Best Non RFT Option for 535d MSport

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Best Non RFT Option for 535d MSport

Post by kempy1971 » 13 Jun 2017, 20:07

Hi Guys, 1st post here for a while. Ive just upgraded from a 320d to a New (15 plate) 535d M Sport. It has RFT's on it which I dislike so Im looking for some feedback on best tyre choice?
On my 320 I tried Bridgestone Potenza's and Goodyear Eagle F1's - I have to say i much preferred the Goodyears.

I have staggered alloys on the 535, 245 45 18 front and 275 40 18 rear. Any suggestions? I.m a National Sales Manager so life on the road - I do 45000 miles per year so need a good mix of long lasting/performance.

Also, I do agree that 19's would look better, but really is it worth it? (my wife would also need a hell of alot of convincing lol)
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Post by cockneyrebel » 13 Jun 2017, 22:18

450000!!! :shock: got a branch on the moon.,??
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Post by kempy1971 » 13 Jun 2017, 23:04

Lololololol ummmmmmmm I think I made a bit of a mistake, make that 45k miles per year, NOT 450k haha
Thanks for pointing that out Cockneyrebel - original post now amended
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Post by M60NJP » 14 Jun 2017, 07:34

I'd certainly stick with 18s - 19s look better but little else......but the tyres are often a big step up in price (I'm assuming you have a car allowance and fund the maintenance yourself)

For tyres, most BMW owners favour mid-range for the combination of longevity anf grip/handling - so Kumho, Toyo, Falken (especially popular) and Uniroyale. Pirelli etc re expensive, offer great grip but as a spoft compund don't last well. Then of course you'll need at least some tyreweld plus compressor or get a space-saver wheel/tyre.

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Post by Discostew38 » 14 Jun 2017, 09:36

Doing that sort of mileage your probably better advising us on the best tyres :lol:
I'd stick with 18" if I was you for two reasons
1) cost
2) ride "for the same reason you don't like the run flats" the bigger the wheel the lower the profile of the side wall

All new tyres carry quite a bit of information on the "noise/wet grip/economy"
If the wet grip is good and the economy is bad it will tend to be a softer tyre and wear quickly and so on
So you could do some research before hand
It's not just brands either, each brand will make lots of different versions/models so for ex sample you say you don't like Bridgestone but Bridgestone will probably make 5 different versions of the potenza and one of them mite be what your after

It's a mine field
And I've just made it worse #-o
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Post by kempy1971 » 21 Jun 2017, 16:53

Haha thanks for your input guys, its now made it soooooo much clearer!! lol
Like you say, an absolute minefield.
My 'default' option has always been Premium Brands as I believed 'mid-range' would seriously affect handling/performance - are you saying this is a myth?

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Post by M60NJP » 21 Jun 2017, 17:52

kempy1971 wrote:Haha thanks for your input guys, its now made it soooooo much clearer!! lol
Like you say, an absolute minefield.
My 'default' option has always been Premium Brands as I believed 'mid-range' would seriously affect handling/performance - are you saying this is a myth?
Not entirely, but unless you're track-daying it, you'll not notice the difference..........but may notice shorter life if the compound is softer as many premium brands are.

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