Car pulling all over since fitting Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on rear
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    Car pulling all over since fitting Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on rear

    I have just fitted 255/35/18 Rainsport 3's on the back of my E90 estate and ever since it has been pulling to left and right. Best way to describe it is like when you are on a motorway and you get in the grooves in the left hand lane from the lorries and your car squirms around from one side to another.

    Emailed camskill and they have said it's because they are not run flats. I have had the car 6 years and this is my 3rd set on the back and not had the issue before. Never had these tyres before though.

    They say that the suspension is not as stiff because it's designed for run flats which can lead to problems with some tyres. I guess the ones that don't have such strong sidewalls.

    Any on else had this issue. I think I am going to have to cut my losses and get another pair. Go back to the ecsta le sports I had on before.

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    Albeit mine's an E46 coupe I have RS3s on my rears too , I run them on slightly higher pressure than the previous Avons that were fitted and they perform faultlessly for me.

    Couple of things I thought are have you tried increasing the rear tyre pressure to near max? & they are XL load rating?

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    I run rs3s all round and haven't had any problems E36


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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    Albeit mine's an E46 coupe I have RS3s on my rears too , I run them on slightly higher pressure than the previous Avons that were fitted and they perform faultlessly for me.

    Couple of things I thought are have you tried increasing the rear tyre pressure to near max? & they are XL load rating?
    They were at 36psi when I first noticed it so bumped them up to 42 but it's no different. Yes they are XL rating

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    Camskill could be onto something, i do know the rainsports are a incredibly soft tyre. Try going to the max pressure setting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briggs-e View Post
    Camskill could be onto something, i do know the rainsports are a incredibly soft tyre. Try going to the max pressure setting?
    What sort of pressure are you talking?

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    What does it say on the sticker for fully laden? Is it 3.2 bar?

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    I changed my tyres from Contis to Dunlops because the Dunlops have a rounded shoulder. The contis were flintstone like in appearance. It eased up the tram lining by 70%. Anyway, BMW owners shouldn't be experiencing problems with tram lining as you shouldn't even be in those lanes... it's quite simple by remembering the 'lane abc'...

    a) lane 1- euroboxes, J tin and lorries.
    b) lane 2- lorries, euroboxes and J tin.
    c) lane 3- German marques, Italian exotique and Police cars.

    Eradicates tram lining 100%

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    Hi y'all, sorry for posting it over here, just have a little question
    I need 4 new tyres and found that goodride ones are going to be the cheapest, I came across this website

    https://www.tyres-guru.co.uk/

    Has anyone ever used this, the site looks pretty good but I am still a bit unsure...

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    I haven't used that site but I have used - blackcircles.com
    Before. You can also order and arrange fitting at a participating centre near to you. You generally get what you pay for with tyres.
    If you need 4 tyres, check out for deals with the big fitting centres, sometimes you can get a decent deal and they always do a 'lowest in town' deal on fully fitted prices. Just remember to say no to any other work they suggest, unless of course the car blatantly needs it but you can always get another opinion.

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