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Old 01-21-2013, 06:48 PM
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Best RFT's to replace existing RFT's

I have been unable to find this question answered in previous threads and appologize if it has been & I missed it.

I am running 19" Sport Package wheels on an '11 535i with Michelin Primacy HP ZP run flat tires which have been driven 18,000 miles & will need repacement sometime in the not too distant future.

Not wishing to devote trunk space to a spare, jack et al, I would appreciate advice as to which of the run flat tires available for my vehicle should I consider for best replacing my existing tires.

Michelin Primacy HP ZP run flats, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT DSST run flats, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT run flats, Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat run flats, Pirelli PZero RFT run flats or any others of which I may not be aware.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:13 PM
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I think the only option missing from your list is the Pirelli PZero RFT.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:45 PM
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I think the only option missing from your list is the Pirelli PZero RFT.
Thanks... Pirellis didn't show up on Tire Rack's search, for some reason... now added to my original message. Any feelings as to which are best?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:06 PM
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Thanks... Pirellis didn't show up on Tire Rack's search, for some reason... now added to my original message. Any feelings as to which are best?
I have the Pirelli PZero on the GT. The tires only have about 500 miles on them so I can't say much about longevity. Otherwise they are pretty ok. Hopefully some others with more miles on their set have some better feedback. I would steer clear of the Goodyear's due to the bubbling issue.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:34 PM
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I have been unable to find this question answered in previous threads and appologize if it has been & I missed it.

I am running 19" Sport Package wheels on an '11 535i with Michelin Primacy HP ZP run flat tires which have been driven 18,000 miles & will need repacement sometime in the not too distant future.

Not wishing to devote trunk space to a spare, jack et al, I would appreciate advice as to which of the run flat tires available for my vehicle should I consider for best replacing my existing tires.

Michelin Primacy HP ZP run flats, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT DSST run flats, Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT run flats, Goodyear Excellence RunOnFlat run flats, Pirelli PZero RFT run flats or any others of which I may not be aware.
I've just had a set of out-of-round Pirelli's PZero swapped out under warranty - no problems with this set so far so just bad luck for me in this case.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:22 AM
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The best RFT's are non RFT's.
Take the best from Bridgestone or Michelin.
And put some counteractions in the back, a compressor and slime, doesn't take a lot of place.
The car drives far better than with the BMW standard abnomally.
Do a search, it has been lengthly discussed in this forum.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:07 PM
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The best RFT's are non RFT's.
Take the best from Bridgestone or Michelin.
And put some counteractions in the back, a compressor and slime, doesn't take a lot of place.
The car drives far better than with the BMW standard abnomally.
Do a search, it has been lengthly discussed in this forum.
i just bit the bullet & ordered a spare, jack & cover from Bimmerzone. I will put the RFT's on the car when I sell it. Is the consensus still that the Michelin PSS's are the best non-RF tires to get for my 2011 535i w/19" wheels for non-winter use or is there something else out there which performs better?


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