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Post by warmasice » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 pm

So I thought about keeping the run flats after lowering the car on Eibach springs and spacers. The ride definitely became more compliant (springs are 'progressive') - but I still had the itch to move away from RFTs as the ride was still unacceptably firm.

I had the tyres fitted last weekend and as many have said before, they completely transform the car. Less road noise, more grip, less tramlining, more steering feedback which loads up nicely and a more comfortable ride.

If you're thinking of moving away from run-flats, do it!
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Post by buzyg » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:11 pm

No brainer, sorted :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:55 pm

Glad you are pleased with the result. :thumbsup:

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Post by warmasice » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:03 am

Thanks guys. Feel even better now that they're run-in! :driving:
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Post by MattZCars » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:42 am

warmasice wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 pm
So I thought about keeping the run flats after lowering the car on Eibach springs and spacers. The ride definitely became more compliant (springs are 'progressive') - but I still had the itch to move away from RFTs as the ride was still unacceptably firm.

I had the tyres fitted last weekend and as many have said before, they completely transform the car. Less road noise, more grip, less tramlining, more steering feedback which loads up nicely and a more comfortable ride.

If you're thinking of moving away from run-flats, do it!

Absolutely second that!! :thumbsup:

I've only had my Z a couple of weeks but if I hadn't already ditched the runflats I would seriously be thinking of selling it. As it is I'm loving it!! :driving:
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Post by Magicarcher » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:11 pm

warmasice wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 pm
So I thought about keeping the run flats after lowering the car on Eibach springs and spacers. The ride definitely became more compliant (springs are 'progressive')
I usually associate the word compliant with "softer", "more forgiving" and hence more comfortable. Are you saying that after fitting eibach springs to the car with RFT it was more comfortable than stock springs? I would have expected the opposite.
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Post by warmasice » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:09 am

MattZCars wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:42 am
warmasice wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 pm
So I thought about keeping the run flats after lowering the car on Eibach springs and spacers. The ride definitely became more compliant (springs are 'progressive') - but I still had the itch to move away from RFTs as the ride was still unacceptably firm.

I had the tyres fitted last weekend and as many have said before, they completely transform the car. Less road noise, more grip, less tramlining, more steering feedback which loads up nicely and a more comfortable ride.

If you're thinking of moving away from run-flats, do it!

Absolutely second that!! :thumbsup:

I've only had my Z a couple of weeks but if I hadn't already ditched the runflats I would seriously be thinking of selling it. As it is I'm loving it!! :driving:
Glad you're loving them!!
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Post by warmasice » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:13 am

Magicarcher wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:11 pm
warmasice wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 pm
So I thought about keeping the run flats after lowering the car on Eibach springs and spacers. The ride definitely became more compliant (springs are 'progressive')
I usually associate the word compliant with "softer", "more forgiving" and hence more comfortable. Are you saying that after fitting eibach springs to the car with RFT it was more comfortable than stock springs? I would have expected the opposite.
Yes 100% - that's because they're a progressive spring. I nearly kept the RFTs but had the itch to dump them and it's been a revelation.
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Post by Hebbs » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:35 pm

This is something I'll be considering doing, I have run flats and have already notices the tram-lining..going to start to look for a set, I like the idea of black alloys on my blue Zed time will tell :)
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Post by warmasice » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:59 am

Hebbs wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:35 pm
This is something I'll be considering doing, I have run flats and have already notices the tram-lining..going to start to look for a set, I like the idea of black alloys on my blue Zed time will tell :)
You won't regret it. I felt like selling the car as I hated the ride but now totally in love with it!
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Post by AlienZed » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:07 am

This replacement Z i just got has them on,and tbh i had forgotten how hard a ride that are and go over a cattle grid over15mph and it slips n slides all over the place,so just put mi spare set on with rainsport tyres on and wot a difference ,a comfy and grippy ride again :thumbsup: .
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Post by Punter » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 am

Any opinions on the pressures for non rft's? 225/255/19. I was recommended 36 front and 34 rear. Is lower pressure in the rear advisable?
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Post by mr wilks » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:12 am

Punter wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 am
Any opinions on the pressures for non rft's? 225/255/19. I was recommended 36 front and 34 rear. Is lower pressure in the rear advisable?
Other way around would be better :?
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Post by Punter » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:28 am

Thanks Andy, I was quite surprised by that original advice ( from a tyre and alloy wheel specialist!)
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Post by Ewazix » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:51 am

warmasice wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:13 am
Magicarcher wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:11 pm
warmasice wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 pm
So I thought about keeping the run flats after lowering the car on Eibach springs and spacers. The ride definitely became more compliant (springs are 'progressive')
I usually associate the word compliant with "softer", "more forgiving" and hence more comfortable. Are you saying that after fitting eibach springs to the car with RFT it was more comfortable than stock springs? I would have expected the opposite.
Yes 100% - that's because they're a progressive spring. I nearly kept the RFTs but had the itch to dump them and it's been a revelation.
Maybe you didn't have stock springs as they are progressive as well? Hence the thin pig-tails that often snap off. Stock rears rarely lasted more than a few years, mine were changed at about 15k miles / 3 years for the first MOT retaining stock, and then again at about 40k miles 7 years later. Hopefully your E's will last longer :thumbsup:
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