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M2 Tyres

Post by MartyB » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:45 pm

What tyres are been fitted to M2’s from the factory? I always assumed it would be MPSS, however there are reports of some cars being fitted with Conti’s.


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Post by TerryCTR » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:46 pm

It’s a mixture of both and pot luck what you land with. I hope it’s MPSS in my case
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Post by MartyB » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:02 pm

Yeah I’m wanting MPSS. The order confirmation just says ‘mixed tyres’!


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Post by 692DPG » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:19 pm

MartyB wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:02 pm
Yeah I’m wanting MPSS. The order confirmation just says ‘mixed tyres’!


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Mixed tyres means sizes not make, staggered wheels with wider tyres on the rear. Every LCI car I've seen has Continentals on - I asked the same at my dealer and they said if any of the unregistered cars they had had MPSS they'd swap the wheels but all 3 had Continentals. Other than a fussy sidewall I don't mind them though they are Conti Sport 3s which are an older generation tyre style but no older than MPSS in reality as these have been superseded by PS4S.
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Post by Shandy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 pm

My LCI came with MPSS

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Post by jonnydrama » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:01 am

Shandy wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:26 pm
My LCI came with MPSS
Same.

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Post by OrtonM135i » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:48 am

All 3 LCI M2 I’ve driven in the last week have had MPSS boots on

If you’re worried tell your dealer they need to make sure yours has MPSS fitted as it’s what BMW sell them as having in the technical specs, it shouldn’t be hard for them to swap over as there are plenty available to get the MPSS from


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Post by mikeyscott » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:28 am

Surprised they haven’t worked with Michelin re PS4S which is OEM tyre for the M5 unless etc
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Post by Deadeye » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:57 am

Mine has Contis but I’d prefer Conti 3s to M-PS4S.

The next two my dealer sold had PSSs :(
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Post by OrtonM135i » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:20 pm

Slightly off topic but maybe useful for others as well... so I’ve just had my 2nd puncture in a few months after none in 8 years Which has prompted me to look at changing over my tyres to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rather than pay to replace the conti sport 3s.

What I am keen to find out is does anyone have any experience or advice on moving to wider setup 255 F and 275 R or even going down to a 30 profile tyre as well? Just looking as that as it surprisingly works out £110 less for 4 x tyres at 30 profile vs 35 and may potentially improve handling and responsiveness.

Any suggestions please let me know

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Post by Davey M » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Good question don’t know the answer, but I was thinking about this myself, plenty of tread left so time on my side, look forward to peoples thoughts .

Tyre sizes vary I do wonder iwhat is optimum, don’t know if size impacts traction or handling, probably both? Personally I would favour handling.

Interesting BMW have same wheel sizes I think but different tyres don’t pretend to understand why but rationale would be interesting.

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Post by Japper69 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:12 am

OrtonM135i wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Slightly off topic but maybe useful for others as well... so I’ve just had my 2nd puncture in a few months after none in 8 years Image Which has prompted me to look at changing over my tyres to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rather than pay to replace the conti sport 3s.

What I am keen to find out is does anyone have any experience or advice on moving to wider setup 255 F and 275 R or even going down to a 30 profile tyre as well? Just looking as that as it surprisingly works out £110 less for 4 x tyres at 30 profile vs 35 and may potentially improve handling and responsiveness.

Any suggestions please let me know

Cheers


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Re: M2 Tyres

Post by cadmunkey » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:38 am

My LCI came with Contis. They feel a bit harder than the MPSS I used to have.

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