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Old 31st August 2022, 09:27   #121
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Re: Run-Flat Tyres : All you need to know

Balanced article on RFT vs normal tyres:
https://www.edmunds.com/driving-tips...-a-primer.html
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Old 31st August 2022, 09:56   #122
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Balanced article on RFT vs normal tyres:
https://www.edmunds.com/driving-tips...-a-primer.html
That was an intereresting article. It calls out harsher ride as a con.

Sometimes I wonder, why would some people accept a harsher ride every single moment, as a tradeoff for an event that might occur once in a few years.
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Please insist on same brand replacement. Xdrive requires all 4 tyres to be matched up within 2-3mm of tread depth, so replacing just one tyre with a different make would be a big No. In fact I'm surprised BMW is not recommending changing at least both the tyres on the axle with the damaged tyre. If there is too much tread wear delta, it can wear out your Xdrive hardware prematurely, as the system will not be able to detect if there's continuous slip, or mismatched tyre sizes. Search the web to find lots of discussion like this below:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/threads/r...issues.618970/
Hey the Bridgestone runflats on my X3 are done! Came close to the expected 20k kms mark. Now I really want to swap them out for some nice tubeless tyres. Michelin India website says only latitude sport 3 is available in 245/50/19 size. Shockingly none of the dealers here have it and they are all unanimous in their claims of not having any tubeless options in this size!! I could only find the Apollo aspire 4g plus in this size. Is this really the case? Are there really no decent tubeless options in 245/50/19 size?
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Are there really no decent tubeless options in 245/50/19 size?
Hi, if you're ready to do an upsize to 255/50R19 (diameter difference of 1.3%) you have the option of Vredestein Ultrac Vortis
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Old 27th March 2023, 14:21   #125
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Hi, if you're ready to do an upsize to 255/50R19 (diameter difference of 1.3%) you have the option of Vredestein Ultrac Vortis
Iím also getting Michelin latitude sports at 255/50/19 . I know difference is within the acceptor range of 2 percent. My car has warranty for another 3 years. Will it be an issue if I choose a tyre size thatís not recommended by the manufacturer? I know changing to tubeless from runflats wonít cause any issue after speaking to the bmw service team.
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In my last visit to the workshop, the service advisor told that two of my tires have gone below 3mm so need to be replaced. I currently have a X1 with 18k kms.

1. I currently moved them to the rear but is it still a risk to keep using them
2. Is it normal to have this wear and tear so early.
3. Is it better off to replace all 4 with non RFT and what are the options
4. Navnit motors is charging 40k per tire, is it better to buy from elsewhere?
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Mods: I had posted a similar query on another thread. If you feel this one's not necessary, please feel free to delete this post. Thanks.

Folks,

Am up for a tyre change now. Just about 30k on the ODO now, Rear tyres have come to the wear-indicator mark, front's have some tread left but I am going to get all 4 changed. (this is the BMW 3GT)

Am looking for 225/50 R18 and RFT -- so I don't have much choice other than Pirelli P7 & Conti SC6 (this is the stock tyre too)

Any feedback on P7 here?

Vehicle is used predominantly for highway runs. no city runs.

Suggestions welcome!

Thanks
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In my last visit to the workshop, the service advisor told that two of my tires have gone below 3mm so need to be replaced. I currently have a X1 with 18k kms.

1. I currently moved them to the rear but is it still a risk to keep using them
2. Is it normal to have this wear and tear so early.
3. Is it better off to replace all 4 with non RFT and what are the options
4. Navnit motors is charging 40k per tire, is it better to buy from elsewhere?
Mods: Please merge back to back posts. Thanks.

Not safe to rotate and run now. Better to replace.
Non RFT you got plenty of options - Michelin #1 there
Do not buy the tyres at Navnit.

Check these places
Madhus
Balaji Tyres - Vijay +91 72597 26407
Tyre Professional - Manju +91 73497 65318 (you can use my reference here if needed)
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Iím also getting Michelin latitude sports at 255/50/19 . I know difference is within the acceptor range of 2 percent. My car has warranty for another 3 years. Will it be an issue if I choose a tyre size thatís not recommended by the manufacturer? I know changing to tubeless from runflats wonít cause any issue after speaking to the bmw service team.
Hi I am also in a similar situation. Unable to find anything in 245/50/19 for my X3

Can you please share which tyres did you end up getting for your car.

I really want to swap from runflats to regular tubeless but might end up getting runflats due to unavailability in the size required.
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Hi I am also in a similar situation. Unable to find anything in 245/50/19 for my X3

Can you please share which tyres did you end up getting for your car.

I really want to swap from runflats to regular tubeless but might end up getting runflats due to unavailability in the size required.
I just went with Bridgestone runflats. Just couldnít find any tubeless tyres in this size.
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