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    These look like the ones for me: Michelin Supersport £200 ish each so not cheap (either these or the goodyears) prob the michelins though I think.

    Michelin super sport runflats: http://www.blackcircles.com/catalogu...?tyre=32916556
     
     

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    Just check these online with blackcircles.com, chap says they're not runflats, so will be changing to two of these conventional tyres on the rear soon (once I've saved up £450 for the two (Gulp)

    Hopefully it won't matter that there's two conventional tyres on the back and still the two goodyear runflats on the fronts?
     
     

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    Interesting question about S001 Potenza.. I have them on my xdrive and have never been happy with grip on wet surfaces, especially under acceleration whilst leaving a T junction or on a trailing throttle during turn-in... feels like its understering... however, gentle throttle provides some torque and the understeer feel on the wheel is reduced. All this is made worse in cold weather. I was going to fit Falken 543 all round as they have a good write-up, are exactly the same size, profile, load and speed ratings as Potenza, also runflats at a fraction of the cost... idea being that if they are cheap its possible to replace them more frequently and have less wear before swapping. BMW say the warrenty is invalid if the tyres are not marked BMW, which Falkens are not... so it looks like Continental Sport 5's
     
     

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    That is a massive difference in price - well over 50 quid per tyre, nice one. cheers Forsh
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by malctiree View Post
    Interesting question about S001 Potenza.. I have them on my xdrive and have never been happy with grip on wet surfaces, especially under acceleration whilst leaving a T junction or on a trailing throttle during turn-in... feels like its understering... however, gentle throttle provides some torque and the understeer feel on the wheel is reduced. All this is made worse in cold weather. I was going to fit Falken 543 all round as they have a good write-up, are exactly the same size, profile, load and speed ratings as Potenza, also runflats at a fraction of the cost... idea being that if they are cheap its possible to replace them more frequently and have less wear before swapping. BMW say the warrenty is invalid if the tyres are not marked BMW, which Falkens are not... so it looks like Continental Sport 5's
    Agree with Malctiree, tyres when cold lack grip but I suppose all tyres do until they're up to normal op temp, however, these bridgestones seem slippier than most, easy to kick the back out (too easy) - Not looked into the falkens but they're a well known make, for me - I've always had michelins on other cars, they've always felt grippy - had them on my old m3 coupe 5 years ago and they were just brilliant, also had michelins on other quite highly powered cars and they've always done the job. Not heard that about the warranty - mines just run out (car just reache d3 yrs old) so will put on the michelins I think, I would look further into the warranty issue, as I feel it a little bossy of BMW to demand you put on a bmw branded item over the fact that you might need a tyre quickly for safety reasons one day.
     
     

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    Don't forget to inform your insurance company that you are removing your run flats to conventional tyres.
     
     

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    I swapped from Bridgestone to Goodyear. Bridgestone was just too slippy and squealed every time you got a bit heavy footed. I got sick of feeling like Starsky and Hutch going to the shops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkrace22 View Post
    Don't forget to inform your insurance company that you are removing your run flats to conventional tyres.
    Will do if I go for the michelins, seems the goodyears you have are excellent too, so might go for them. Will let the forum know if the 'facist bully boys' slap on any extra premium for the safer - better tyres.
     
     

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