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Old 10-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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Steering issue after replacing rear tires.

Hello,

I have a 335i and I recently replaced my stock rear Bridgestone Potenza runflats with Continental ExtremeContact DWS and have noticed some serious tramlining on the highways. Steering feels squirrelly as opposed to the tight precise feel that I was accostumed to, especially at highway speeds. Is this because I'm running my original runflats in the front with the new Conti non-runflats in the rear? I asked several tire places if this would be ok, and they said it was fine. Now I'm wondering if I should replace my fronts with matching Contis or if I should replace my rears with new Potenza runflats. Anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:17 AM
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Hello,

I have a 335i and I recently replaced my stock rear Bridgestone Potenza runflats with Continental ExtremeContact DWS and have noticed some serious tramlining on the highways. Steering feels squirrelly as opposed to the tight precise feel that I was accostumed to, especially at highway speeds. Is this because I'm running my original runflats in the front with the new Conti non-runflats in the rear? I asked several tire places if this would be ok, and they said it was fine. Now I'm wondering if I should replace my fronts with matching Contis or if I should replace my rears with new Potenza runflats. Anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.
Were the run flats summer tires? You will notice a little more play with the all seasons compared to summer tires.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:23 PM
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Yes, the runflats were summer tires. They were the 18" Bridgestone Potenza's RFTs that originally came with the car (sport package).
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:41 PM
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Yes, the runflats were summer tires. They were the 18" Bridgestone Potenza's RFTs that originally came with the car (sport package).
Thats why. You should replace all 4 tires. Summer tires get very hard and lose traction when temps get below 40F. Also new tires shed their molding compound for the first 500 miles, so their will be some extra play in new tires.
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thats why. You should replace all 4 tires. Summer tires get very hard and lose traction when temps get below 40f. Also new tires shed their molding compound for the first 500 miles, so their will be some extra play in new tires.
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I have just purchased a 2006 320i, the dealer replaced the rear tyres. On the way home the car was tramming terribly on the highway. They have put different tyres on the rear to what the front is running i wonder if this is causing the problem?
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Yes, as many others have found, mixing tires can cause unstable handling.
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