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Prohibitionman 10-05-2013 11:44 AM

Pirelli Run Flat Problems
 
Got an X3 F25 3.0
Drives Great but one of the Pirelli Run Flat tyres has developed a tear in the side wall after only 4,000 miles
Any other guys out there had this problem :(:(

Coder 10-07-2013 11:23 AM

On my second set of P7 All-Seasons, changed at 30K miles with a little tread left. No puncture issues (knock on wood).

wavewuver 10-08-2013 04:43 PM

On my second set of P7's. Got 40,000 miles on the first set. Got about 23,000 on this set. All is good so far.

Doug in NC 10-09-2013 07:01 PM

I've got about 30,000 miles on my set and they will need to be replaced soon. They are pretty loud. I plan to replace with a different brand. Preferably Michelin if there are any available.

victormott 10-13-2013 02:33 PM

Michelin?
 
Has anyone replaced with anything but OEM Pirellis? Would prefer Michelin. I am at 24.8k and will need replacing soon.

Masterx5 10-13-2013 03:42 PM

Prefer to stick with P7 unless there are other all seasons that would be similar and get more miles out of them. I think 2014 are coming out with Goodyear LS RFTs ?

Brutus1 12-06-2013 07:06 PM

I replaced Pirelli's with Bridgestone.

LakecityX3 12-08-2013 05:01 PM

I seem to be having bead leak problems, and the dealer says that Pirelli acknowledges the problem but won't do anything about it. IN any event, my left front is losing 10-12 pounds of air a day, and methinks that a nail might be compounding the problem....

victormott 12-08-2013 06:06 PM

Bridgestones?
 
Which ones

Masterx5 12-08-2013 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brutus1 (Post 7999641)
I replaced Pirelli's with Bridgestone.

How is Bridgestone and which ones?
I hear 3rd generation Bridgestone were reviewed by Tirerack and they recommended them - yes they had them on 3 series when they tested them.

Brutus1 12-09-2013 07:08 PM

They are the Bridgestone Potenza and I just had them rotated after 5000 miles. So far I have been very happy with them.

Prohibitionman 12-23-2013 03:15 AM

Pirelli Run Flat Problems
 
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Still think this is a tear
BMW say it's not a manufacturing fault and not covered by their guarantee
I think that's poor after 4000 miles from new

Any other views



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Liverman 12-23-2013 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prohibitionman (Post 8031481)
Attachment 413687
Still think this is a tear
BMW say it's not a manufacturing fault and not covered by their guarantee
I think that's poor after 4000 miles from new

Any other views

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My opinion - Looks like a cut to me. Perhaps from a sharp piece of metal or even a piece of glass.

Jwink444 12-23-2013 12:54 PM

We put ExtremeContact DWS on our X3 and they have been fantastic. Half the cost of the Pzero's and the handling/wear is a HUGE improvement.

suvguy 12-24-2013 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brutus1 (Post 8005231)
They are the Bridgestone Potenza and I just had them rotated after 5000 miles. So far I have been very happy with them.

Me too.

BaxTax 01-24-2014 04:25 PM

I have a 2011 X3 with the Pirelli tires.

About 13 months after delivery with only 8800+ miles had to be replaced. I tried to get my dealer to cover it under the warranty without success. I went to the Pirelli website and learned that they warranty their tires for one year. You may want to check at the local Pirelli dealer and see if they will help with a warranty replacement.

I'm sure by now you've taken care of it...but for future reference.

Take care.

Masterx5 01-25-2014 06:51 PM

Drove on light snow today and while turning right on a road that had snow ~2" and it slipped quite a bit. The guy in front was driving honda civic and it did the same thing too. I guess that must be a bad patch and perhaps i should be driving a little slow. tires are P7 and have about 4-5/32 on all. The car behind was MDX and it did not slip -perhaps better tires or slower turn or SHAWD system?
Turns like these, where we don't give any gas, only tires play a role - x-drive or front wheel, all are same then.

I am leaning towards experimenting with Bridgestone RE960 RFTs. I know couple of folks on this forum have positive experience. Any would care tell about the road noise on them as these are 'Ulta high performance all season' vs P7 that are 'grand touring all season'?

Want the Thrill 01-25-2014 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterx5 (Post 8101606)
Drove on light snow today and while turning right on a road that had snow ~2" and it slipped quite a bit. The guy in front was driving honda civic and it did the same thing too. I guess that must be a bad patch and perhaps i should be driving a little slow. tires are P7 and have about 4-5/32 on all. The car behind was MDX and it did not slip -perhaps better tires or slower turn or SHAWD system?
Turns like these, where we don't give any gas, only tires play a role - x-drive or front wheel, all are same then.

I am leaning towards experimenting with Bridgestone RE960 RFTs. I know couple of folks on this forum have positive experience. Any would care tell about the road noise on them as these are 'Ulta high performance all season' vs P7 that are 'grand touring all season'?

At 4-5/32 you are definitely going to lose traction. That's pretty much the point when tires start to slip.

gregwym 01-25-2014 08:05 PM

I drove my P7 All season in Toronto's snow storm. They appeared to have enough fraction for me to handle the car in corner and highway. I'm not sure how much better a set of winter tire will do, but I'm satisfied with its performance as an all season tire so far.


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Design49er 03-29-2014 10:34 AM

Got 4 Pirelli P Zero run-flats for my 2013 BMW X3 yesterday 245/45R19s.

Very nice tires, slightly softer ride than the Good Year Eagle RF's they replaced, much less road noise as well. Grip seems just as good in the dry and wet, it's very rainy today in the S.F. Bay Area, 2014, though this is a very subjective thing to compare. Contrary to many posts I like the RF system so far and am willing to continue on with them.

Can directly compare my previous 2004 BMW X3 3.0 which had regular tires and had a variety of Pirelli and then Bridgestones on them which worked equally well. Then got my 2013 BMW X3 3.0 turbo which is faster than my old X3, gets 2 MPG better mileage and has the RF tire system. So far no big problems, had to replace one RF under warranty at around 300 miles but no other events until I changed to the new Pirellis at 24,000 miles.

I'm very sensitive about trying to take care of the transfer case. My earlier X3 had transfer case related warning lights go on at around 110,000 miles which was when I decided to trade it in. I was looking at a $4-5,000 repair otherwise, and with my new car I am consciously trying to keep all 4 tires identical in terms of wear and will rotate them to insure this. I believe that slight differences in the circumferences of the tires might make the transfer case work harder to maintain constant RPMs to each wheel, my theory anyway just trying to extend the life of a complicated and expensive piece of equipment.

gs1397 03-30-2014 06:11 AM

Brutus1, are your Bridgestones the run flats? I have the Pirellis and had a puncture the other day. It was repaired, but the tires themselves have worn out fairly quickly at 26K. I am debating going non-run flat or doing the Bridgestone run flats. Any feedback would be appreciated.


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