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Old 05-19-2013, 11:54 PM
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Bye Bye Run-Flats

Yes I know that there are numerous threads on tires and the ups and downs of run-flats but after seeing an 8 year old thread get resurrected I figured I could start another one on tires.

Just ditched my Pirelli run-flats (225/35/19 front and 255/30/19 rear) for Michelin PSS (235/35/19 front and 265/30/19 rear) and am kicking myself that it took 3 1/2 years to do it.

Still breaking them in so they feel a tad greasy but hitting road imperfections is night and day. In fact my girlfriend was following me yesterday and commented that I wasn't swerving around as much as normal. I told her that the reason was hitting FREAKING MANHOLE COVERS AND TEENY TINY POTHOLES isn't a cause for anxiety attacks anymore. Can only imagine the handling will be exponentially better in a few hundred miles.

Was going to try ContinentalExtreme DW but my size was on backorder so I went with the PSS. Truth be told, I was kind of glad I was given a reason to justify the price increase.

So the reason for this thread is twofold:

1- To anyone unsatisfied with their run-flats..... Dump them! Worth every penny!

2- To Munich..... Give us these tires (or something comparable) on our non-M 3 series! Instead of figuring out how to fit a first-aid kit and warning triangle into the trunk, put in a donut spare and fit the car with tires that complement the rest of the car.

Wondering the percentage of owners who have ditched their run-flats as well.

PS - When I was getting them installed, the place I was at was trying to get me to buy a new set of 19" TSW wheels they've had laying around for some time. Looked pretty sweet and were a crazy good price. I happen to like my OEM Style 230's but if anyone in the Greater Puget Sound is interested PM me and I'll tell you some more details.

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Old 05-20-2013, 02:34 AM
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:09 PM
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Removing the run flats was the best thing I have ever done to my car. It feels like the car that I want to drive now. I kept my run flats for 2yrs just because I did not want to remove tires with good tread life on them, knowing how much better the car rides I would have done it sooner.

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