Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

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Springer
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Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Springer » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 17:49

Need to replace the rear tyres on the Z3 2.0.
I have Falken 452's on at present and have no problem with them.They have done about 14,000 and are down to 3mm so will require changing soon.
I have standard 16" wheels,
Should I replace with the same or is there anything better on the market now?.

Bowler
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Bowler » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 17:53

Doing the rounds myself to get rid of the awful Marshalls on at present
On the verge of ordering Falken 914 at £80 a corner
Seem to have the best reviews for the Z at the money
In love with driving again (its the Z effect)

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Davejue1
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Davejue1 » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 18:46

I have falken 452's on mine and find them very good but I don't drive them hard to be fair. :)
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by mnbrennan » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 19:38

Michelin pilot sport 3 are great on my M

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Lorenzo
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Lorenzo » Thu 27 Mar, 2014 20:51

You should try the Toyo Proxes T1 Sport! ;) Excellent in every condition.
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Springer
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Springer » Sat 29 Mar, 2014 23:45

Thanks for the opinions,think I will stay with the Falkens :-P

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by TR4man » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 08:14

If you are on 3.0mm you've still got some way to go to reach the legal minimum of 1.6mm

Haggling hard at my local ATS Euromaster a couple of months ago got me 4 x Avon ZV5 for £335 fully fitted. I'm sure that the Falkens are a good tyre, its just that I prefer to stick to a brand that I've heard of.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Del » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 10:46

TR4man wrote:Haggling hard at my local ATS Euromaster a couple of months ago got me 4 x Avon ZV5 for £335 fully fitted
That was a good deal, I have to hire your services when I want some new tyres :D

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Bananasport » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 12:23

Hi just to add my experience I have found Black Circles very competitive and you can chose a convenient garage to have them fitted. Another thing is when you chose the garage give them a chance to undercut the quoted price.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by TR4man » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 14:05

Del wrote:
TR4man wrote:Haggling hard at my local ATS Euromaster a couple of months ago got me 4 x Avon ZV5 for £335 fully fitted
That was a good deal, I have to hire your services when I want some new tyres :D
They and the other national brands are under a great deal of pressure to achieve their sales targets and if they know that you are a retail customer - as opposed to a company car driver - and that you want four tyres, you can push them hard.

Most of them have some sort of "price match" and one can be played off against another.

You have to watch them though, because they'll quote a price and then want to add on the new valves and environmental disposal afterwards.

It's a bit of fun too, seeing how low you can get them to go.

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Post by Lorenzo » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 22:43

Springer wrote:Thanks for the opinions,think I will stay with the Falkens :-P
I had F452s on my 123d, maybe mine were defect, but braking was a nightmare. Never ever cheap tyres.
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by stevie_a » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 12:46

+1 here for Falken 914
Now have 3 cars on them. :-)

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by alec.m » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 21:59

Falken 914s I have just fitted 4 and they replaced a set of 912s. Brilliant tyres for the money. Excellent grip and they last a long time.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by 692DPG » Mon 07 Apr, 2014 21:08

Not sure what size 16 inch tyres you have but I have always found Uniroyal Rainsports to be excellent - 225/50 R16s are £77 from Tyreleader.
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by yorkee » Thu 29 May, 2014 23:05

Hi,
Fitted Hankook Ventus Prime-2 all around. Got them fitted locally via Blackcircles and they are really good. When I got the car I called it Skippy as with the Pirellis it skipped left & right depending on road surface.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by DaveB with a Z3 » Wed 05 Nov, 2014 21:06

Sorry to hijack an old thread but I'm on Falkens that have about 8mm tread but are cracked and crazed between tread and need replacing. I may now get 4 new Falken but can someone tell me what the OE tyre was so I can frighten myself with the price
Thanks
Dave

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by stevov » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:25

Uniroyal rainsport 3 from camskill. Phenomenal wet grip. Very good dry.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Wavesong » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 21:14

Googled these Falken 914s and they do seem to get good reviews. I have just checked the tyres on mine which though they all have reasonable tread left, range in age from 2004 to 2008. The down side I guess of buying a low mileage occasional use car. The tyres need replacing because they have aged rather than worm out. Will try out these Falcons.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Topperz » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 22:27

Bridgstone potenza all round on zebedee,I had the same tyres on my E91 2.0d msport but they were run flats

Never gave me any problems and responded well when warmed up and pushed hard

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Trevsky
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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by Trevsky » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 23:11

Got Matador MP 46 Hectorra 2s on my 1.9. They get great reviews and I have no complaints at all.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by wombat » Mon 05 Jan, 2015 18:33

hi everybody
I,m new to the forum and thought I just tell everyone that I have just fitted the Avon zv5 on all corners and the tramlining that the car suffered from( Michelin fronts & perrili rears) has all but completely gone!!! Internal noise level has gone down and now the car is a joy to drive. And the best bit is it cost £305 all in as a AA member, :lol:
Keep zzzzzin

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by DC » Tue 06 Jan, 2015 09:20

wombat wrote:hi everybody
I,m new to the forum and thought I just tell everyone that I have just fitted the Avon zv5 on all corners and the tramlining that the car suffered from( Michelin fronts & perrili rears) has all but completely gone!!! Internal noise level has gone down and now the car is a joy to drive. And the best bit is it cost £305 all in as a AA member, :lol:
Keep zzzzzin

Wombat
I fitted Avon ZV5's on my 16" wheels a couple of years back, no tramlining at all, good grip, reasonably priced and quiet.

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Re: Best tyres for my Z3 2.0

Post by gookah » Tue 06 Jan, 2015 17:51

wombat wrote:hi everybody
I,m new to the forum and thought I just tell everyone that I have just fitted the Avon zv5 on all corners and the tramlining that the car suffered from( Michelin fronts & perrili rears)
No surprise at curing tramlining by removing Pirelli tyres,..... or Perillous tyres as I prefer to call them.
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