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Old 04-23-2018, 10:10 AM
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428i WANT TO REMOVE RUNFLATS TIRE FOR STANDARD TIRE WITH BEST COMFORT TOURING

I am not a speed demon. And dont drive over 80 mph.. Dont need super performance or care about super handling.. Im looking for the best non run flat with comfort and low road noise. What are some of your suggestion . My front are 225/45/18 and my rear is 255/40/18..
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:54 AM
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:10 AM
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i live in cali so im looking for the best summer luxury touring tire... it can actually be any tire class. just looking for someone to recommend something that standed out to them as mind blowing comfort from a tire
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:36 PM
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i live in cali so im looking for the best summer luxury touring tire... it can actually be any tire class. just looking for someone to recommend something that standed out to them as mind blowing comfort from a tire
There are lots of threads here on this topic if you do a search. Having said that, go to tirerack.com and put in a tire search based on your vehicle. It's a great search engine. Then sort the listing by best consumer reviews. Within that, look for a GT or touring tire and open it up. From there you can get to a survey of all the tires in that class and how they rate. There is a specific rating for noise under the "comfort" heading.
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thx.. i was looking for suggestions from people that have own certain tires on this car. from there personal experience...
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thx.. i was looking for suggestions from people that have own certain tires on this car. from there personal experience...
The problem with what you are asking is, this is (mostly) an enthusiast website dedicated to BMWs. You state you want the quietest tire and dont care about performance because "you are not a speed demon".

Setting aside the fact that one should never put on tires that can not handle the speed a car can deliver (regardless of whether you use it all or not), the main focus of people on THIS site is going to be on either performance tires, or all season tires that wear well, or tires that work well in the snow for these cars.

not necessarily the "quietest most comfortable softest tire". That sort of goes against what the CAR is (BMWs in general are not the "quietest most comfortable" type cars.

So, you are going to be better off researching on tire rack or something like that as mentioned. You can read through the information, and since its a vendor that deals with tires, it will be relevant.. at least as relevant as what you read here.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:21 PM
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people can still give me there opinion on the most comfortable tire they have used...
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You'll be happy with a summer grand touring, all-season grand touring or standard touring tire. Read about them at the links below to see the difference in the classes & available tires. You can add filters to remove run-flats from the choices; add in your tire size & you'll see the ones that are available to you. Happy hunting!

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/types...at.jsp?perf=GT
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/types....jsp?perf=GTAS
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/types...at.jsp?perf=ST

Here are the consumer ratings for the various tires within their category:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve...ay.jsp?type=GT
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve....jsp?type=GTAS
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve...ay.jsp?type=ST
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thx.. i was looking for suggestions from people that have own certain tires on this car. from there personal experience...
Honestly, TireRack ratings may be better info. Feedback from actual testing and 1000s of customers, vs a handful of responses here, from members that may or may not value the same qualities of a tire as you do, or have the same opinion as to what constitutes "comfortable".
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tire rack customer emailed me with a response saying. since im running the 400m wheels the best ride tires that he wants to recommend will change my tire setup. but its fine.. he said get the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus run the front 225/45/18 since the rim is 18x8 and run a 245/45/18 in the rear since the rear rim is 18x8.5... stock tire are 255/40/18.. but these amazing pirelli's dont offer that size.. he said it i want comfort get those.. havent driven anything better... has anyone tried a simliar set up or driven on these tires
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Oh please, enough already! You're gotten the reco. for Tire Rack. Use it!
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Actually it appears the OP did contact tire rack and got a recommendation for a specific tire (the Pirelli cinurato A/S plus ), and is now wondering if anyone has any experience with that tire. Thats totally within bounds, in my opinion, as now its a question of "I got this info from the vendor but wondered if anyone has personal experience"...

I dont have experience with that tire ( I run summers all year around here), and I dont hate my run flats, so cant help OP at all with this. If I was buying non run flat tires I would get Michellin PSS (whatever the current ones are), and would be looking at Bridgestone driveguards as run flats (if I did not have to replace the tires one at a time).
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I was in a similar situation and chose eventually between Continental DWS06 and Michelin Pilot A/S 3. Based on recommendations here and reading reviews I selected Michelin. Also I heard the Continentals were getting end of life. I ordered the Michelin's and should have them installed this week and will report my findings. I hope they give me the combination of comfort and performance without sacrificing tread life. Really look forward to testing them this weekend!

