Whats your chosen tyre for your Z4?

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Post by Argyll Andy » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:21 am

mr wilks wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:53 am
Argyll Andy wrote:
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:29 am
My Sport Maxx RTs arrived for the ZM, be interesting to see how they perform at half the Michelin money 8) certainly not shy on depth :) almost 9mm :o
Will be interested to see how you get on with these.

I’m coming off the run flats because I just don’t like them even though they’ve loads of tread left.

Been trawling though threads on here to see what’s the best tyre, settle on PS4’s after all the recommendations then read another review or see a different thread where they aren’t rated great in the cold/wet which is what a lot of my driving is done in so completely confused.

Just need to change them soon is all I know
It's the Pilot Super Sports that aren't great when cold or wet, these were replaced with PS4S though the PS4 will most likely suffice for 99% of the time.
Neither of these newer Michelin have any issues cold, wet, warm, dry , they are exlemprary but my dislike of them them is the cabin noise / tyre roar they give off over 50mph & imo other tyres can do 99% of the the job fit far less money.
Some might claim the extra initial spend is worthwhile as they might last far longer but that isn't a requisite for myself :oops:
Told you I was getting confused :o

Also should’ve read I’d settled on PS4S’s but autocorrect took it to PS4

The cabin noise would be an issue for me too as most of my driving once I leave town (2 mins max) will be over 50 so that would annoy me. It’s part of the issue with the Conti’s on it just now.

IYO would the Dunlop’s be a good substitute or is there anything else you’d recommend?

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Post by AnilS » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:21 pm

baconJazz wrote:
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For price and quality - Vredestien Vorti .
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Post by MACK » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:12 pm

This subject can get over analysed to death. Personally I like the Goodyear f1's as there a decent all rounder that I've found to be a little more compliant than the Michelin PS stuff. I've also found that both the good years and Michelin wear well in terms of noise. Obviously that's purely subjective and I'm sure others will disagree. As a general rule any of the so called premium brands will be fine as will a good number of the mid range stuff. Just avoid the budget tyre ditch finders or you really will be taking your life in your hands, especially on a rear wheel drive sport car.
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Post by buzyg » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:03 pm

MACK wrote:
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This subject can get over analysed to death. Personally I like the Goodyear f1's as there a decent all rounder that I've found to be a little more compliant than the Michelin PS stuff. I've also found that both the good years and Michelin wear well in terms of noise. Obviously that's purely subjective and I'm sure others will disagree. As a general rule any of the so called premium brands will be fine as will a good number of the mid range stuff. Just avoid the budget tyre ditch finders or you really will be taking your life in your hands, especially on a rear wheel drive sport car.
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Post by maxman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:59 pm

scootr wrote:
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A square set of Michelin PS4S. :winner:
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Post by scootr » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:56 pm

maxman wrote:
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scootr wrote:
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A square set of Michelin PS4S. :winner:
X1 Excellent grip
Saved my beacon when I chased a supercar into a curve at a speed that was above my pay grade :o :lol:
After that every ride feels like I'm really safe pushing these tires as far as I am comfortable with - great tire on an great little car :thumbsup:
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Post by eddiemunster » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:13 pm

maxman wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:59 pm
scootr wrote:
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A square set of Michelin PS4S. :winner:
X1 Excellent grip
I cannot find those in the correct sizes for the 18s, i.e. 225/40/18 and 255/35/18.

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Post by MrPT » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm

eddiemunster wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:13 pm
maxman wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:59 pm
scootr wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:19 pm
A square set of Michelin PS4S. :winner:
X1 Excellent grip
I cannot find those in the correct sizes for the 18s, i.e. 225/40/18 and 255/35/18.
Things might have changed now, but in the past the 4S wasn’t available outside the US in 18 inch.
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Post by eddiemunster » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:57 pm

MrPT wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Things might have changed now, but in the past the 4S wasn’t available outside the US in 18 inch.
Still the case, sadly... the 225 is available, if you look really hard, but the 255/35/18 isn't. In fact, I did think about a different profile rather than the standard.

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Post by oldgitdave » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:24 pm

eddiemunster wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:57 pm
MrPT wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Things might have changed now, but in the past the 4S wasn’t available outside the US in 18 inch.
Still the case, sadly... the 225 is available, if you look really hard, but the 255/35/18 isn't. In fact, I did think about a different profile rather than the standard.
Perhaps try 245/40/18 :thumbsup: ? I have these on the back as the 255/35/18's are more expensive & as you say harder to find.
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Post by redtailed78 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:30 pm

kinger wrote:
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Kumho ecsta ps91 was my choice, tyre looks good, grips well, wears well and not overly priced
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Post by Torpalasse » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:52 pm

mr wilks wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:53 am
It's the Pilot Super Sports that aren't great when cold or wet, these were replaced with PS4S though the PS4 will most likely suffice for 99% of the time.
I'm glad I read that!

My M has them on it and when I picked it up last month I thought the issue may have been my right foot - it seems not. :lol:

They seem to have less grip that the Bridgestone run-flats on my Si. :( Roll on summer!
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Post by beanie » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 am

My Goodyear Eagle A2’s are past their best so at some point in the not too distant future I’ll be fitting a set of Goodyear Supersports. I ummed and ahhhd about some AD08R/RS but decided that the Goodyear was probably a better all rounder as well as being a little lighter too.

Shame you can’t get the PS4S in 18” over here or I’d have been tempted to try those.
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Post by Traktion1 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:42 pm

Goodyear F1 A3s on mine and they have been great! Nice ride, plenty of grip and no tram lining/ditch seeking like the old runflats did!
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