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Old 09-15-2004, 02:07 PM
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When I had this problem with my last car, the dealer replaced my wheels and tyres (Dunlops) with another set shod with Bridgestone runflats. I think they were RE050s, but I could be wrong. It cured the problem.

Good luck, hopefully they will get the tyres fitted and get the car back to you in time for the weekend,

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they should've done this way earlier and why wasted so much time ? it won't benefit both sides . what are they thinking ? i changed my previous e39's tires to some cheap ones since i was planning to get a new car back then. and the ride and noise changed dramatically . sorry but i forgot what kind of tires i had. i was thinking four dunkin' donuts would've been a better ride .
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Bidgestone OEMs on the E60 should be Bridgstone Potenzas RE050 RFT.

It's really a random thing whether you get fitted with Dunlops, Goodyear or Bridgestone. It's just weird how replacing the brand makes a difference. Technically, they should give you a new set of Dunlops and it'd be the same thing right? Not that I'm bias to Dunlop or anything.

Anyways, hope everything works out!
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Originally Posted by stormace' date='Sep 15 2004, 02:33 PM
i recently purchased a set of pilot ps2 to replace the dunlops i have.? they are quite noisy at low and hgh speed.? Please comment on what kind of sounds you are getting with dunlops and what type of alloy wheels.

I hope to also hear from those who has replaced the dunlops with ps2 and their expereinces with them!
If your tires are loud now, they can only be expected to get louder with time.

Have you had 18s on any of your other cars? Maybe the sound and discomfort are associated with the size of the wheels.
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:48 PM
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Yes they are the bridgestones RE050 with RFT technology. I don't mind what brand of tire is under the car as long as the shaking is gone and I don't get more tirenoise.
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lets all keep our fingers crossed for you 530E60NL and hey if the new tires dont help you can demand some new alloys the tech *should* be right but if not tell them to swap the alloys in the process after all you did pay extra for them.
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Originally Posted by 530E60NL' date='Sep 16 2004, 07:48 AM
I don't mind what brand of tire is under the car ...
You're right. The brand doesn't make the real difference...
All I have to say is "Formula1".
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I have the Bridgestone OEM Runflats and 27000 miles on the clock ..... they are fine
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Originally Posted by speuk' date='Sep 16 2004, 08:19 AM
I have the Bridgestone OEM Runflats and 27000 miles on the clock ..... they are fine
That is what I wanted to hear!!! Thanks speuk..

And for the formula 1 thing.. It is rather cool to have formula 1 tires under the car!!!
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Originally Posted by 530E60NL' date='Sep 16 2004, 06:39 PM
And for the formula 1 thing.. It is rather cool to have formula 1 tires under the car!!!
The winning F1 tires!
The ones that the World Champion is driving...
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