also really like the the new 18 sport line rims. I'll post pictures soon, but they look great.
No interest in any run flats either.

Newbie question but could I get a bit wider tire on the Sport line 18 rim?
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I love my Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires (not run-flat), but amazing on the E92.
thx....may give these a try.
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maybe he doesn't want to buy new rims...

I heard new bridgestones r awesome too.
Those are tires he's suggesting. Not rims.
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Yeah, should have gave more info. I don't want to go staggered, and I want to stay 18". I consider this set up cheaper and easier to deal with when problems occur with tires or rims.

I also really like the the new 18 sport line rims. I'll post pictures soon, but they look great.
No interest in any run flats either.

Newbie question but could I get a bit wider tire on the Sport line 18 rim?
Yes. You can. But don't go too crazy.
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Yeah, should have gave more info. I don't want to go staggered, and I want to stay 18". I consider this set up cheaper and easier to deal with when problems occur with tires or rims.

I also really like the the new 18 sport line rims. I'll post pictures soon, but they look great.
No interest in any run flats either.

Newbie question but could I get a bit wider tire on the Sport line 18 rim?
Yes. You can. But don't go too crazy.
How wide can we fit on there? I'd love a little more grip in the rear on a 335i.

245 pushing it? 235 maybe?
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maybe he doesn't want to buy new rims...

I heard new bridgestones r awesome too.
Those are tires he's suggesting. Not rims.
I didn't know u could fit wider than 225s on the stock 18 sport lines... Thats what I was referring to.
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Personally, I'll stick with run flat tires, as there doesn't seem to be a large detriment in performance or comfort any longer vs non-run flat tires, and I don't want to haul around a spare. I am probably going to go with a summer performance tire like the Pirelli P Zero (when they release the 225/45R18), but I'll still use the run flat version and keep my Pirelli P7 Cinturato All Season for the cold part of the year (we don't really have much of a winter here in Dallas).
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How wide can we fit on there? I'd love a little more grip in the rear on a 335i.

245 pushing it? 235 maybe?
I'm not an expert on fitting tires and I'm new to RFTs, but rim widths do not dictate a single tire width size. The width of a rim can fit a range of tire widths. My personal feeling is that BMW went with a thinner tire to promote better MPG. If you do change the width of your tires, I think you shouldn't stagger them since the wheels aren't staggered. Keep them all the same width whatever you go with. Hope this helps.
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you can probably get a 235 on the stock rims, tho if you got the tire insurance you probably have to get the same tires...

those pirellis suck, the contis are better
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Style 397 are 8" wide.

I don't think you would have much trouble with 235s or 245s but I guess we don't know until someone tries it.
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Should this work?

Continental Extreme Contact DW 235/40ZR18 95Y on the 397 BMW rim. About $700 at Tire rack.

I do not have the Bmw tire insurance, and I live 4 hours north of Toronto. So I need a proper "SNOW" tires anyway come winter. No need for all seasons for me.

What do you guys think?
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Should this work?

Continental Extreme Contact DW 235/40ZR18 95Y on the 397 BMW rim. About $700 at Tire rack.

I do not have the Bmw tire insurance, and I live 4 hours north of Toronto. So I need a proper "SNOW" tires anyway come winter. No need for all seasons for me.

What do you guys think?
It will work. If you do go with it, document it and post it up here. I'm sure many more folks around here will want to see your results. Good luck.
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Should this work?

Continental Extreme Contact DW 235/40ZR18 95Y on the 397 BMW rim. About $700 at Tire rack.

I do not have the Bmw tire insurance, and I live 4 hours north of Toronto. So I need a proper "SNOW" tires anyway come winter. No need for all seasons for me.

What do you guys think?
It will work. If you do go with it, document it and post it up here. I'm sure many more folks around here will want to see your results. Good luck.
+1. that would help a lot of people.
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why do you guys think that the Pirellis suck? I have them adn my ride is great. They seem to have great grip thus far and ride very smooth for run-flats
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why do you guys think that the Pirellis suck? I have them adn my ride is great. They seem to have great grip thus far and ride very smooth for run-flats
Pirellis are great tires. I've had experience with them on a Scion TC and Lamborghini Gallardo (odd combo, I know) and they don't seem to last very long at all. A friend swapped the TC pirellis for continentals and they ride a lot softer and quieter, and the Lambo got Michelins and they are some the best tires I've felt, even in such a rough riding car. And they both have lasted a long time! Even with the tire spinning tendencies of the latter
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Should this work?

Continental Extreme Contact DW 235/40ZR18 95Y on the 397 BMW rim. About $700 at Tire rack.

I do not have the Bmw tire insurance, and I live 4 hours north of Toronto. So I need a proper "SNOW" tires anyway come winter. No need for all seasons for me.

What do you guys think?
So blindmule did you ever switch out the run flats? If somewhat for and how do you like them and the difference?
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How wide can we fit on there? I'd love a little more grip in the rear on a 335i.

245 pushing it? 235 maybe?
some of the f30s come equipped (factory fitted) with mixed tires. 225 front 255 rear.
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