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drp90210 01-07-2013 08:32 AM

Harsh ride from 18" run-flats - solutions?
 
I just ordered an X1 sDrive which comes with 18" run flats. Although I like grippy, planted rides, I find the ride of the 18" run-flats a little harsh. Is there a way I can get a more forgiving ride? Like get a different kind of run-flat? Or asking the dealer to replace the x-line tires with non run-flats (and if so what kind)? I love the look of the 18" wheels but am not a fan of the RF tires. Suggestions appreciated!

nospam 01-07-2013 09:51 AM

The best solution is to remove the runflats for conventional tires. I have done this in my previous BMWs (128i and E90 335i). We carry a donut spare for emergencies.

If we do this in our X1, we will invest in the fully zippable spare tire bag vs our tire totes so that the interior of the X1 won't smell like tire.

Zeke77 01-10-2013 09:22 AM

Agree with Nospam. I hung on to the runflats on my 650 for years thinking they were the latest technology in tires. I was really, really surprised at the improvement in ride, road noise, and mileage I got once I was convinced to switch back to conventional tires. I don't have a spare, but I keep a tire inflator/repair kit in the trunk.

adc 01-11-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nospam (Post 7296025)
The best solution is to remove the runflats for conventional tires. I have done this in my previous BMWs (128i and E90 335i). We carry a donut spare for emergencies.

If we do this in our X1, we will invest in the fully zippable spare tire bag vs our tire totes so that the interior of the X1 won't smell like tire.

Do you have more info about the zippable spare?

nospam 01-11-2013 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adc (Post 7306848)
Do you have more info about the zippable spare?

You should be able to order from your dealer or most BMW parts sellers. I bought my 128i spare from bavauto.com so that is where I first saw the zippable bag.

THREAD: X1 Space saver spare tire - now available

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/spare.jpg


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