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Can you recommend a quiet tyre for my BMW?

My 2008 BMW 3 Series suffers with tyre noise. Will swapping the runflats for conventional tyres improve things? Is there a quiet tyre you could recommend?

Filed under tyres - Asked by James Simons (Leixlip) - Sat, 08 May 2010 21:39


Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: - -

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Hi James,

We'd like to put this one to BMW and a tyre expert. Can you tell me what size tyres you have, the brand they are and whether you have any relevant extras like sports suspension? Just post the details in the comment section below.

Thank you

2 responses

Hi there,

A couple more questions for your reader:

1 - Did you have the same complaint prior to fitting new tyres?

2 - Do those new tyres have the BMW Star on them? This is a clearly marked five-pointed star symbol on the tyre sidewall.

We do not recommend replacing run-flat tyres with non run-flat tyres on a automobile that has the former as standard. Depending on specification this automobile may not have a spare wheel or a mobility system or a jack and wheel brace.

Additionally the run-flat warning system will not apply so you will not be able to drive for 250km at up to 80km/h.

If the reader still wishes to fit non run-flats despite the above comments, a conventional tyre of the same size will fit the rim, but we cannot recommend any brand.

Hope all this makes sense.

Kind regards,

Julia

Posted by Julia Christoph - BMW Ireland (Swords, Dublin) - Tue, 11 May 2010 14:43:43

The tyres are Bridgestone Potenza Rosoa 225/45 R17. The suspension is the standard SE suspension. The tyres are all brand new and are correctly inflated. Thanks.

Posted by James Simons (Leixlip) - Sun, 09 May 2010 20:09:07





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