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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by GregEJE » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:28 pm

Thanks for all your posts - I've ordered some new tyres, fitting on Friday. I'll post the difference soon after!

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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by stevesurrey » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:55 am

Which tyres did u opt for ?
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by GregEJE » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:36 am

A local place were doing a good price on Continental Contact Sport so I went for them - they ended up about 50 quid cheaper than alternatives like Michellin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, etc. I wouldn't be swayed by discounts on my car, but I'm sure the conti's will be good enough for what they'll be used for :)

I've got Michellin Pilot Sport 3 on my e46 and find them to be great although they do seem to wear faster than others - they would have worked out at over £100 more for the set though. For a school run/city runabout use it seemed a bit of a waste!

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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by stevesurrey » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:15 am

GregEJE wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:28 pm
Thanks for all your posts - I've ordered some new tyres, fitting on Friday. I'll post the difference soon after!
So, whats the handling like now with the new tyres ?
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by GregEJE » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:00 pm

Hi, sorry been at a wedding all day! 4 hours of driving today in very wet conditions and the car's been perfect with the new tyres. Completely different, so tyres definitely seem to have fixed it.

Even if I pushed it coming out of side roads, etc, it still only had a brief flash of DTC and we were off, barely any loss of grip at all. Actually better than I thought it would be.

Thanks everyone for your input :)

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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:03 pm

Good stuff, they'll be even better with a few miles on them, fully scrubbed in.
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by stevesurrey » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:47 am

Great result :)
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by Twenny » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:30 am

Awesome result.

Always a concern when different tyres are fitted, shows no love has been given which asks the question what else didn't they do?


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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by pem10 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:52 am

Pleased that your issue has been sorted. Think a lot of people assume that because new tyres are fitted then that's one expense missed. No dig intended. Spending that money on some quality matching tyres has potentially saved you and your partner and other road users a very large accident.

Can only be a good thing. Enjoy your new found predictability. :)
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by GregEJE » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks everyone - I thought the budget tyres that came on the car would do the job for a while until funds were better, especially with how new they were. Definitely won't make that mistake again! :)

Interesting as the car was one lady owner who didn't appear to skip on costs generally as the car was always serviced at BMW and included things like an annual air con service, brake fluid change, etc. Guess she just didn't see the point in spending out on tyres (or perhaps she knew she was getting rid of the car so it didn't matter?)

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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by johngray2398 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:24 am

Hi all,

Fairly new to owning a 120d E87. I can't seem to get the back out at all, like I've been properly mashing it and nothing. It doesn't feel normal. It's not lacking power though. Any thoughts?

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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:59 am

johngray2398 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:24 am
Hi all,

Fairly new to owning a 120d E87. I can't seem to get the back out at all, like I've been properly mashing it and nothing. It doesn't feel normal. It's not lacking power though. Any thoughts?
I'm assuming you've turned the Traction Control down/off? Even so, you might struggle on a dry summers' day.

What tyres are you running?
What age is it (IE, how much power are you putting down)?

A turbo diesel (with relatively slow throttle response) and an open diff really isn't the best chariot for drifting, imo.
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by johngray2398 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:03 am

Hanooks, not sure which ones, and yeah it's off. It's not so much that I want to drift it, just thought it would step out more then it does 😂, they do look really new. Just thought it was odd, and it's 2009 :)

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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:29 am

Heavy car, medium power, new quality tyres on a hot dry day; none of that says drifty fun to me.

Try again on a cold rainy deserted car park. Adding some rear tyre pressure would make the rear less safe too.
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Re: E87 120d oversteer

Post by johngray2398 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:33 am

Appreciate the reply. Thank you!

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