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    737NG Sim Instructor


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    E60 LCI 535dMS

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    @Tuvoc they never had any wet grip to start with!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    Thing is, this has been specifically asked in a model specific forum with type specific wheel information supplied. Road and weather conditions aside, I’d have expected some responses which reflected people’s experience based on this. Something along the lines of “yes I’ve an e60 running spiders (thus that tyre size) and had it x years and changed the tyres x times and found the xx brand to be quieter than xx.”
  8. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    Indeed, my GY are rated at 68db and are loud
  9. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    These are drive by off throttle figures and as reported in many tyre tests don’t necessarily correlate to in cabin noise
  10. My similar generation 535d has averaged 42 over 28k based on real fuel consumption. That’s mainly fast motorway. Whats the 530i doing?
  11. TCC not locking. Revs rising and falling underload with no change in vehicle speed.
  12. What’s an acceptable fluctuation? Mine does it ever so slightly when you take upload. It doesn’t waiver up and down. Just a bit of take up initially.
  13. L1011

    Quiet Tyres?

    I’m interested to hear folks opinions and experiences on tyres but specifically related to quietness. Obviously the usual performance parameters stand, can’t have anything ditchfinder just because it is silent. The car is wearing it’s factory spiders. I fitted Goodyear Eagle GSD3s all round with correct 245/35F 275/30R size in 2017/18. They replaced the Michelin PSS that were on it. They are loud. Actually ear buzzing loud. A real difference to the winter MV2 setup I ran over winter which are wrapped with Nokian WR winter tyres. So any recommendations? I do at least 80 miles to the office a day at speed. 80+ cruising minimum. Circa 25k a year. Car is a LCI535d E60.
  14. Glasgow Indeed they are pricey. Not 100% all positive either. Maybe worth a trip next time. I have relatives in the midlands.
  15. It is, but my work/family/lifestyle preclude me from spending more than about an hour at any one time on the car and is my daily. Taking it to a ZF agent made sense. I’ve read some disaster stories about some specialists. Next time I may look elsewhere though!