BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-09-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
moff
Captain
moff's Avatar
United Kingdom
14
Rep
670
Posts

Drives: 640d M-Sport Imola Red
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nottingham GB

iTrader: (0)

New Tyres... my car has been transformed!

Wow, what a change.

My rears were down to 2mm and the lack of traction was shocking. These RFT's are dreadful from <3mm.

Just had the same Bridgestones fitted today and my car has been transformed, finally I have 2nd gear grip under fairly hard acceleration.

They are still a bit slippy on roundabouts when cold - as I found out this morning when some dunce in a Vectra tried to 'do me' - he didn't but I was slithering round :biggrin:

I had been getting wheelspin in 3rd gear, and even the traction control light coming on changing into 4th at high revs (on a private road).

I had been getting really fed up, but looking forward to some dry roads now for a proper blast now. As my car is leased I have to wait until 2mm to get them changed which is not safe IMO.

A side note... my mpg is poor. If I drive hard everywhere I get 19-20mpg, and if I drive steady (mainly city driving) i get 23mpg. Motorway at 90ish gets me 25.

There is so little change in mpg in this car... thought I would get 28-32 if I took it easy even with town driving?? Think I may be expecting too much :iono:
__________________
Current: 2015 BMW 640d Coupe Imola Red with Ivory leather and 20" alloys

Previous: 2013 Mercedes C63 Coupe, 2011 Mercedes C350, 2010 BMW 135i Convertible, 2008 BMW 135i Coupe, 2006 BMW 335d Coupe, 2006 Honda S2000, 2003 Honda S2000, 2003 BMW 330Ci Convertible, 2001 Audi S3
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
MattD
Legend
4
Rep
158
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Apr 2008

iTrader: (0)

My overall average is around the 28mpg mark, but that's with probably 75% motorway driving , and none too quick at that.

I get <15 if I drive hard in town.

I've only got 3k on my tyres, but with the cold and wet I really notice the lack of grip through second in particular, as I simply don't boot it in first at all
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 01:58 PM   #3
Z4Mr
Private
United Kingdom
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 1M ETA JAN 2012
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by moff View Post

A side note... my mpg is poor. If I drive hard everywhere I get 19-20mpg, and if I drive steady (mainly city driving) i get 23mpg. Motorway at 90ish gets me 25.

There is so little change in mpg in this car... thought I would get 28-32 if I took it easy even with town driving?? Think I may be expecting too much :iono:
Hi Moff,

My 135i Conv Auto did about 22mpg overall - I ain't a particularly fast driver, but I don't hang around either and did enjoy quite a few lunges to 7K in 2nd and 3rd :biggrin:. Motorway gave me about 28mpg sticking to 80-85ish. My Z4M driven similarly gave 24mpg overall and 30-32mpg on motorway at 80-85ish. TTS did 29mpg driven from Bradford to Whitby on a variety of roads - with a fair proportion of dual carriageway at 80-85ish - this Wed when I collected it.

Cheers,
Mike
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
Cooldaddygroove
First Lieutenant
6
Rep
308
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2008

iTrader: (0)

Woudl be helpfull if you told us what tires you actually put on the car.
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 03:40 PM   #5
mad chemist
First Lieutenant
mad chemist's Avatar
United Kingdom
13
Rep
399
Posts

Drives: F82 M4
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South East

iTrader: (0)

Just read 3rd line down!
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 05:28 PM   #6
Cooldaddygroove
First Lieutenant
6
Rep
308
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2008

iTrader: (0)

Ah yes, I forgot...Bridgestone only makes one model of tire
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 06:53 PM   #7
MattD
Legend
4
Rep
158
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Apr 2008

iTrader: (0)

Is that sarcasm?

He's quite obviously referring to the RE050s that are standard on the car
Appreciate 0
      01-09-2009, 08:41 PM   #8
Cooldaddygroove
First Lieutenant
6
Rep
308
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2008

iTrader: (0)

From all the posts here and the consensus that the RFT's are junk, I wouldn't necessarily assume he replaced them with the OEM specs.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2009, 05:43 AM   #9
esscolab
Brigadeer
esscolab's Avatar
United Kingdom
12
Rep
728
Posts

Drives: Black 135i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Colchester - UK

iTrader: (0)

Be interested what they charged you for 4 tyres in the end?
__________________
Eibach Sports springs, Evole Remap, Quafe LSD, AR Downpipes, Forge FMIC, Hart'ge Quads, BMS Intake.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2009, 07:29 AM   #10
Z4Mr
Private
United Kingdom
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 1M ETA JAN 2012
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by moff View Post
These RFT's are dreadful from <3mm.

