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Re: Tyre question

Post by rm1 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:22 pm

34 front 36 rear or 33/35

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Re: Tyre question

Post by Ian w » Tue May 01, 2018 7:25 pm

rm1 wrote:34 front 36 rear or 33/35
Toed64 wrote:
Ian w wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 11:49 am
Supplementary question.

What pressures are 130i users finding works best on the MPS4? Shall I just stick to standard or....
I'm running about 35/36psi all round, but now that I have Ian's camber plates and M3 LCAs, I think I will drop another couple of psi as the front is lively enough and the outer shoulders won't be wearing so much now.

30/32psi seemed to low for my tastes. Different tyres will feel very different with similar pressures, IME. My advice would be to try 34psi and then tweak to your taste...and report back please.
I've input the standard 2.4 and 2.6 bar for now and will see how I get on Image

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Re: Tyre question

Post by Toed64 » Tue May 01, 2018 7:49 pm

OK, so that's about 35psi and 38psi.

I found that running 38psi on the back of my 135i was a tad too much on proper tyres, the centre of the tread wore more quickly than the shoulders. See what you think...
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Re: Tyre question

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:07 pm

So what's the best space saver for a car on 208's? Where to get one?

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Re: Tyre question

Post by Toed64 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:05 pm

Ktmpedro220 wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:07 pm
So what's the best space saver for a car on 208's? Where to get one?
Mine's on 18" 208s and I have one like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-1-SERIES ... Swa~BYQvzB

The main dealer quoted me £350 for a complete space saver kit. I thought B0ll0x, and bought the same item from a chap on ebay - I paid about £125. It was second hand, but unused and it came in a neat bag with straps to hold it down to the boot floor so that it doesn't smash about when the car is being used properly.

There are lots more 16" BMW space savers available on ebay. Depending on which model & what size brakes you have, you might well be be fine with one of them. I am fairly sure that a 16" space saver would fit over the standard brakes on my 130i...I was less sure about this on my 135i, hence the 17" spare.
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Re: Tyre question

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:32 pm

Cheers Toed64. I'll have a look. Just got the super duper silly string can at the moment.

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Re: Tyre question

Post by Ktmpedro220 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:55 am

Sorry to hijack this thread. I was considering going back to runflats but have again decided to get a space saver. If I'm running 208's with 35's on the back and 40's on the front does it matter what saver I get. I'm thinking I may get away with a 16" rim? 2008 e81123d m sport.

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