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Post by 130girl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:03 am

vasilis wrote:1 As I wrote earlier, some tire manufacturers have approved their 255/35 tires for 8" rim, with TUV certification.

2 That is the reason I put 225 all around, even I have the Drexler LSD
The penny has been undropped :confused1:

If I am not that interested in oversteer (until I get any LSD), then 225/245 or 225/255 combination would be best and is closest to keeping relative status quo between front to back with non-RFT (as non-RFT 205 45 18 don't really exist). Seeing that some 255 fit, those would be best at the rear.

In fact, 225 all round is really the preferred set up for a more tail happy 1er for you formula D fans...

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Post by 130girl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:26 am

Top post vasilis :thumbs:
I consider my penny redropped- aiming at 225 and 255 combination using TUV certified tires when those d@mn RFT wear out...
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mods- is this worthy of a sticky??? certainly seems to cover this popular topic.

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Post by preppeller » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:51 am

130girl, so you wouldnt consider the safer 245/35R18 with no chance or pinching or rubbing?
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Post by Iwant1 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:19 am

Don't get me wrong, putting 245/35R18 non-RFT has increased grip, but you can definitely oversteer that baby, no probs there! It's a matter of whether you want to or not. :D
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Post by preppeller » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:32 am

I'm still in the balance - either 225/40R18 all round or 225/40R18 and 245/35R18 - im still a little leaning towards the latter as I would prefer the maximum traction under acceleration. I will make the decision on a whim in a few months when i change the tyres. :)
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Post by 130girl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:01 pm

preppeller wrote:130girl, so you wouldnt consider the safer 245/35R18 with no chance or pinching or rubbing?
All things being equal, 255 would be preferred providing I can get a TUV certified model as recognised down under. That addresses the pinching issue.

As for rubbing, I have not seen any forum members with any rubbing issues on 255 around their standard wheels. In fact, reports are to the contrary...

Sounds good enough for me- I mean, that's why I come to the forum to hear other people's opinion. Then again, it will heavily depend on cost and availabilty when it comes time to change. A good deal on certain rubber could easily throw the deal either way, I do not really expect to notice a huge difference between 245 and 255 but I like the comfort of erring on the side of more grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrip.

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Post by preppeller » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:12 pm

sounds good to me 130girl :)

I know i want 245s at the back, but i also know myself in that i will go for 225s when it comes to it because i like tail happy! weeeeeeeee. :twisted:
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Post by 130girl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:32 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I know what you mean, I'm trying to not get too exciited about it as I expect it to be quite some time but can't wait to join the non-RFT club.... Image
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Post by roofer » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:26 pm

so you wouldnt consider the safer 245/35R18 with no chance or pinching or rubbing?
There is no 'pinching or rubbing' with 255's.

If you want oversteer with 255's, you just apply more power :wink:

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Post by karlak » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:59 am

If I were to change my 120D Msport 17's to the Msport 18's - Do i need to do anything else? Has anyone done this ?

I know the 208M's are an option when you buy the 120D, but I was curious if there are any spacers or such like that the 130i has over the 120d -

Simply replace wheels ??

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Post by preppeller » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:27 am

Yep, simply replace the wheels! :)
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Post by Rumple » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:04 pm

Well guys the deed is done at last. :D

I have ordered the Conti premium Sport Contact 2's all round, after hearing they were really good for the 17" club.

I am a bit like 130girl in feeling off by replacing the tyres when they have well over 10k worth of tread left on them. I just could not bear the ride, the car has started to get rattles/creaks due to it being shaken to bits. Cost me fair bit too mind...£450 all round, which was the cheapest i could find :shock: , but well worth it IMHO.
So keeping the RFTs in the garage till it's traded in, whilst I enjoy the benefits of conventional tyres. YIPEEE...

Tyres getting fitted on the 7th April...cannot wait. :D
Will report back on my experiences once fitted.
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Post by Iwant1 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:17 pm

Rumple, great stuff. What sizes (width) did you get? I got Conti CS2 (18") a month ago & they are great.
Since I went wider, have definitely notice higher grip level both dry and wet. Ride has completely changed. Will be good to hear your reaction once you have the Conti mounted. :clap: :thumbs:
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Post by roofer » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:42 pm

My car is being part x'd on thursday.

Anyone who wants to swap their RFT'S before it goes with the almost new p/zero's and can get round before then is welcome to do so.

All changes at your expense, and contribution to my beer fund.

Your tyres must be road legal, and of the correct size...

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Post by Rumple » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:22 pm

Iwant1 wrote:Rumple, great stuff. What sizes (width) did you get? I got Conti CS2 (18") a month ago & they are great.
Since I went wider, have definitely notice higher grip level both dry and wet. Ride has completely changed. Will be good to hear your reaction once you have the Conti mounted. :clap: :thumbs:
Thanks Iwant1.

Left the sizes/widths the same for all tyres as I couldn't be bothered in experimenting with different sizes (Front 205/50/r17 Rear 225/45/r17). I was more interested in getting the BMW drive I was always aspiring to :wink: rather than one ruined by RFT's.

Personally I cannot wait till the tyres are fitted. How you finding the tyres anyway? Heard some good things about them, so would be interested in what you think about wear rates/tyre noise etc.

Roll on April...(sorry guys....don't mean to wish my life away)
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