Just because the OPs focus is comfort rather than performance he can still get good advice in this forum. We all like BMW in these forums but that doesn't mean we all drive them the same.
My first priority is comfort (after having the runflats originally on my car) followed by treadlife and performance.

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I'm sure you'd be very happy with Continental DWS 06. Very quiet, long life, smooth ride and fine for LA's occasional rain. I had them on my BMW's when we lived in SoCal
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I'm sure you'd be very happy with Continental DWS 06. Very quiet, long life, smooth ride and fine for LA's occasional rain. I had them on my BMW's when we lived in SoCal
I made a similar move on my old 2012 335 M sport. The change from the Michelin RFT to the Contis was dramatic. The DWS's are not an ultra performance tire but for your needs and mine at the time, they were nearly the equal of the Michelin Pilot Sports in dry traction and the freeway ride and overall comfort were significantly better. Plus the wear rate was better as well, consistent with a summer performance tire vs ultra performance.

Finally, I bought them from Discount Tire Direct during one of their holiday sales (huge rebates) and paid less than $500 for a 225/255 18" set delivered. Had the local America's tire mount and balance and was all in for less than $600. The next DDT sale will be around Memorial day and I plan to swap out the Bridgestone RFT's on my 435 M with another set of Contis or something similar.

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I made a similar move on my old 2012 335 M sport. The change from the Michelin RFT to the Contis was dramatic. The DWS's are not an ultra performance tire but for your needs and mine at the time, they were nearly the equal of the Michelin Pilot Sports in dry traction and the freeway ride and overall comfort were significantly better. Plus the wear rate was better as well, consistent with a summer performance tire vs ultra performance.

Finally, I bought them from Discount Tire Direct during one of their holiday sales (huge rebates) and paid less than $500 for a 225/255 18" set delivered. Had the local America's tire mount and balance and was all in for less than $600. The next DDT sale will be around Memorial day and I plan to swap out the Bridgestone RFT's on my 435 M with another set of Contis or something similar.
thx.. im now narrowed down to the conti dws 6 and the pirelli cinturato p7 all season plus, some are saying that the michelin ps4s are not grand touring but are super comfortable aswell. best of both worlds. idk
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Pirelli cinturato p7 all season plus

Sounds like we have basically the same car. I have a 2015 428i M-sport, stock 704 suspension (no adaptive). In the summer, I run what came with the car, the staggered 225/45/18 and 255/40/18 ContiSport Contact 5 SSRs (run flat) on the 400m OEM wheels. In the winter I run a square setup 225/45/18 Pirelli cinturato p7 all season plus (go flat) on 18x8.5 Enkei TSP6 wheels -- for those wonder why such a "narrow" tire on an 8.5 width wheel, it's a long story but basically I initially bought the tires for 8" wheels, so now I want to get enough use out of them before swapping them for 235 or 245 tires. This info is just for reference.

Anyways, regarding the Pirelli's you're specifically inquiring about, and on my car, I think they're fine. Comfortable, not too noisy, get good gas mileage out of them, pretty good light snow/ice traction (I notice you live in Cali so this won't be a problem), and handling characteristics are ok. I have no major problems or regrets with them. If in all honesty you really don't care to push your car much, I think you'll like them fine. I don't really push my car much in the winter.

However, it's a BMW afterall, and whether you are a most spirited driver or not, the car does tease you to push her every now and then. It is only in those times that I personally would've preferred going for the Conti DWS06 or Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ given that I won't get much snow where I am.

As a side note, this may be obvious to some, but not to me at the time (novice at buying wheels), getting lighter wheels and go flat tires saves quite a bit on weight, which you can actually appreciate in daily driving and gas mileage. Driving the same route on my summer setup vs. winter setup, I get about 4-5 more mpg avg with my winter setup.

Good luck.
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