Tyre upgrade on my BMW 530d: Impressive change in driving experience
My last set of tyres were getting worn out and an upgrade was mandatory for my kind of enthusiastic driving style.
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Got new Yokohama Advan Sport V105 ZPS for the 530d . As always, stuck to the OEM staggered setup & size. With my remap, there is 600+ NM torque going to the tailend of the car.
My last set of tyres were getting worn out and an upgrade was mandatory for my kind of enthusiastic driving style / frequent expressway runs. The previous set of Dunlops were also suffering an absurd number of punctures (approximately 3 every year).
Moving to a fresh new set of rubber changes the driving experience. Took her out for a highway run and enjoyed the new grip levels! Front turn-in is good, while the rear end is much, much tighter. No more excessive sliding of the rear as was the case with the older rubber. The 530d anyway has a softer suspension, so I could go with a sporty tyre choice.
Back to runflats, like my original 2 sets. Frankly, the tubeless set lasted less than the runflats I used to run earlier. Added bonus = significantly reduced chances of loss of control by a tyre burst at speed.
This was the 10th birthday gift to my 530d. Such a beautiful machine, what a timeless design. Still very fast, with among the best turbo-diesel and AT combinations on the planet:
Didn’t realise it until after the installation, but now, 3 of my cars wear Yokohama Tyres. Geolandar ATs on the 4×4:
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