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L1011 last won the day on August 19

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    E60 LCI 535dMS

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  1. I’m giving it time to bed in with the local. Let them get use to what they are doing. Having read through the details, theirs not much to it.
  2. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    Normally new tyres in the wet are a handful until the releasing agent wears off. If they aren’t good now that’s a good sign. I think I paid about £540 for the Goodyear’s fitted all round in normal 19” flavour.
  3. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    I’ll look into that thanks.
  4. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    I have both. The 135M are for winter and are anthracite in finish. The 172M are for the rest of the year and are OE finish. I have a carbon black 535d MS and I can’t decide what colour to go for when I next take the 172s off as it they will need a refurb.
  5. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    I originally started this thread and still run the GY Eagle F1 Asy3 I had at the time of writing in original 19” 245F 275R format but non RF. 67db on the noise rating (a subjective test the way it's carried out). I changed my commute over the summer as I was operating out of Dundee rather than Prestwick. I did 3500 miles on a different road network. The car was very quiet and the tyres were great. Back on the Prestwick run and the noise has returned. So I can confirm it’s the M77 that’s the issue not the tyres! Having
  6. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    I agree in all respect. For my sins I live in Scotland and do a big daily commute. Wet weather driving us my norm. You can still feel the difference between a ditchfinder and a premium well developed tyre in normal driving. Gradually loading up the tyre scrub and feeling a car begin break laterally isn’t something I want to endure unless I’m really pressing on and attacking a road. In addition if your putting lots of miles in, your increasing the chances of coming across a situation where you might have to suddenly call on tyres and their ability to perform. This is compounded by the daily fatigue, poor weather and general sub standard condition of our uk roads. Not to mention the normal driving we tend to get these days around us. I like as much factor of safety under me as possible. I agree if your just pottering about and doing a mile a month, then anything that rolls will do.
  7. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    I had a set in 2008 on a Saab 9-5 Aero estate. Cheapest tyre I could get for a new set of 18s. I cant recall the noise but basically it was safer going out in the TVR when it rained.
  8. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    @Tuvoc they never had any wet grip to start with!
  9. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    @535i Andrew that looks a really tidy car. That the one you lost to transmission failure? Great wheels. Don’t suit the M-Sport though in my opinion. I read a lot about inner edges going on these E60s. So far so good for me. Here is a PSS with 28k careful miles on it.
  10. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    Spiders are staggered! 172M wheel in 19”. That’s what mine came on. The standard MSport wheel was the non staggered 135M wheel aka MV2 which is 18”. Confusingly the MV2 was also an E46 wheel which was staggered. Anyone with. MV2s on an E60 should not be staggered. Spiders on the car, 135M winter wheels after a clean drying in the sun.
  11. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    Maybe not everyone will be consistent but some trends might follow... Anyway, staggered 18” on the E60? The standard sport MV2 (135M) wheels aren’t staggered so what did you have?