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      03-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by moldcad
Originally Posted by Amleto63 View Post
I replaced the OEM Dunlop RFT Sportmaxx 18" tires with winter Nokians WRA3.
Got a set of 19" 331 rims and put summer Kumho Ecsta Le Sport (ku39) non RFT.
Hope they will be fine for the price (half of PS2)
My 528xi came on the 18" ContiSportContact RFT, and being a tire noise whacko, I've been thinking on replacing them with the Dunlop model you had (either RFT or non-RFT, still debating about all pros and cons). The reason being that my current Contis are extremely noisy (75 dB on the label), while the Dunlops seem to be the quietest tires out there (65 - 68 dB only).

My question to is this: before you replaced your Dunlops, did you notice how noisy the really are? TIA,

Don't trust the label but have a chance to test tires personally if you can.
My experience:
18" non staggered Dunlop OEM Sportmaxx RFT: good summer tire, normal noise but floating feeling. Tread fast consumption
18" non staggered Nokian W3A3 non RFT: excellent winter tire (tested on icy conditions and snow), very good comfort (not noisy), good tread consumption
19" staggered Kumho Ecsta LE Sport non RFT: excellent summer tire for the price, not noisy and very good wet traction. Only 1000 km for testing tread consumption

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