2nd Gen R60 Countryman Tire sizes

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    #1 AAONMS, Feb 18, 2014
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    Looking to replace the tires on the Family Truckster – a.k.a.: 2012 Countryman S with OEM wheels/Sport Suspension on an All4 Manual.
    Wife works in the medical field and some hospitals aren’t in the best of areas. Occasionally, she works nights as well so she wants to keep run flats. Can’t say I disagree.
    She’s a spirited driver so I’m looking at something a bit more performance oriented than the OEM tire. The OEM tires were OK at MOTD last year, but I’m looking to improve the handling.
    In looking at tire sizes, 225/45-17 seem to be a bit too short compared to the OEM size of 205/55-17 while 225/50-17 seem to be about spot on.
    Anyone with experience running 225/50-17?

    Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP (runflat) in 225/50-17 are at the top of the short list.
     
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    My wife has Michelin Primacy something's on her Lexus Rx350 and they are great and very quite.
    She does not have run flats but the traction in wet and snow is awesome.

    Michelin makes great tires so I hope that helps.
     
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    I'm on my second set of Pilot Super Sports and will be replacing them with another set before MOTD.
     
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    #4 AAONMS, Feb 24, 2014
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    Anyone with experience running 225/50-17 on a Countryman S with OEM wheels/Sport Suspension on an All4 Manual...
     
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    :cornut: Sorry. No help here. I have 08 R56 with 215 45 R17.:Thumbsup:

    Jason
     
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    My wife's CM JCW was ordered with the 19" wheels, so I obviously can't speak to your tire size. However, the car cam with Pirelli P-Zero run flats. I had the car on the Dragon and surrounding roads this past September and I was really impressed with that tire.

    Certainly not as sticky as a PSS, but I was giving the car about 8 tenths and there was very good traction, and the tires tracked nicely exiting hard through apexes.

    For performance run flats, I am very impressed with them.

    Jeff
     
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    i am running 225/50R18 pilot super sports on my all4 with sport suspension

    have you looked at the new michelin pilot sport a/s 3 all season? tirerack.com really likes them. plus they have a 45,000 mile treadwear warranty

    scott
     
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    Thanks. I'll have to confirm as I can't recall those being run flats. Tire Rack recommend the Michelin Primacy MAM4 ZP.
     

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