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BMW Approved Tyre List
09-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Post: #21
RE: BMW Approved Tyre List
Hi Guys....
Newbee here...
The E46 330i suspension...
Q:What is the disadvantage of fitting a 20 inch wheel with 30 profile
If ok..!! what would the best proflile and width be to avoid ride issues...(Max 3 adults in the car...normally just 2)

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09-03-2012, 10:58 AM (This post was last modified: 09-03-2012 11:13 AM by CyberMatix.)
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RE: BMW Approved Tyre List
(24-07-2010 12:15 PM)StK Wrote:  A very popular choice of tyre over here are Falken 452's.....Extremely good tyres for the price they are..I used to run Michellin pilot sports but am so impressed with the Falken's that I think why pay the extra for Michellins when Falken's do the same job a lot cheaper?....Had some moments to give the tyres a good testing including in very wet weather and the tyres are brilliant Thumbsup2

Agreed. Replaced Contis by Falkens 452 (only rears ATM as the fronts have still lots of life to give). Better traction, better cornering, at about 3/4 of the price.


(09-03-2012 10:09 AM)Chrisbmw Wrote:  Hi Guys....
Newbee here...
The E46 330i suspension...
Q:What is the disadvantage of fitting a 20 inch wheel with 30 profile
If ok..!! what would the best proflile and width be to avoid ride issues...(Max 3 adults in the car...normally just 2)

Bangdesk

Do a bit of research on the internet. Check for OD (Outside Diameter), offset, section width, thread width, allowable rim widths etc.

Compare your current wheels with your intended wheels. Summit Racing & Tire Rack websites have nice "compare" feature. Search Google for "tire(tyre) calculators". Some are crap, some are useful. Look under your car and try and see how much "spare" space you have available on the insides and outside. Be bold.Rollsmile

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09-03-2012, 02:23 PM
Post: #23
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Really good list! Keen to get it into an excel if possible for better searching and referencing.
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12-03-2012, 11:54 AM
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The Falken FK452's are brilliant, did a customers e92 M3 with the competition wheel and brand new Falkens....He said they felt just as good if not better than the Michelin's we took off.
BTW i am a Falken dealer Bluebiggrin

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12-03-2012, 01:18 PM
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I almost learnt the hard way - BMW Approved tyres if your car is still under motorplan, they are pretty strict! And even if not, should something go wrong with your suspension and you don't have BMW Approved tyres there is a chance that they will not cover the repairs, even as crazy as this may sound, drivetrain issues! So while other brand tyres are as good if not better in most cases than the approved tyres just be aware that you are taking a risk fitting them if your car is still under motorplan.

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12-03-2012, 01:49 PM
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(12-03-2012 01:18 PM)Philip Foglar Wrote:  I almost learnt the hard way - BMW Approved tyres if your car is still under motorplan, they are pretty strict! And even if not, should something go wrong with your suspension and you don't have BMW Approved tyres there is a chance that they will not cover the repairs, even as crazy as this may sound, drivetrain issues! So while other brand tyres are as good if not better in most cases than the approved tyres just be aware that you are taking a risk fitting them if your car is still under motorplan.

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Lol .....so much for me wanting to replace my 19" runflats for normal tyres with a space saver to cover my beeeeehind....
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05-10-2012, 08:27 AM
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weird thing happened, I took all the tires on the BMW approved list for the E90 and called TWT, turns out tall the 225/4/17 tires are in fact Runflats

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12-03-2014, 11:54 PM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2014 11:58 PM by nemo_jhb.)
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Hi guys, is this the latest list?

(12-03-2014 11:54 PM)nemo_jhb Wrote:  Hi guys, is this the latest list?

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13-03-2014, 06:53 AM
Post: #29
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It's really amazing....BMW has no approved tyre manufacturer in Germany! And that is where the cars are coming from....according to German law BMW is not even allowed to issue a list with certain manufacturers due to possible competition! BMW is only issuing a list with preferred types of tyres!


I think that this here is only used to get rid of some motorplans....I already had that problem....Argh
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13-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Post: #30
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Pity list is not up to date as I don't see any f30 profiles there. I am currently running Goodyear asymmetric 2 runflats 225 40 19 and 255 35 19 damn these tyres are nice. I had the 18s on as in my sig and they had continental I always got a sense of fear when cornering thankfully the 19s with the Goodyears make an swesome combination.
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13-03-2014, 10:19 AM
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I asked BMW Fountains about Tyres and they had no issue with other brands and my motorplan check passed at Ceder isle with normal cheaper brand tyres. Why must you pay 24 if you can pay 9.5 and get better mileage and same performance? The motorplan does notcover rims and tyres.

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