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Ok people I am after two new front tyres 245/35/19 for the front , can I have some recommendations please , 520d m sport , cheers

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Depends on budget but I've used Hankook Ventus S1 before and they were great for the money, they'd be about £120 each in that size. Uniroyal Rainsport 3 are also a good tyre and quite long lasting. I'd guess around £100 per tyre for those. Bit cheaper again would be Nexen N8000. My dad uses those on his A8 and they're great for the money. Pretty quiet too. About £75 each for those.

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I have Constancy on the E61 all round. I'm not haring about like a boy racer, but they've been great in wet and dry on all the usual UK road surfaces. All 4 was about 230 fitted last year.

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I ran my E60 on Dunlop SP Sports 01s, never had an issue. Great in the wet.

 

Don't rate Nexens, they are on the rear of my F10 and have cracked at 2.5 years old.

 

Tyres, like brakes, are an area of a car where you want to spend money not save it as they are all that keeps you on the black stuff, between the hedges and out of the ditches.

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So what's the consensus?

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13 hours ago, Rcaddicted said:

Kumho ku39

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 I've just had 3 Kumhos fail on the sidewall in the last 2 months,1 rear and 2 fronts, won't be buying Kumho again, shame as they were great on my RX8

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16 hours ago, leonfr said:

Ok people I am after two new front tyres 245/35/19 for the front , can I have some recommendations please , 520d m sport , cheers

 

What's your budget?!

 

https://www.camskill.co.uk/m55b0s336p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_19_inch_R19_inch_-_245_35_19_245_35R19

 

Good selection there; my choices would be:

 

Nexen 8000s

Uniroyal RS3s

Vredestein Ultrac Vortis (superb tyres)

 

I've had all 3, all 3 have been superb; the Vreds suit the lower profile IMO

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16 hours ago, 535iAR said:

I ran my E60 on Dunlop SP Sports 01s, never had an issue. Great in the wet.

 

Don't rate Nexens, they are on the rear of my F10 and have cracked at 2.5 years old.

 

Tyres, like brakes, are an area of a car where you want to spend money not save it as they are all that keeps you on the black stuff, between the hedges and out of the ditches.

I like being in a bush in a crack now and again lol.

 

 

I run Kumho KU39 on the rears, i fancy trying the Kumho Ecsta PS71 

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Put some Pirelli P Zeroes on the back (245/40 x 18 ) of my E61. Paid £230 fitted and really like them, especially in the wet. Going to get them for the front as well.

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Thanks guys am torn between Pirelli p zero @ 117 a corner , hankook k117 @ 105 a corner or Goodyear eagle f1 @ 116 a corner !

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As a tyre snob, go for the Pirellies or Goodyears.

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Ive just chucked a pair of kumhos on the front of mine in your sizes and they were £104 fitted.

 

 

No complaints so far but ive only done 500 miles

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11 hours ago, Oily10 said:

 I've just had 3 Kumhos fail on the sidewall in the last 2 months,1 rear and 2 fronts, won't be buying Kumho again, shame as they were great on my RX8

 

As they offer a guarantee on their tyres, did you manage to get a refund? They also usually have pretty good reps, who should have addressed this issue. Did you contact them at all??

 

before the winters, I had a mix of KU39 (the usual) and Conti Sport 5s. The Contis were utter gash, so will be putting the KU39s back on. As a slight aside, Kumho's KU31s are rubbish. 

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5 hours ago, 535iAR said:

As a tyre snob, go for the Pirellies or Goodyears.

 

 

As a self confessed tyre snob, can I ask why you choose those two over, say, Kumho?

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Stick to what BMW fitted from new.  If BMW rated Kumho's you would get a BMW new from the factory with Kumho's fitted.

 

BMW fit Pirellies, Dunlop, Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone Contis etc....

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I've had Hankook and Falkens and while new they're ok, I found they wear fast and once they do they go off pretty quick and are not very good when that happens. Had Goodyear's as well, good tyre but for me the sidewall was a bit soft. 

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33 minutes ago, 535iAR said:

Stick to what BMW fitted from new.  If BMW rated Kumho's you would get a BMW new from the factory with Kumho's fitted.

 

BMW fit Pirellies, Dunlop, Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone Contis etc....

 

BMW do use Kumho as OEM on some/quite a few of their vehicles. 

 

But what you are saying is similar to saying you should stick with stock everything because that is how the car came. No light upgrade. No brake upgrade. No speaker upgrade. etc etc. Manufacturers tend to supply things to a cost. If they can save £100 a vehicle, then when you multiply that across the 2 million vehicles they make annually, then that adds up to a hell of a lot. 

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Tyre snob here too, and take the view that they're your only point of contact with the road, so never scrimp...

 

Currently running Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (just refitted my summer wheels yesterday), have Michelin Cross Climates on the winters, and Pilot Sport 3 on our Firesta, and all are fantastic.

 

I fitted Goodyear Eagle F1 on my previous E91 after ditching the awful, and frankly dangerous Bridgestone run flats, and they were superb, but when they wore out, tried Michelin run flats, which felt like they were really working in harmony with the car.

 

They've been mentioned previously, but not sure about Uniroyal Rainsport 3; a mate put them on his E46 and was really disappointed with how squishy they were, and how quickly they wore out, compared to Rainsport 2 (which I also had fitted to the Fiesta and an old A4, and were brilliant).

 

A few years ago another mate just bought a car which had two brand new cheap Chines tyres on the front, and asked me to try it, as he thought it was just him having a problem, but I managed to make the front end slide on a dry roundabout at an appropriate safe speed - needless to say, it confirmed his fears and they were replaced straight away!

 

Always a lively debate, but my view is that you get what you pay for, and a heavy rear wheel drive lump like the E60 needs something sticky to keep it in check...

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

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On 10/03/2017 at 10:37 PM, Saint said:

 

As they offer a guarantee on their tyres, did you manage to get a refund? They also usually have pretty good reps, who should have addressed this issue. Did you contact them at all??

 

before the winters, I had a mix of KU39 (the usual) and Conti Sport 5s. The Contis were utter gash, so will be putting the KU39s back on. As a slight aside, Kumho's KU31s are rubbish. 

To be honest I didn't know they did a guarentee,would they have honoured it after 2 years of tyres being fitted?

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Goodyear Asymmetric tyres are brilliant. Really good quality long lasting tyre for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend them.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport all round on mine. They are outstanding.

I'm of the opinion that you should never go cheap on tyres. When I bought my 530d it had two new budget specials on the front. Can't remember the name of them off hand but they were horrendous in the wet. I changed them very soon after.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport all round on mine. They are outstanding.

I'm of the opinion that you should never go cheap on tyres. When I bought my 530d it had two new budget specials on the front. Can't remember the name of them off hand but they were horrendous in the wet. I changed them very soon after.

Same here. I lost it in the wet on a roundabout at 20ish mph on brand new Accelera tyres. Found out they were £50 a tyre for 19s :o Replaced with Continental ASAP.

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I've been very happy with Continental sport contact 5's,    had nexen on previously as they were already fitted, bloody dire.

 

on other cars I've had Michelin, and I wouldn't choose anything else, 195 50 15 theyre so cheap and last really bloody well its not worth buying anything inferior, another car I has came on Nangkang, and another on Accelera  (aka LackofAccelera)   they were soon binned.

 

I'll be trying Michelin on my E34 soon

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