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Aaroona

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  #2831669 13-Dec-2021 18:27
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Jase2985:

 

size tyres...

 

 

Ah shoot, sorry mate.

 

225/40R19 front

 

255/35R19 rear.


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  #2831671 13-Dec-2021 18:31
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Aaroona:

 

Thank you. I will give them a call tomorrow and see what is on offer :)

 

 

His name is Aaron. 😀





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  #2831691 13-Dec-2021 18:45
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You don't need PZero RF's on a 335 !

I have PS4's on my V10 M5 and they are mustard. Also have them on my wife's 535D and my E34 535is.

Had S001 and RE003 on our manual 320d msport which were excellent but it now has Hankook Evo3 (or something) which are also decent as a daily driver.

Buy the PS4s and be done with it. Best all around tyre there is at the moment.

Hyperdrive often have 40% but Bridgestone are current buy one get one half price. So try them for the RE003's.

Availability is the problem at the moment, especially for staggered sets.





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  #2831719 13-Dec-2021 19:16
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martyyn: You don't need PZero RF's on a 335 !

I have PS4's on my V10 M5 and they are mustard. Also have them on my wife's 535D and my E34 535is.

Had S001 and RE003 on our manual 320d msport which were excellent but it now has Hankook Evo3 (or something) which are also decent as a daily driver.

Buy the PS4s and be done with it. Best all around tyre there is at the moment.

Hyperdrive often have 40% but Bridgestone are current buy one get one half price. So try them for the RE003's.

Availability is the problem at the moment, especially for staggered sets.


 

Thank you, that is helpful. What do you do for a spare? have you bought a space saver? Or just role with the can of goo option? 

 

 


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  #2831721 13-Dec-2021 19:19
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RE003s are also pretty amazing. no complaints.





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  #2831742 13-Dec-2021 19:43
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Aaroona:

 

Technofreak:

 

That's what my car came with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubRG9d219wQ 

 

I've since bought a space saver spare as another option.

 

Currently have Conti Sport Contact 5's fitted. They have been OK but shortly about to fit Pilot Sport 4's.  

 

You might want to do some checking around to see what tyres are available in the size you need. Last year I bought tyres for another car and couldn't get what I wanted. This time around I bought the tyres ahead of time to ensure I got what I wanted.

 

 

Ah yes, I saw mentions of that kit around elsewhere. Looks like a decent package, if I can find one locally, which may be an option.

 

I considered a space saver spare, but given how often I fill my boot, it is probably not as much of an attractive option

 

Stock wise, you are right there, I think there are some challenges with some brands, but so far I've found a couple of places with stock for certain brands. 

 

 

I've gone two years with just the kit I linked. I haven't used it yet. I had two punctures in that time both were slow leaks that didn't need pumping on the run.

 

When I look at all the driving I've done there has been very few occasions where I've used a spare. My old car which I still have, has done 420,000 km and the original spare is still in the car I think it's been used once and then the puncture was really my own fault. 

 

Several times a year I drive a route, where if I had a puncture that couldn't be fixed with the pump and goo, it would be very inconvenient. So in the end I bought a space saver

 

My car had the spare tyre cavity they just saved on weight for fuel economy by not fitting a spacer saver from the factory. You may find you have a cavity for a spare. You'll also need a jack and wheel spanner if you go this route. 

 

For most people a spare isn't really needed and a pump and goo kit would get you on your way on the rare occasion you needed it. 





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  #2831743 13-Dec-2021 19:47
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Aaroona:

martyyn: You don't need PZero RF's on a 335 !

I have PS4's on my V10 M5 and they are mustard. Also have them on my wife's 535D and my E34 535is.

Had S001 and RE003 on our manual 320d msport which were excellent but it now has Hankook Evo3 (or something) which are also decent as a daily driver.

Buy the PS4s and be done with it. Best all around tyre there is at the moment.

Hyperdrive often have 40% but Bridgestone are current buy one get one half price. So try them for the RE003's.

Availability is the problem at the moment, especially for staggered sets.



Thank you, that is helpful. What do you do for a spare? have you bought a space saver? Or just role with the can of goo option? 


 


Can of goo, AA membership and crossed fingers.

I've had one puncture in 30-odd years and drive 50k kms a year. The 320d had run flats and they were awful. Stiff and tramlining.

Swapping to RE003 and S001 was an incredible difference.



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  #2831766 13-Dec-2021 20:50
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OP;

 

The 335 is a fairly high performance vehicle so don't skimp on tyres.

 

Your driving style will dictate which tyre to go for.

 

There is no need to get another set of RFT - awful things !

 

PS. There is a Michelin PS4 and PS4S.

