12-22-2012, 04:07 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Mein Auto: 335IS
M5 tires in 19 or 20 - please tell your story
I was looking at the M5 tires for both standard BMW 19 or optional 20 inches wheels.
You have those dimensions:
Looking at Tirerack and other tire providers, it seems quite difficult to get them (availability is low, you have to order them) and there are no run-flat version of them. As far as I can search, there are only Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Pirelli P Zero Max that could work for such a car.
I am currently having run-flats on a 335 and those have actually been very convenient when I got a puncture (I could go back home and wait a day before going to the tire shop). I could also made them repaired quite easily too.
BMW is also providing a "repair kit" and I would like to know if it works nicely and could help me wait a few days until I get a new replacement tire. Also, after using the repair kit, would the punctured tire be fixable or not ?
Last, I have heard that the 20 inches are a bit more noisy than the 19 inches ones.
Tires size is not only about aesthetics, right ?
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.