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Tyre advice

Post by Danny645 » 07 Nov 2016, 22:11

Evening all,

I have had a look at my tyres and sadly all 4 will need replacing in the not too distant future. Can any of you shed some light on the tyre size please?

I have a 2004 645i V8 with the standard wheels

Rears are: 275/35/19
Fronts are: 245/40/19

I have not had the car all that long and as yet not had to change the tyres. Are these the correct sizes for the front and rear? Also, it has Bridgstone tyres on at the moment but welcome any recommendations.

Thanks in advance :thumbup:

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Re: Tyre advice

Post by RayB » 08 Nov 2016, 06:40

Tyre sizes are correct.

As I've said before I like the Continental Contact 5. There are some mid range tyres out there but I'd personally go for a premium tyre on a 645

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Post by M60NJP » 08 Nov 2016, 07:54

Correct sizes.

Unlike RayB, I prefer mid-range for balance of price, performance and longevity. Kumho Ecstas are good, I ran Falken on my 645 and was very pleased with them also. Uniroyal get a good press, but not tried them myself.

The E63/64 arebig, heavy cars so check the load rating on the tyre is sufficient before you buy. Do not buy cheap oriental stuff....unless you like thrill rides and ditches..........

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Re: Tyre advice

Post by Maxwell » 08 Nov 2016, 08:47

Also take the opportunity to ditch the run flats, you will find the car so much better aftertwards

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Post by lizzie » 08 Nov 2016, 08:53

As above tyre sizes correct. I've been running kuhmo's on my 6er for the last 3 years and can't fault them , even have kuhmo winter tyres on my winter wheels. Falkens as said above are another good tyre.


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Post by chrislux » 08 Nov 2016, 12:07

I'm with Ray, I like Conti Sport 5's, I've got them on all three of mine and they work very well.
And as Maxwell says, ditch the runflats, not only more expensive but make for boneshaker of a ride as well.
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Re: Tyre advice

Post by Danny645 » 08 Nov 2016, 22:00

Thanks very much guys, where is the best place online to source and buy?

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Post by M60NJP » 08 Nov 2016, 22:16

Black Circles would be a good place to start.

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Re: Tyre advice

Post by Lewy » 09 Nov 2016, 00:49

Tyreleader.co.uk

Best site by far

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