Discussion in 'General chat' started by mach one, Nov 28, 2019.
that has been suggested earlier in the thread and will be kept as an option
Did you get the tyre fitted? all ok now?
RFT are sure expensive to replace but soo convenient...i know when i had to replace one of mine... think it cost me £220 but this was probably a year or so ago i think. Couldn't justify replacing all tyres or even just fronts as still had plenty of tread in them. However, i think my tyres are probably around 4mm all round now, i think on last health check they were 4 - 5mm, not done too many miles since then, approx 5k tops so expect them to be around 4mm now so hopefully get another year, maybe 2 before needing to replace, then the search will begin for a better tyre as not too keen on the bridge-stones i have but can't justify replacing at the moment. I will say though, they have got a bit better since they have worn down a bit from new but still overall, not overly impressed so wont be paying for the same tyres again.
all done and now back home with one new tyre on the rear £215.00 all in and the tyre is the same make and model as the others on the car so all still match and wll probably pick up another 275/40/19 tyre and get that mounted on the other rear so when put the summers back on late spring l wll have two new tyres on the rear
l will do another post about Run-flat real world experience and give info on the experience
good to hear @mach one . Look forward to the write up. How much tread is on your other tyre or is it close to needing changing?
I didn't replace my other front tyre as that was around 7-8mm at the time and the new tyre was 8mm so max was 1mm difference and couldn't' justify expense for new tyre with that much tread left. Now IF one was to go for any reason, i'd probably get both replaced like you as i believe i'm don to around 4mm left so only another 1mm to go before BMW suggest replacing anyway. Plus i may even pull the trigger and replace all 4 as they are all wearing pretty evenly across the whole car, which was a bit of a surprise considering rear world drive, i was expecting rears to go before the fronts.
l am not 100% sure but the new tyre will have around 8mm and at a guess the other tyre on the same axle will have about 4mm so there is good difference between the two tyres on the same axle
l will be taking the summer tyres off on Saturday and getting my winter wheels on so l will have a good look then and make a decision then if it had 6mm on the other tyre l would leave it but if it is down to 4mm l will change it before the summers go back on next year
oops. must have missed it.