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Old 01-14-2013, 07:35 PM
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Need Tire Recommendations

I have a 2011 328i and it came with continental run flat tires 225/45 R 17 91 H M+S. I'm not pleased with the handling of these tires on the freeway. The car follows any slight groove on the freeway and pulls from side to side. I'm thinking about going to regular tires (without a spare) but want them to handle and track well at freeway speeds as well as around town. Anyone experience anything similar? Any ideas about tire recommendations?

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:54 PM
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Michelin pilot sport PS2 or the new Super sport, I had the PS2 for over 25K miles in two years and still have plenty of treads left.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:25 AM
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:30 AM
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Michelin pilot sport PS2 or the new Super sport, I had the PS2 for over 25K miles in two years and still have plenty of treads left.
I got these (all-season) much better then OEM..
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:47 AM
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I have a 2011 328i and it came with continental run flat tires 225/45 R 17 91 H M+S. I'm not pleased with the handling of these tires on the freeway. The car follows any slight groove on the freeway and pulls from side to side. I'm thinking about going to regular tires (without a spare) but want them to handle and track well at freeway speeds as well as around town. Anyone experience anything similar? Any ideas about tire recommendations?
Go-flat tires will not solve the tramlining, which is simply the tradeoff of having high-performance low profile tires. It's possible that low inflation is a cause. It's possible that you have an alignment problem. It's possible that Continental's run flats are not as developed as Bridgestone and Michelin.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:27 AM
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Almost everyone in this forum has had a similar issue. Swap the tires for non-RFTs, softer ride, agressive handling, and no trammlining. Problem solved. And oh yea, Michelin Pilot Sports are the way to go. Swapped mine out this summer and couldn't belive the difference. Good luck.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:20 PM
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Thanks all! Much appreciated!
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:34 PM
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+1 on the Bridgestones. Swapped out the Continentals for a set of these and am much happier. Rides almost like non-run flat tires and the handling doesn't seem compromised. Far less expensive too.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:57 PM
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Went with 235-45/17 Continental DWS go flats. Very pleased.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:33 PM
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+1 on the Bridgestones. Swapped out the Continentals for a set of these and am much happier. Rides almost like non-run flat tires and the handling doesn't seem compromised. Far less expensive too.
RE970AS for non-RFT. I love them.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:14 PM
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Is the RFT's similar to the PAX tire systems on honda odysseys?? They have a ring on the wheel, which allows the tire to run on in the event of low pressure. Just curious as to how the BMW rft's work.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:34 PM
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Is the RFT's similar to the PAX tire systems on honda odysseys?? They have a ring on the wheel, which allows the tire to run on in the event of low pressure. Just curious as to how the BMW rft's work.
BMW doesn't use PAX. The tires are supported entirely by the sidewall if you lose air pressure.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:56 PM
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If you are looking for an all-season, I really enjoyed my Conti Extreme Contact DWS on my old A4. If you are looking for a summer tire I recently swapped my factory Bridgestone RFT's for BFG G-Force Sport-Comp 2's on my '11 335i. So far I love them. I have also run Michelin Pilot Sports on an Audi, so far the BFG's are a better performance tire but with slightly more road noise. I am much happier with go-flats, I also experienced the the side to side and groove tracking at high speeds w/ the RFT's.... not nearly as bad with go-flats.
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Is the RFT's similar to the PAX tire systems on honda odysseys?? They have a ring on the wheel, which allows the tire to run on in the event of low pressure. Just curious as to how the BMW rft's work.
The PAX system is gone:

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 AM
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If I decide to replace the rft's, what are you guys doing as a back-up? IE...fix a flat, or bmw roadside assist? Ive looked at replacing with the BRS re760 sport tire. The store also quoted new tpms sensors!! Is this normal or covering thier behinds...if a tpms sensor is broken?

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