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Old 05-05-2013, 05:10 PM
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Thumbs up Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 Non-RFT

I just got 4 new tires put on my e92 yesterday. They had the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RFT and IMO, they rode horrible. I didn't feel all that stable in them. The car has 15k miles on it, but I just didn't feel like waiting that long to get to replacement level, to truly enjoy the car. I feel like I can really enjoy it w/o having to worry.

Its raining currently, so I haven't had much on road time, but what I can tell you that is, it feels a hell of a lot more planted now. The road feel is solid, the jarring bumps you get running over a pothole or what not is nearly gone. You can still feel something, but it's much reduced. Road noise wise, it's about the same. I keep my stereo up so it's not crucial but helps. The car doesn't feel like it's hopping over big bumps, or nor does it tramlining like it used to.

This was definitely worth the money. For those of you curious what the price was:

4 tires - (2) 225/40/18, (2) 255/35/18
Road hazard protection
Mounting/balancing
Tire Disposal

$1129.00

Additionally, they gave me a $60 MIR redeemable for a GY cash card. Maybe I can find some goodies to spend this with.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:42 PM
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Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 Non-RFT

Come back in a few hundred miles when you have rubbed the mold compound off and the tires have heat cycled to their designed operating hardness. Reviews of brand new tires aren't really worth much.


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Old 05-05-2013, 05:46 PM
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Thanks. It makes sense. I was just excited. lol

I just hated my RFTs is all.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:04 PM
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I also changed to the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 run flats using the same tyre sizes for my e92 and have never looked back.
The best modification you can do for your Beemer in my opinion.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:33 PM
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I am resurrecting this thread to find out if anyone has a bit longer term experience with these tires? I'm thinking about replacing my RFTs on my '11 335i xDrive Coupe with these (the 18in staggered size variety).
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:03 PM
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I've have running on these Goodyear asymmetric 2 on my e92 with 18in staggered for exactly 2 years now and haven't looked back. I tried living with the run flats that came with the car and they are fine if you happen to live in Singapore or Dubai or any city that has fresh smooth tarmac roads. In my part of the world I found them insufferable.
The Goodyears transformed the car in a way I like, much smoother and quieter and can corner like a BMW should. They are made in Germany and have a rim flange to protect wheels from curbing. All four tyres leak at the same rate, about 1psi a fortnight and never had any problems with them.
The rears are wearing faster than the fronts (even though I never spin them) but I understand that is normal our cars.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:22 PM
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The Porsche (NO) version came OEM on my '13 Boxster. After 12k miles, I'm very happy with them. Great handling wet or dry, good ride, low road noise and very good grip in 40oF temps. And it looks like the rears will last about 30k and fronts 40k - fantastic for a summer performance tire.

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Old 08-14-2013, 01:04 AM
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Glad to know the "mold compound" wore off and they still ride great! I hate run flats and can't wait to drive without them.
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