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Old 03-02-2014, 02:12 AM
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Whats the best tire?

Can anyone make a recommendation for a tire that fits these requirements:
Must be made for extreme heat during the summer.
Not really looking for a low profile tire.
Must fit on the 20 inch M sport rims with no spacers or any such thing required.
Ride very comfortable and quiet.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, since Im getting close to ditching my RFT's and need to place my order soon.
Thanks guys!

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Old 03-02-2014, 05:51 AM
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Pirelli p zero nero hands down!


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Old 03-02-2014, 07:13 AM
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Thanks! I will google review them now. These are strictly summer tires?
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:45 AM
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Very smooth tire. Pirelli all the way
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:11 AM
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Take a look at Michelin Pilot Sport AS3's also. They are all seasons and perform better than many summer tires for grip.


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Old 03-02-2014, 09:16 AM
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Take a look at Michelin Pilot Sport AS3's also. They are all seasons and perform better than many summer tires for grip.


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Appreciate the response. I must say, I pretty drive in a straight line so Im not so much looking for grip as I am looking for pure quietness and smoothness.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:30 AM
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Id even look at yokohama tires. Pirelli anf Yokohama are a very common O.E. tire from Euro manufacturers. Very soft sidewalls acomodate the Factory Negative Camber that comes with the cars and provides a smooth ride
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i seem to blow thru pirellis at an alarming rate. like 6k miles or less.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:14 PM
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Appreciate the response. I must say, I pretty drive in a straight line so Im not so much looking for grip as I am looking for pure quietness and smoothness.

Continental DWS are nice too but I have them on one of my boy's e90's. My other son has the AS3's and I like them better. Super quiet and soft.


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How many miles can you get out of the Continental DWS's?
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Oh the irony of ironies. So last night I got a thick nail punture in my RTF. Well they work as advertised. The upside is that I was able to drive home last night (albiet rather slowly) and drive around all morning trying to find a place to repair the tire.
The downside: The first place I went to was the BMW dealership to see if they could patch the tire. The nail was in the middle of the tire so I thought it would be a quick in and out procedure. They said their policy was they dont repair RFT's, they only replace them and they tried to sell me one for almost 650 dollars. I balked and found an independent garage that was able to patch it up. The other reason I didnt buy a new RFT is because I plan on ditching them so it made no sense to purchase a new one.
My question is, are you not supposed to patch/repair RFT's??

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:42 PM
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How many miles can you get out of the Continental DWS's?
I normally get 55K miles + on Continental DWS, and like them a lot and will highly recommend them.
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My question is, are you not supposed to patch/repair RFT's??
RFT are not repairable unless your tire guy is named Floyd.

Just one of the the great reasons to fit a BMW with a real performance tire.
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Conti DWS Extreme Contact with the same size as your Runcrap.


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Old 03-07-2014, 08:44 PM
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RFT are not repairable unless your tire guy is named Floyd.

Just one of the the great reasons to fit a BMW with a real performance tire.
Seriously? So far the patch job is holding up..I will check the pressure again today. RFT's= biggest scam in the world. 3 times more expensive than any other tire and you arent supposed to patch them even if you have a simple nail puncture. Crazy!

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Old 03-08-2014, 08:46 AM
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Seriously? So far the patch job is holding up..I will check the pressure again today. RFT's= biggest scam in the world. 3 times more expensive than any other tire and you arent supposed to patch them even if you have a simple nail puncture. Crazy!
This link shows which RFT tires can and cannot be repaired according to the manufacturers.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=226
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