X1 E84 non-runflat tyres

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X1 E84 non-runflat tyres

Post by oldgit » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:23 pm

I found a big improvement to the ride when I got rid of the runflats on my Z4. My wife's X1 E84 will soon need new tyres and I suggested changing to conventional tyres to improve the ride.
Are there any members of this forum who have an X1 on conventional tyres? Would you recommend non-runflats for this car? If so, which tyres? I have looked on the xdrivers website and Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 are recommended.
Secondly, we would like to carry a spare wheel in the X1. Does anyone know if a spare from another BMW will fit?
The current tyres are Pirelli Cinturato 255/45 R18 on the front and Bridgestone Potenza 255/40 R18 on the rear.
Thank you.

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Post by Tyreman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 am

I would go for the change to non runflats but for me it would depend if the car is an Sdrive or Xdrive.

Assuming that the car is and Xdrive I would make your choice very carefully, for instance you shouldn't really be running the vehicle in it's current form with different brands of tyre front and rear.

I can tell you of at least two situations where running BMW X3s on the wrong tyres has created transmission issues, do your research before committing :thumbsup:

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Post by oldgit » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:24 am

Tyreman.

Thank you for the info. My wife inherited the car (an Xdrive) from her late father. He had the car for less than a year so the previous owner must have mixed the tyres. We will replace all 4 soon.

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Post by Tyreman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:25 am

oldgit wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:24 am
Tyreman.

Thank you for the info. My wife inherited the car (an Xdrive) from her late father. He had the car for less than a year so the previous owner must have mixed the tyres. We will replace all 4 soon.
Good choice, stick with any premium brand and you should be fine but I can fully recommend the Goodyear :thumbsup:

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Post by Tyreman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:26 am

oldgit wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:23 pm
I found a big improvement to the ride when I got rid of the runflats on my Z4. My wife's X1 E84 will soon need new tyres and I suggested changing to conventional tyres to improve the ride.
Are there any members of this forum who have an X1 on conventional tyres? Would you recommend non-runflats for this car? If so, which tyres? I have looked on the xdrivers website and Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 are recommended.
Secondly, we would like to carry a spare wheel in the X1. Does anyone know if a spare from another BMW will fit?
The current tyres are Pirelli Cinturato 255/45 R18 on the front and Bridgestone Potenza 255/40 R18 on the rear.
Thank you.
I would assume that the front tyre size is 225/45R18 ?

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Post by arl10 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:53 am

Hi we had a BMW X1 E84 for 6 years , had runflats on to start off with but upgraded the wheels to 19" and went for Michelins , any premium brand will be good , I would check that the previous owner has not changed the wheels to 3 series or 5 series wheels as the 18" standard wheels are not staggered , tyres should be 225 45 18 as stated allround . if in doubt post a picture with the wheels on as you dont want to be running the wrong wheels on your car as they will have a different offset and may cause an accident .

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Post by oldgit » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:03 pm

Tyreman.

Yes. That is the size of the front tyres. Sorry for the typing error.

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Post by oldgit » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:52 pm

I don't want to have to rely on a can of tyre sealant. The only suitable spare I could find is a second hand space saver priced at £170. This would make changing to non-runflats an expensive exercise. We have decided to fit 4 new runflats - all the same size of course.

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