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Old 02-13-2012, 05:51 PM
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How about Hankook's V12. They are inexpensive and are probably one of the quietest tires around.
The price for the V12's is not much different from the Pilot Sport 3's.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:09 PM
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Ok, It's definitely all 225/45/17 thats what it comes up on Michelin's and a couple of other websites as my tyre size.

Now I have a bit of a dilemma. Do I actually want to ditch run flats or do I just want to ditch Bridgestone run flats. Because I can get run flats for pretty cheap from OS.

Here are the run flat options:
Continental SportContact 5 SSR
Dunlop SP SPORT 01 A ROF
Pirelli Cinturato P7
Pirelli P ZERO
Hankook Ventus S1 evo K107 HRS
Michelin PRIMACY HP ZP

Or should I ditch run-flats completely ? All I know for sure, is that I'm not buying anything Bridgestone again. Are any of those RFT's above close to standard tyre comfort ? Also note that they are listed in order of least to most expensive. But will happily pay more if one is way better then the other.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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Ok, did a bit more research and pretty much everyone says run flats are **** regardless of brand. Simple as that lol

I have ordered 4x goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric 2 as apparently they are the bees knees of tyres

Thanks for everyones input.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:55 AM
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I seriously doubt the previous owner changed anything as he was 60 years old.
Why would you think that, I am 70
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Thanks for the inputs on tire mileage.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the inputs on tire mileage.
Realized I didn't mention which brand - mileage was on PSS. I haven't done the Conti.
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Why would you think that, I am 70
touche I'm just saying generally people in that age bracket aren't to interested in modifying cars :P
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Ok, did a bit more research and pretty much everyone says run flats are **** regardless of brand. Simple as that lol

I have ordered 4x goodyear eagle f1 asymmetric 2 as apparently they are the bees knees of tyres

Thanks for everyones input.

Alex001 - did these tyres solve the problem for you?
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 AM
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Look into the Bridgestone RE760 Sport, I'm on my 3rd set, obviously quite happy with them. BTW I'm getting about 30,000 miles on them with the staggered setup
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Thanks - I am looking for a quiet tyre. I replaced the 17x225x45 run flats with Bridgestone ER300's but, whilst they are ok in the city, they are still loud on some country roads. In Australia we often use a fairly coarse aggregate in the country roads and on a long journey that can become really irritating.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:42 AM
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How about Hankook's V12. They are inexpensive and are probably one of the quietest tires around.
I had the V12s on my previous car, an Audi RS4. I've heard they are similar to the Conti DWS, in that they have very soft sidewalls. The ride was smooth/quiet and they were pretty grippy as well. But the sidewalls were way too soft... turn in was nonexistent. Those tires turned my RS4 into a Buick. The car also felt pretty disconnected on the highway as well.

After one season, I ditched them in favor of the new Michelin Super Sports. Wow, what a tire! It was everything the reviews promised. The ride was equally as smooth, quiet and grippy as the V12s but the car handled properly again.

I should disclaim, however, that the RS4 had a much more compliant ride to the E90. It was equally as firm, but nowhere near as harsh/crashy. So perhaps the very soft sidewall of the V12 might be a good match for the E90? Dunno...
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