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Old 01-05-2013, 01:49 AM
Mark K Mark K is offline
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Originally Posted by av98 View Post
I'm just perplexed why BMW doesn't just put Michelin PS2 RFTs and just call it a day in all the 3 series. It's what they used to do in the non-RFT days. None of this silly AS or summer tire combinations. PS2s or PSS are just as good in dry or wet weather with reasonable tread life; excluding snow of course. Hopefully an RFT for the PSS comes out soon as the treadware is much better than the PS2s.
Conspiracy theorist in me (when I wear tin-foil hat) says they didn't want to force customers to (almost) mandatory tire change and expose them to non-run flats. I know, I accepted my car's shenanigans (steering wheel tug, vibrations of cabin panels, noise, truck driving experience) faulting myself for wanting ZSP equipped car UNTIL I had to switch to winter tires. Then I knew it wasn't my fault. I also know right now it wasn't my fault because on Michelin PSS go-flat tires the car is superb.

I'm still strongly convinced that, if 100% of E9x and F30 owners were forced to switch to go-flat rubber, less than 10% would go back to RFT - regardless of all "safety" and "convenience" arguments you can read on these boards.

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