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Bridgestone or Pirelli witch is better and are the about the same price just woundering as had a puncher and they put a Bridgestone on instead of the Pirelli just seeing if the was a reason behind it or if it matters at all

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The Pirelli tyres are self sealing so say but not sure if the Bridgestone ones are.
It should say on the side walls if they are
 

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What sparky said is the most important, that it is self-sealing/run flat.

I know that tyres fitted as factory irrelevant of brand are all self self sealing/run flat, even if you have the spare tyre option.
 

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tic-tac-tarraco said:
vib1288 said:
What sparky said is the most important, that it is self-sealing/run flat.

I know that tyres fitted as factory irrelevant of brand are all self self sealing/run flat, even if you have the spare tyre option.
Al were you also given hankooks?
I got Pirelli Scorpion Verde Self Seal on mine.
 

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Are they Run Flats, I've never heard that. I had them on all my BMWs but didn't know VW used them too
The tyres on my Terraco are Continental "Contiseal". They are not runflats as per your BMW. The inside of the tyre has a layer of sealant that closes any nail hole etc up to (they say) 5mm dia. "Runflats have reinforced sidewalls that keep the tyre up if air is lost. Hope this clarifies.
 

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'I got Pirelli Scorpion Verde Self Seal on mine'

Interesting...I've got Pirelli Scorpion Verde on mine but as far as I know they are not self seal. How do you know that yours are, is it written on them somewhere?
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This thread got me to take a look at my tyres as well. Nope, not run flats. Might be due to them being 20 inch low profile?
 

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'The Pirelli Scopion Verde say 'seal inside'.

Mine are 20" factory fit wheels and I also optioned the spare wheel'.

Well well well, how fantastic!
Just been out with a torch and had a look at mine, pleased to say that I found the same marking as yours. Bonus! I have a spare too so belt and braces.
Thanks for pointing that out.
 

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Had to double check in view of the above posts, and the same here. Thanks for the info.
 

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Just wanted to add, that the Continentals that are fitted on my 20" are 'Conti Seal' too, so cant be repaired as I found out today. Glad I took the tyre insurance now :)
 

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Conti-seal are self sealing. IF the puncture is big enough that the conti-seal hasn't stopped the leak, then for safety, you need to change the tyre. I had these on my last car.

As the name suggest, self sealing (which ever brand) seal all small punctures, unlike run-flats which have stiff sidewalls to allow to to continue driving at a low speed to get you home, but you kill the tyre.

you could have a few small punctures with self seal and not know about it and also not need to change the tyre.
 

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde "Seal Inside" here as well (SE Tech) but they are going to be replaced before the next autumn/winter season with Michelin Crossclimate SUVs as the wet/snow traction leaves a lot to be desired (they are summer tyres after all).
 

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t_v said:
Pirelli Scorpion Verde "Seal Inside" here as well (SE Tech) but they are going to be replaced before the next autumn/winter season with Michelin Crossclimate SUVs as the wet/snow traction leaves a lot to be desired (they are summer tyres after all).
Just checked for Crossclimate SUVs and don't make them for 20" wheels 😥
 

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Sparky13 said:
t_v said:
Pirelli Scorpion Verde "Seal Inside" here as well (SE Tech) but they are going to be replaced before the next autumn/winter season with Michelin Crossclimate SUVs as the wet/snow traction leaves a lot to be desired (they are summer tyres after all).
Just checked for Crossclimate SUVs and don't make them for 20" wheels 😥
You need to look at the specialist Germans for these kind of sizes as they are not common:

Vredestein QUATPROXL 235/45 R20 100W (235/45 WR20 TL 100W VR QUATRAC PRO XL) (would be my choice)
Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/ 235/45 R20 100H (heavy as fcuk but indestructible, would advise care as they are only tested on Merc touring).
 
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