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Terry Winter



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: MICHELIN TYRES Reply with quote

My BMW dealer is having difficulty sourcing Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (265/35 R19 98Y) for my Alpina B3S Bi-turbo. Michelin UK help(?)line was unable to throw any light on any supply issues.
Does anyone have any info?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar issue before Christmas with 2 PS4's in 265/35 R18 size for my B10, I went to ATS for them but they couldn't get any date from Michelin when new stock would become available,
fortunately they located two at an ATS centre, in Kent I believe, which they transferred over and fitted for me.
Michelin own ATS so if ATS are struggling to get dates out of them......
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told a few years ago that Michelin manufacture specific numbers of some of their tyres annually and they can run out before the next year’s production. I did email them when I was struggling and they were spectacularly unhelpful.

I think you might find some by ringing round some specialist tyre shops but I would never buy tyres from a BMW dealer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit curious Barry - you must have had a poor experience. My local lot (Sycamore Peterborough) have usually been pretty competitive on price for run-flats on my touring and done a good job with the fit. Not sure how good they'd be with Michelins tho'
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long shot but have you tried Costco? Also they have £100 off for 4 tyres at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tyre man at my local Sytner seems to be able to get them within hours - but at a price you may not like. Never the less he knows how to deal with Alpina wheels.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: MICHELIN TYRES Reply with quote

Terry Winter wrote:
My BMW dealer is having difficulty sourcing Michelin Pilot Sport 4S (265/35 R19 98Y) for my Alpina B3S Bi-turbo. Michelin UK help(?)line was unable to throw any light on any supply issues.
Does anyone have any info?


Had similar just before Christmas for a pair of 4s in that same size. My usual tyre place Black 'n' Rounds at Silverstone came through although it took the boss Pete a week to get some in. Might be worth a try and not too far from you Terry. An excellent tyre place who know how to look after expensive alloys. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four PS4s ordered yesterday, arrived this morning, and fitted this afternoon.
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