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      01-16-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Non RFT ordered

Well some dick head dropped some of his 'cargo' on the motorway the other night. I couldn't avoid running over some of it, which gave me a puncture.....only a very slow one, but still

So I have ordered 2 new rear Yokohama Non RFT. Looking forward to evaluating the RFT vs NRFT.
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Will be very interested to hear your thoughts! Do you have 19" wheels?
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Just curious to know, do all four tyres have to be the same? or can you mix and match the front against the rear? e.g front RFT and rear Non RFT
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Did you consider any other tyres? I've been very impressed with the Michelin pilot Super sports on the Z4. Though expensive if your car is mainly a motorway mileage muncher. Still less than any RFT though!
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Excellant....

Be interesting to see if they are much of an improvement on these newer run flats as fitted to F30s these days.
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Might be difficult to compare with a mixed setup though, you should order 4
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Just curious to know, do all four tyres have to be the same? or can you mix and match the front against the rear? e.g front RFT and rear Non RFT
Tyre companies and related safety bodies recommend all 4 tyres, not even to mix axle wise.

Showing how seriously tyre mixing is viewed, Bridgestone give the following comment on mixing the latest Potenza S001 RFT with older Potenza 050 RFTs.

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Install Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT tires in sets of four only.

Due to the traction and handling capabilities of the Potenza S001 RFT, Bridgestone recommends they be used in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance. Potenza S001 RFT tires may NOT be mixed with other tire models, such as the Potenza RE050 RFT, Potenza RE050A RFT, Potenza RE050A I RFT or Potenza RE050A II RFT.
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Tyre companies and related safety bodies recommend all 4 tyres, not even to mix axle wise.

Showing how seriously tyre mixing is viewed, Bridgestone give the following comment on mixing the latest Potenza S001 RFT with older Potenza 050 RFTs.



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Fair enough but they would say that wouldn't they!
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When I went to Non RFT on the Z4 I did the rears first (always the first to wear out!) and then the fronts. I didn't have any issues with it. What I did notice is that the ride comfort improvement by changing the rears was much bigger than that of doing the front. That may be mainly to do with the fact that you sit so near the rear axle in a Z4 though!
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Just curious to know, do all four tyres have to be the same? or can you mix and match the front against the rear? e.g front RFT and rear Non RFT
No....ideally I would fit 4 but the fronts are still at 6mm, so will fit NRFT to fronts later when needed. Provided I get good results from the rears
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Did you consider any other tyres? I've been very impressed with the Michelin pilot Super sports on the Z4. Though expensive if your car is mainly a motorway mileage muncher. Still less than any RFT though!
Yes I did have my eye on the Michelins PSS, they were my second choice. These Yokies are brand new and apparently very good. I have had good results with Yoko in the past....not so much with mileage though.
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Might be difficult to compare with a mixed setup though, you should order 4
For a small fee (the price of two front tyres) I will be the guinea pig......pay up folks
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When I went to Non RFT on the Z4 I did the rears first (always the first to wear out!) and then the fronts. I didn't have any issues with it. What I did notice is that the ride comfort improvement by changing the rears was much bigger than that of doing the front. That may be mainly to do with the fact that you sit so near the rear axle in a Z4 though!
Also the front suspension usually has a lot more caster than the rear, so it is normally the rear that 'jars'.
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Tyre companies and related safety bodies recommend all 4 tyres, not even to mix axle wise.

Showing how seriously tyre mixing is viewed, Bridgestone give the following comment on mixing the latest Potenza S001 RFT with older Potenza 050 RFTs.



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I wouldn't mix on same axle, hence two new tyres even though one has good tread on it.

And agree on this being good advice for the numpty......
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Excellant....

Be interesting to see if they are much of an improvement on these newer run flats as fitted to F30s these days.
I had Bridgestones on car 1, Pirelli on car 2. Both RFT.

Pirelli to be fair to them have been a great tyre, much better than the Bridgestones. I was just going to throw another Pirelli RFT on, but then....why not try something different. Nothing ventured nothing gained
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Cant you swap the fronts too and sell them?

I did this on my E90, swapped all 4 and sold the fronts as they had good tread on them. Sold them to someone on e90post.


You might get some takers on here for some second hand fronts? Worth putting the feelers out on a new thread and see if you get any takers?
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Cant you swap the fronts too and sell them?

I did this on my E90, swapped all 4 and sold the fronts as they had good tread on them. Sold them to someone on e90post.


You might get some takers on here for some second hand fronts? Worth putting the feelers out on a new thread and see if you get any takers?
Yes not a bad idea. I do want to keep RFT for trade in though....I am thinking that time might come sooner than expected.
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Yes not a bad idea. I do want to keep RFT for trade in though....I am thinking that time might come sooner than expected.
Finally come round to 335dXdrive?
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Finally come round to 335dXdrive?
Today would have been handy to have an xDrive. It took ages for me to inch the wheel round to see what had punctured the tyre. If I had an xDrive I could have just got my head between tyre and wheel arch and had a peek
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Today would have been handy to have an xDrive. It took ages for me to inch the wheel round to see what had punctured the tyre. If I had an xDrive I could have just got my head between tyre and wheel arch and had a peek
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Would that put you on a 2x2 set up? Interested to hear how it would feel. Wouldn't you notice the difference more if the new tyres were fronts?
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