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Post by Yeloperil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:37 pm

What an excellent forum! Having recently taken over my daughter's 2006 Z4 2.5S I'm less than impressed with the ride and handling of the standard fit 225 50 R16 Bridgestone run flats. Is there a mid priced 16" tyre which all round resolves those issues?

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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum OP. :thumbsup:

The Bridgestone run-flats don't seem popular, but I haven't tried anything else so cannot help you yet. :(

But I'll find out soon as I will be fitting a set of Falken winter tyres that are non-runflats - or you could do a search to get other members' views.

By the way, we like photos on here so if you have any we'd love to see them!
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Post by buzyg » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:19 pm

Welcome to the forum Yeloperil. Not heard of many Zeds on 16's I used to swear by Kumos on my FIAT Coupe on 16's.
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Post by Yeloperil » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 pm

Hi All,
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Post by jabber » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum uniroyal rainsport 3 is a popular choice I have them on mine in 18 inch
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Post by mr wilks » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Good advice from "jabber" , , get yourself a set of Uniroyals & you have all bases covered , maybe even consider going for a set of 17inch rims ?
Even something like these 2 sets with decent winter tyres will drive better than 16s with runflats & no reason why you couldn't run them all year round unless you plan serious motorway miles :thumbsup:
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Post by EssexZed » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 pm

Yeloperil wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Hi All,
To satisfy the photo police here are some. There is also a hard top but will not go on before the end of this month
Fine looking Zed and in one of my fav colour combos, red with cream interior :thumbsup: Welcome
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Post by buzyg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:03 pm

Yeloperil wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Hi All,
To satisfy the photo police here are some. There is also a hard top but will not go on before the end of this month
Great looking Zed. :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:01 am

Yeloperil wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Hi All,
To satisfy the photo police here are some. There is also a hard top but will not go on before the end of this month
Wow - lovely colour combination. :thumbsup:

I hope the hard top is red too!
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Post by earthdweller » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:52 am

Yeloperil wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Hi All,
To satisfy the photo police here are some. There is also a hard top but will not go on before the end of this month
Love the colour combo .. nice and rare too
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Post by Yeloperil » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:23 pm

Thanks to you all for the positive feedback on our RedZed and yes the hardtop matches. We were led to believe at the time the colour was special order or limited edition?
I'm rather keen to stay with 16" rims as the car came with an immaculate spare set bur unfortunately fitted with the exact same run flats. I'm looking for comfort rather than all out performance of a new choice of non run flat tyres. As for the risk of a puncture that is covered by a BMW pump and sealant kit in the boot.
I'll investigate the Uniroyal Rainsport option and if anything else comes to mind I would be keen for your feedback.
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Post by Lance » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:31 pm

Yelo, where are you in Northamptonshire, CFM bear Blisworth are a Black Circles fitter and are a good option for tyre fitting.

I'm on Vredsteins but will go the Uni RS3's next. My brother has them on his Boxster and rates them.

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Post by Yeloperil » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:06 pm

Lance wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Yelo, where are you in Northamptonshire, CFM bear Blisworth are a Black Circles fitter and are a good option for tyre fitting.

I'm on Vredsteins but will go the Uni RS3's next. My brother has them on his Boxster and rates them.
Hi Lance,
Looks like Uni RS3's are coming out favourite choice. I'm 10 minutes tops from CFM at Blisworth and who I have used before with tyres ordered from Black Circles, they did an excellent job.

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Post by chapeau » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:32 pm

I've done a couple thousand miles on my rs3's. Very impressed with them so far, although i don't tend to drive like an f1 racer. :?
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Post by Yeloperil » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:13 pm

chapeau wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:32 pm
I've done a couple thousand miles on my rs3's. Very impressed with them so far, although i don't tend to drive like an f1 racer. :?
Hi Chapeau,
On the Tyrereviews website ratings scale the Uni RS3's recently came 2nd out of 10 tyres tested with excellent wet performance and generally well balanced. However I read elsewhere they are noisy and average for fuel consumption.
As my wife will frequently be driving the RedZed she dislikes a hard and noisy ride so do you think she will be pleasantly surprised?

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