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      08-19-2017, 08:07 AM   #23
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Damn!!! Must have been a typo though?
At more than 20% cheaper than the other very competitive online retailers, I would guess that they would make little profit or perhaps a loss at that price.

Here's hoping that the right tyres are there waiting for me on Saturday!
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Nice one Fat dog. I reckon someones getting a spanking at Halfords about now...

I wait to see how many excuses are given as to why they can't fulfil the order when I get there.
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That's the price for 255/35/96Y. The BMW tyres are 255/35/92Y - and there are two types listed, one of which is annotated BMW.
What's the difference?
the 92 Vs 96 is load rating. higher is normally better but obviously results in a stiffer tyre wall. if in doubt go higher

the BMW approval is not worth much, if it's unnoted and cheaper, go cheaper like for like with size and load rating
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As per thread, I'm getting my rear tyres swapped on Saturday for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. I've just had the fronts done today (MPS4S as well) and was surprised to see a balancing spot on the tyres, a red one in this case. I haven't seen these marks on Michelin tyres for years. I was informed a few years ago that Michelin now claim that their tyres are exceptionally uniform, so don't require such markings.

Anybody else who has MPS4S fitted get this red spot too?
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As per thread, I'm getting my rear tyres swapped on Saturday for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. I've just had the fronts done today (MPS4S as well) and was surprised to see a balancing spot on the tyres, a red one in this case. I haven't seen these marks on Michelin tyres for years. I was informed a few years ago that Michelin now claim that their tyres are exceptionally uniform, so don't require such markings.

Anybody else who has MPS4S fitted get this red spot too?
They weren't on my MPS4 (not S).
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No dots on mine.

FYI - Kwik Fit are doing fronts for 195 fitted. Not as good a deal as the Halfords but best I've seen.

And yes I know it means letting KF loose on the car, but I've gone for mobile fitting so should be able to keep an eye on them!
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No dots on mine.

FYI - Kwik Fit are doing fronts for 195 fitted. Not as good a deal as the Halfords but best I've seen.

And yes I know it means letting KF loose on the car, but I've gone for mobile fitting so should be able to keep an eye on them!
Crikey, I'd rather let a bunch of Orangutans loose on my car!
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      08-26-2017, 05:18 PM   #31
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Crikey, I'd rather let a bunch of Orangutans loose on my car!
Yeah,yeah, I know, but the wheels they are going on are currently off the car so that takes a big chunk of potential damage out of the equation and I'll be sure to check and agree wheel condition before handing them over and taking them back.

Besides have you any idea of how much grief is involved in putting a primate to work these days? PETA/monkey/selfie grief

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So what the difference between Pilot Sport 4 S and Pilot Sport 4 S Limited Edition

One is 207 and the other is 247

http://www.blackcircles.com/catalogu...?tyre=35733694

http://www.blackcircles.com/catalogu...?tyre=36326359
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      08-26-2017, 05:46 PM   #33
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Bit more touchy feely

Is it worth 40, not to me, YMMV
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Bit more touchy feely

Is it worth 40, not to me, YMMV
Good find.

Agreed, it appears its a waste of money as there are no performance improvements!

Physically, the two versions of the tire are identical. So the difference in design makes no difference in actual performance whatsoever. In fact, Michelin even says you can mix and match standard PS4S tires and the Premium Touch variants on your car.
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Bit more touchy feely

Is it worth 40, not to me, YMMV
Completely pointless imo!
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Just a quick heads up for anybody considering swapping to or replacing MPS4S tyres, Halfords Autocentres are currently doing the 255/35/19 size for 168.31 fully fitted. First time I've seen them under the 200 quid mark.

I can't take anymore of the S001's RFT that came standard fit with the car, even though there's still more than half the life left in them. It's ridiculous that this is still the most popular standard fit by BMW on brand new cars with 19" wheels.
Just FYI Costco have a special promo on at the moment for all 19 inch Michelin Tyres. Quoted me 605.56 for all 4 for my F31 335D (That's inc VAT and fitted!).
Heard these will be so much better than my old Bridgestone RFTs - although to be fair these have lasted 25k from new! I guess a can of instant tyre 'repair' is now necessary? Also should tyre pressure be the same as for the old RFTs?
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This is tempting. I've only done 5000 miles on my RFTs but they are horrid. Would it be easy to sell them on if they were taken off? Much of a market?
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Just FYI Costco have a special promo on at the moment for all 19 inch Michelin Tyres. Quoted me 605.56 for all 4 for my F31 335D (That's inc VAT and fitted!).
Heard these will be so much better than my old Bridgestone RFTs - although to be fair these have lasted 25k from new! I guess a can of instant tyre 'repair' is now necessary? Also should tyre pressure be the same as for the old RFTs?
A mate of mine had his tyres changed at Costco on Monday. He got rid of the Bridgestone RFTs for the 4Ss. benefited from the 100 off offer.

Pressure - He is running 36 front and 37 rear.
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Just swapped from Bridgestone rft to Michelin PS4s. Seem quieter and a bit smoother ride. Paid about 168 each from Thistlethwaites Bolton (pro tyre). They price matched Black circles
Great tyre fitters with years of experience working on alloys etc. Never had any issues with them
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Costco near me Bristol only has the fronts in 4s
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This is tempting. I've only done 5000 miles on my RFTs but they are horrid. Would it be easy to sell them on if they were taken off? Much of a market?
I stuck my rfts on eBay and sold them with out issue.
You won't get much and if they are undamaged and repair free it helps?
I'm on my second set of rear MPS4s now after changing all 4 awhile back. Great Tyre.
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Crikey, I'd rather let a bunch of Orangutans loose on my car!
That's a bit of a insult to our hairy orange friends.
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For those without Costo membership Camskill stock the 255 35 19 PS4S for 155 each delivered. Then find a local fitter (mine charges 10 per tyre fitted).
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Crikey, I'd rather let a bunch of Orangutans loose on my car!
That's a bit of a insult to our hairy orange friends.
Kwik fit fitters aren't our friends!
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