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Post by gunners100 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas
i had a quote from BMW for £950 for 4 replacement Bridgestone runflats :rofl:

My question is i have read lots of threads about people putting on non runflats, but was told that with 19" wheels there is more chance of cracked alloy's

What are you're experiences and opinions
Thanks

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Post by Silverzedtom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:41 pm

I don’t see how a runflat could decrease chances of cracking as there is so little give in the side walls. It’s also the hard side walls that make the car tram line.

I found the swap from oe bridgestones to Vredstein ultrac vortis night and day, any half decent tyre will make you wish you had swapped sooner. The downside, you only have a tin of tyreweld If the worst happens... not ideal in any situation but a blow out or a big gash in the tyre would turn into a nightmare.
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Post by Smartbear » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 pm

gunners100 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas
i had a quote from BMW for £950 for 4 replacement Bridgestone runflats :rofl:

My question is i have read lots of threads about people putting on non runflats, but was told that with 19" wheels there is more chance of cracked alloy's

What are you're experiences and opinions
Thanks
The reality is opposite to what you’ve been told, rf tyres increase the chance of your wheels cracking due to the solid construction with no give in the sidewall-carry on using them at your peril :o
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Post by Phoenixboy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:08 pm

gunners100 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas
i had a quote from BMW for £950 for 4 replacement Bridgestone runflats :rofl:

My question is i have read lots of threads about people putting on non runflats, but was told that with 19" wheels there is more chance of cracked alloy's

What are you're experiences and opinions
Thanks
If you decide you want to replace with runflats, I have 4 19” that I have just taken off with plenty of tread, that I will be selling.they are Potenzas.
Will have pictures as soon as I pick them up from the garage.
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Post by gunners100 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 am

Phoenixboy wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:08 pm
gunners100 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas
i had a quote from BMW for £950 for 4 replacement Bridgestone runflats :rofl:

My question is i have read lots of threads about people putting on non runflats, but was told that with 19" wheels there is more chance of cracked alloy's

What are you're experiences and opinions
Thanks
If you decide you want to replace with runflats, I have 4 19” that I have just taken off with plenty of tread, that I will be selling.they are Potenzas.
Will have pictures as soon as I pick them up from the garage.
I have gone for the same as you, £585 mobile fit Thursday

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Post by Phoenixboy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 am

gunners100 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 am
Phoenixboy wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:08 pm
gunners100 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas
i had a quote from BMW for £950 for 4 replacement Bridgestone runflats :rofl:

My question is i have read lots of threads about people putting on non runflats, but was told that with 19" wheels there is more chance of cracked alloy's

What are you're experiences and opinions
Thanks
If you decide you want to replace with runflats, I have 4 19” that I have just taken off with plenty of tread, that I will be selling.they are Potenzas.
Will have pictures as soon as I pick them up from the garage.
I have gone for the same as you, £585 mobile fit Thursday
:thumbsup:
E89 s line 30i manual
space grey
19" 296 wheels with goodyears :)
cruise control
m sport seats
stubby
led halo bulbs
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Post by Busterboo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:31 am

gunners100 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas ...
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Post by mcbeee » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:44 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:55 pm
gunners100 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Had my first MOT today and it failed on 3 tyres with cuts to canvas
i had a quote from BMW for £950 for 4 replacement Bridgestone runflats :rofl:

My question is i have read lots of threads about people putting on non runflats, but was told that with 19" wheels there is more chance of cracked alloy's

What are you're experiences and opinions
Thanks
The reality is opposite to what you’ve been told, rf tyres increase the chance of your wheels cracking due to the solid construction with no give in the sidewall-carry on using them at your peril :o
Rob
smartbear is absolutely correct. I was one of the early E89 owners with 296 rims, of which large numbers cracked. I avoided this by replacing my RFT's with real tires. the ride improved, handling improved and my rims did not crack. If you are in the position of having to put new rubber on the car, NOW is the time to put proper tires on it.
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