Best riding run flat tyres

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Post by Glennbates » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:49 pm

Yes, I know the run flats are not popular. I have Bridgestones on front and Michelins on rear, quite harsh, jumpy and like to tramlines. I used Pirelli Sottozero winter tyres and the ride was immediately far better; no tramlining, quieter and smoother. My question is does anyone have a good riding summer runflat recommendation?
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Post by obewan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Pirelli P Zero were good for me - :thumbsup:
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Post by Glennbates » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:12 pm

Thanks for that. Can you compare to Bridgestones?

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Post by Tyreman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:23 pm

Glennbates wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Thanks for that. Can you compare to Bridgestones?
I have to say that in my experience Bridgestone are the worst for ride quality and tramlining :thumbsdown:

I would ditch the runflats altogether but if you are keen to stick with them then the latest Michelin or Goodyear would be my choice.

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Post by obewan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:31 pm

Very much like you said above - Bridgestones a bit jumpy and tramlined a lot - I had them front and rear
TBH they were quite worn when I bought the car which seems to have a big effort judging by other threads

At first I only replaced the rears - tramlining disappeared straight away. That alone seemed to take a lot of the harshness away
No issues with noise
That was on my E85 - just replaced the rear Bridgestones on my E89 with P Zero's
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Post by Attilio » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi,

In my experience the best run flat tyres were the Goodyear, especially when compared to Bridgestone: no tram lining, low rolling noise and pretty good steering feedback.

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Post by Glennbates » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:59 pm

Hi, many thanks. Which Goodyears are you running?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:43 pm

I had a 1 Series before my Z4 and went through 3 sets of 17 inch Pirelli Euforias, but by the time I needed the 4th set they were Pirelli P-Zeros.

It rode fairly firm, but then it did have M-Sport suspension, but nothing like as harsh as my Z4 does on 18 inch Bridgestones!

It also tram-lined a lot less, although it was a bit prone to it once the tyres got worn - especially if the pressures had dropped a bit.

If I was going to stick to run-flats, I would have tried Pirelli ones - but my current plan is for non-RFTs.
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Post by Attilio » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:03 am

Glennbates wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Hi, many thanks. Which Goodyears are you running?
Regards,
Glenn
Hi Glenn,
It was a while back, can’t remember the precise model...one of the Asymmetric. Anyway, I ended up removing the run flats and the car massively improved.

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Post by R60BBA » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:48 am

OP - if you must, I’d recommend Pirelli P Zeros.

Just be aware that:

A) they are more expensive than other premium brand non-RFTs.
B) they will wear quicker than a good set of Michelin’s.
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Post by jabber » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:50 am

I’m using continental conti sport on my 2 series much smoother than the bridgestones it came with
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Post by 99ron » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:42 am

Not on a Z but our F31 330d has Goodyear Eagle F1 run-flats. Owned several cars with run-flats but this is the 1st time ever that I don't want to remove them. Car rides and handles great plus the missus recently experienced a rear blow out at 70mph <cough> with no drama, just a ping on the dash and a warning that the tyre now has zero psi. Tyre repaired and they have done 23K miles and still about 4mm on them!
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Post by Steve S » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:53 am

I'm happy to recommend the P Zeros - the ride is no worse than my '64 Cooper S :lol:
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