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    Default Uniroyal Rainsports to be fitted soon

    Having to decide between the Falken 452 and the Uniroyal Rainsport II was never going to be easy, apart from the Falkens were going to be some £15ish each cheaper fitted. Anything would be better than the 215/50/17 NCT-5's currently fitted!!

    Two things that stood out and swayed me towards the Uniroyals were this. http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Un.../Rainsport.htm (yes, they might be the Rainsport 1 reviewed) and some of the posts put up by DitchP. Hoping to get good mileage too.

    They'll be going on next week (225/45/17 91W, didn't want the XL) once the 314 brakes are on and I can't wait for some heavy rain .

    Thanks to DitchP, I'm sure I'll be loving 'em soon

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    gtr1000,

    How are the Uniroyals after having them a few months now? Contemplating them myself but would like a 2nd opinion from someone that's been running them for a little while now.

    Other ones I'm considering are:-
    Bridgestone ER30 or ER300.
    Dunlop Sportmaxx or SP Sport 01A's.

    Same size as yours. 225/45/17's

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    Not much to say really other than after 2000 miles they are quiet, grippy in the dry and wet, give you a sense of security and highlight the fact that I need new suspension - I bottle out on twisties before the tyres do.

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    Thanks, I know it's probably too early to say at 2000 miles, but what's the wear rate like?

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    Have looked at things a bit more accurately:

    Tyres have now done 3240 miles (more than I originally thought), fronts @ 7.1mm, rears @ 7.6mm, both measured in the middle of the tyre tread with a digital vernier caliper.

    Now silly me never measured the tyres at new (22.11.08) so don't know what the original tread depth was . Can't imagine it was much more than what's on there now?

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    HTH
    It does, thanks. Generally new tyres have 7 or 8 mm of tread.

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    So, if my maths is correct and based on 8mm at new, we should be looking at 18k miles by the time we get to 3mm on the fronts and about 40k on the rears.

    Not bad for a heavy GSi with auto box.

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    I had a set of these on my previous 330d and they were very good indeed, very grippy and lasted really well (well for a 330d anyway).

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    Have ordered 2x 225/17/45 91W Rainsport2's from Camskill.

    Although they're not listed on their website, it says to email or phone them, so that's what I did, and they got back to me with a quote.

    £71.50 each, along with £2.45 delivery each. Add on the £10 (per tyre) fitting cost down my local tyre garage, that comes to a grand total of £167.90. All the other quotes I received elsewhere were £200 upwards for the same tyres, including fitting. I know £32.10 isn't a huge saving, but as Tesco say - every little helps.

    So a big thumbs up to Camskill for the 2nd time they've undercut everyone else I've tried (previously got my Goodyear GSD3's from them substantially cheaper than elsewhere).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Have ordered 2x 225/17/45 91W Rainsport2's from Camskill.

    Although they're not listed on their website, it says to email or phone them, so that's what I did, and they got back to me with a quote.

    £71.50 each, along with £2.45 delivery each. Add on the £10 (per tyre) fitting cost down my local tyre garage, that comes to a grand total of £167.90. All the other quotes I received elsewhere were £200 upwards for the same tyres, including fitting. I know £32.10 isn't a huge saving, but as Tesco say - every little helps.

    So a big thumbs up to Camskill for the 2nd time they've undercut everyone else I've tried (previously got my Goodyear GSD3's from them substantially cheaper than elsewhere).
    Great choice mate I have done about 1500miles on mine rainsport2 love them infact these tyres provide more grip in the rain on wet roads amazing tyres.

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