 

The PS4 is very good but the PS4S is much more capable, well worth the extra $$$

 

 


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  #2831776 13-Dec-2021 21:11
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I've bought the Michelin PS4S (yet to have them fitted) though I'd have preferred the PS4 for comfort, noise, (based on test reports so YMMV) and price but there were none available in the size I needed (245/45 R 18). It's my understanding that unless you put your car on the track the PS4 will be more than adequate for most people. 

 

This guys does really good tyre reviews in my opinion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMv64liOqIE 

 

and here https://www.tyrereviews.com/Article/2021-Tyre-Reviews-UHP-Summer-Tyre-Test.htm 





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  #2831780 13-Dec-2021 21:19
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With all due respect, unless you're tracking an M3 you will see no benefit in going for the PS4S over the PS4.

OP, you'll be fine with PS4, RE003, S001, Ventus Evo3, don't discount the Laufenn LK03 either. That's super cheap with decent reviews if you're not driving at 9/10ths.

I would prioritise finding a matching set to be honest.

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  #2831782 13-Dec-2021 21:28
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i have in my past driven the rubber off cheap chinese brands too, when new i found no difference.

 

it's possible that when you're close to the limit of friction when you will notice something.

 

but then i've now gone and stuck with the expensive ones nowadays. and i do drive the bejepers out of them, rain or shine. even up ski fields but that's only on the subaru.





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  #2831783 13-Dec-2021 21:29
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Buying tires is difficult. It's difficult to compare them, prices vary, charges aren't clear, and clearly they're a high margin industry trying to make as much money as they can. I tend to go to one place, get a quote, find a better price, go back, shop around, but it's a PITA. So most recently I just got the last place to put the newer model of the last tires I got on. Michelin Premacy 4, hard wearing and decent grip. Consumer magazine has tire reviews that are probably a good guide. I'm not sure it makes all that much difference which you get for regular driving so long as you get a good brand - and I'm not going to read replies so argue all you want ;)


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  #2831797 13-Dec-2021 22:45
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I've gone through a couple pairs of Eagle F1 A2 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Can hardly tell the difference and the PS4 is normally cheaper.

Both are a fair bit better than the older PS3, especially in the wet, so don't be tempted.

Just make sure the tyre dates are recent ish, don't get caught out buying old tyres that have gone hard.

Someone earlier said there's no point putting on expensive tyres... I wholeheartedly disagree. I have no doubt that my tyres have allowed me to avoid several certain accidents, in both mine and my wife's car. You may be a confident and even good driver, but cannot control what the next chump is going to do that you need to swerve for or drop anchor to avoid.

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insane: I've gone through a couple pairs of Eagle F1 A2 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Can hardly tell the difference and the PS4 is normally cheaper.

Both are a fair bit better than the older PS3, especially in the wet, so don't be tempted.

Just make sure the tyre dates are recent ish, don't get caught out buying old tyres that have gone hard.

Someone earlier said there's no point putting on expensive tyres... I wholeheartedly disagree. I have no doubt that my tyres have allowed me to avoid several certain accidents, in both mine and my wife's car. You may be a confident and even good driver, but cannot control what the next chump is going to do that you need to swerve for or drop anchor to avoid.

 

 

 

So you you're saying the A2's aren't too bad? Good to know. Interestingly the A2's are what has come back as cheapest at the moment. Just waiting on a few more quotes.

 

What would you consider old stock? should I be making sure they are from this year? within last 2 years? Is this a common thing to ask when checking pricing? 


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  #2831802 14-Dec-2021 00:04
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Aaroona:
So you you're saying the A2's aren't too bad? Good to know. Interestingly the A2's are what has come back as cheapest at the moment. Just waiting on a few more quotes.


What would you consider old stock? should I be making sure they are from this year? within last 2 years? Is this a common thing to ask when checking pricing? 



The F1 A2 has been my favourite tyre, grip is predictable, been buying them since 2008 or there about. They surprisingly last quite a while under 'normal' frequent spirited driving conditions ;) Think my current set have done somewhere between 30-40,000km and I rotate them occasionlly when I remember to.


I've ended up with pair of F1 A2 and PS4 because I got a nasty sidewall puncture after some a55h0le knocked my mailbox over with a baseball bat or similar, and I drove over the coach screws that were holding it in place.. Couldn't find any A2s in stock at the time and put the PS4 on the front (yeah I know they recommend new on the back to avoid oversteer, but I have a FWD).
Was impressed enough to put them on the wife's A3 2.0T to replace her set of PS3.

Price will probably dictate which ones I go for between them next as I honestly wouldn't be able to tell blindfolded.

Think tyres are considered old after 5-7 years, so just depends how long it'll take you to chew through them.

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