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Old 10-06-2012, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by alexfurm7 View Post
Run flats are a pain because it's hard finding a tire shop who will patch a hole if you run over a nail. Apparently BMW (and the tire manufacturer) prohibits these tires from being patched . So if you have even a tiny hole, you have to buy an entirely new tire (or a pair to keep the car balanced).

Check out my car's profile at: http://autop.in/alex (Is your car worthy of it's own URL?)
Not my experience: I picked up a nail in the tread area of my RF tire on my 335d. Took it to the local Continental dealer, I have Contis, they removed the tire from the wheel, removed the nail, patched and plugged the hole. I have been driving now for over 6 months with no issues.
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