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Old 10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wmcilwain View Post
The general consensus on this forum is that it is worth it. !

I'll disagree.

The only way it 'pencils out' is:

if you stupidly believe all tires on BMWs are "un-patchable"


you buy tires from BMW at their retail prices.

To say that the "new 5 series with 19"+ rims and Goodyear tires apparently blows tires about every 1,000 miles!" is [edit] well breathtaking.

Here is how to handle the issue:

1. Dont buy the BMW package
2. DON'T drive on runflats once you get a warning. IMMEDIATELY ut air in it and get to a tire repair location
3. Have the repair patched.
4. When you get your new car, go to a big tire chain and ASK if you can buy a road hazard plan for these 4 brand new tires. Might cost $150.
5. From now on, when you replace tires get the road hazard plan.

Over the next 50k miles you will come out ahead.
OE is Original Equipment: aka 'BMW Original Parts"; aka "What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label on it"

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER 'the company that made the OE part" or.... 'A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label,"


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