Just had the same Bridgestones fitted today
Looks to me like Moff simply got his rear RE050 RFTs replaced with two new RE050 RFTs!

The best you'll do for two new rear RE050 RFTs fully fitted all-in is about 370.

Mike
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
clived
Captain
clived's Avatar
United Kingdom
11
Rep
812
Posts

Drives: Evolved 1M
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooldaddygroove View Post
From all the posts here and the consensus that the RFT's are junk, I wouldn't necessarily assume he replaced them with the OEM specs.
Must be a British English thing - I understood him :wink:
__________________
2011+: VO 1M Coupe, many toys, Evolve Stage 3. 2008-2011: 135i M Sport Le Mans Blue / Lemon / HGSL. Comfort Access, Auto−Dim, Elec Seats + Memory, Lumbar & Heating, PDC F+R, Xenons + Adaptive, Cruise, Nav Pro + Assist & Online, Voice Control, Bluetooth, DAB,6 Disc, Prof Hi−Fi (L7), USB/audio interface, BMW Performance Carbon Fibre interior, Evolve OBD remap - 390bhp. Also in the family: Land Rover Defender 50th Anniversary 4.0 V8, 11 Mercedes E Class Cabriolet Sport.
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2009, 07:15 AM   #12
moff
Captain
moff's Avatar
United Kingdom
14
Rep
670
Posts

Drives: 640d M-Sport Imola Red
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nottingham GB

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by esscolab View Post
Be interested what they charged you for 4 tyres in the end?
I only got the rears done and luckily my car is a fully maintained company lease so no charge to me!!

I can shred tyres for fun and not worry about it:biggrin:
__________________
Current: 2015 BMW 640d Coupe Imola Red with Ivory leather and 20" alloys

Previous: 2013 Mercedes C63 Coupe, 2011 Mercedes C350, 2010 BMW 135i Convertible, 2008 BMW 135i Coupe, 2006 BMW 335d Coupe, 2006 Honda S2000, 2003 Honda S2000, 2003 BMW 330Ci Convertible, 2001 Audi S3
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2009, 08:44 AM   #13
playitfunky
Private
0
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by moff View Post
I only got the rears done and luckily my car is a fully maintained company lease so no charge to me!!

I can shred tyres for fun and not worry about it:biggrin:
Ummm - maybe I should check mine - got it a month after you I think, though done less than 5000 miles so I would hope I've got a bit left in them yet! But when it's wet and cold - no grip what so ever! Coming off roundabouts is particularly bad.
Ave MPG since the start - 24.3 eeek!
__________________
135i with BMW Performance Exhaust and Power Pack
Appreciate 0
      01-16-2009, 09:51 AM   #14
nickc
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
202
Posts

Drives: 1er
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wuckfit View Post
Looks to me like Moff simply got his rear RE050 RFTs replaced with two new RE050 RFTs!

The best you'll do for two new rear RE050 RFTs fully fitted all-in is about 370.

Mike

where do you get them that cheap? 220 each the rears on etyres
Appreciate 0
      02-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #15
Bob Beeden
Registered
England
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: 120d Msport convertible
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lancashire

iTrader: (0)

Fitting "ordinary" tyres to replace Run Flats completely transforms the car, the ride is much more compliant and the road noise is considerably reduced.
to early to tell about wear rates as yet.
Safe driving.
A P.
Appreciate 0
      05-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #16
BMhead
BMW 435d xDrive M Sport Coupe
BMhead's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
30
Posts

Drives: 435d xDrive M Sport Coupe
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hertfordshire

iTrader: (0)

24.3 mpg, that's exactly what I get on a mix of city, surbuban and a bit of motorway. Well if you drive a 3ltr 6, you can't drive like a saint all the time. My last car was a 330ci auto and that did an overall 24.5 mpg.

I've just had Bird's B1 Sport Suspension fitted. Which consists of Bilstien shocks and springs to Kevin Bird's own spec. Its really transformed the handling. No more crashing and bouncing over speed bumps, skipping on uneven surfaces and crashing over man hole covers, or potholes which felt like craters. But the most amazing thing is the grip especially in the wet.

I've still got my Brdgestone RFT's but they will be replaced with non RFT's ASAP. Kevin said this will improve it even more.

Overall the car now feels like a much more mature sports car
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 PM.




1addicts
1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST