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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:02 PM
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Bridgestone Tire Issues

Anyone else having ride issues with the OEM tires from BMW? It appears to me that the problems that plagued the E90 with Bridgestone Turanza RFT are appearing in the 1 series. I cannot see any visible cupping but my ride over 40 MPH is full of vibrations. I still have 8/32 left on my tires however the vibrations from the original set of tires is becoming unbearable. My BMW dealership admits the tires are the source of my vibrations but also claims that I have too many miles to replace the tire.
Does anyone here know the name of the attorney's that brought the class action lawsuit against BMW and Bridgestone?
It is ironic that BMW will send you a 1 year anniversary drawing of the vehicle while the ride is becoming pathetic.
I am starting to dread driving my 1 series and prefer my son's 2000 Xterra.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:46 AM
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Tire Tracking

I had these crappy Bridgestone R050's on my Infiniti and hated them. Even now, with my 135 and 2500 miles on them, the tires track and follow any inconsistency in the road. I hate them. They wear fast, are noisy and follow every line on the interstate. Cant wait to change them.

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:21 AM
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I had these crappy Bridgestone R050's on my Infiniti and hated them. Even now, with my 135 and 2500 miles on them, the tires track and follow any inconsistency in the road. I hate them. They wear fast, are noisy and follow every line on the interstate. Cant wait to change them.

Brett
That tramlining effect is not just a trait of run-flat tyres. Low profile tyres with stiff sidewalls will all do that. One of the best gripping conventional tyres (Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec) is just as bad as the Bridgestone run-flats in this respect, they also won't last very long and hum a lot too - I have them on my Z4M but the benefits far out-way the limitations. If you want to minimise tramlining on a 135i, then you'll need 17" wheels with hard, low grip all-season rubber in a 205/50-17 size - pretty well minimising the grip potential of the car too.
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:38 PM
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Anyone else having ride issues with the OEM tires from BMW? It appears to me that the problems that plagued the E90 with Bridgestone Turanza RFT are appearing in the 1 series. I cannot see any visible cupping but my ride over 40 MPH is full of vibrations. I still have 8/32 left on my tires however the vibrations from the original set of tires is becoming unbearable. My BMW dealership admits the tires are the source of my vibrations but also claims that I have too many miles to replace the tire.
Does anyone here know the name of the attorney's that brought the class action lawsuit against BMW and Bridgestone?
It is ironic that BMW will send you a 1 year anniversary drawing of the vehicle while the ride is becoming pathetic.
I am starting to dread driving my 1 series and prefer my son's 2000 Xterra.
It's one of those thing that happens to RFT's, in stead of suing just go out and buy a set of conventional tires and a mobility kit like everyone else who hates them.

Problem with america today everyones so danm sue happy.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:17 PM
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I have the Bridgestone Turanza RFT 195/55/R16 on my 120i and it feels great on Austrian and German highways. True, they are a bit noisier than any other tires I've had, but they are my first RFT's and I was looking at it as a payoff for safety, besides I have the music usually louder than the tires

However, my buddy has 225 tire width and he complains constantly that the tires would follow road curvatures causing his wheel to turn constantly. I would assume your 135i stock tires are also wider than mine 195, so this could be one of the issues! Sucks it took the driving pleasure away... If that's your priority, you can sacrifice some grip for comfort ride!

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Old 09-18-2010, 08:48 AM
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I had two sets on my E90 and first one lasted 27K and second set was 25Km now I'm on third set but they did an OK job. These came with the M wheel package and I coult not pass up this deal but next one is going to be Michelin PS2.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:22 PM
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Anyone else having ride issues with the OEM tires from BMW? It appears to me that the problems that plagued the E90 with Bridgestone Turanza RFT are appearing in the 1 series. I cannot see any visible cupping but my ride over 40 MPH is full of vibrations. I still have 8/32 left on my tires however the vibrations from the original set of tires is becoming unbearable. My BMW dealership admits the tires are the source of my vibrations but also claims that I have too many miles to replace the tire.
Does anyone here know the name of the attorney's that brought the class action lawsuit against BMW and Bridgestone?
It is ironic that BMW will send you a 1 year anniversary drawing of the vehicle while the ride is becoming pathetic.
I am starting to dread driving my 1 series and prefer my son's 2000 Xterra.
You didn't indicate which tires you have on your 128i, but I assume that they are the Turanza El 42 RFTs. My understanding is that (as a result of the lawsuit), these tires were completely reformulated around 2008. So far, I've put 3,000 miles on the new ones on a 328i wagon and they are fine - a good riding, quiet and decent handling all-season run flat. You might check the date of manufacture and demand new tires if yours were manufactured in 06 or 07.

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Old 09-18-2010, 03:27 PM
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Problem with america today everyones so danm sue happy.
You'll be hearing from my lawyer for that one, pal.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:45 AM
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You didn't indicate which tires you have on your 128i, but I assume that they are the Turanza El 42 RFTs. My understanding is that (as a result of the lawsuit), these tires were completely reformulated around 2008. So far, I've put 3,000 miles on the new ones on a 328i wagon and they are fine - a good riding, quiet and decent handling all-season run flat. You might check the date of manufacture and demand new tires if yours were manufactured in 06 or 07.

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Tom
Tom,

Thanks, yes I have the EL 42 all my original tires were manufactured in 2008. Weeks varied from 26 to 42. I know in the 2006 and 2007 time frame there was visible cupping. My tires have no visible cupping. As a further update I ended up replacing two tires under the road hazard warranty. I am on my third tire replacement and one tire repair. We have had allot of roofs replaced in our neighborhood due to hail damage so I am not surprised I keep picking up nails. Purchasing the road hazard warranty has already paid off but they will only replace with the same tire that was damaged. I tried to get them to switch to the Conti or Pirelli but no luck. I was lucky that the one tire with a wobble was one of the ones that were replaced. Still working on getting one of the new tires balanced correctly.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:32 PM
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I bought a 2010 135i and after 10K miles my tires were already worn down. I am also not convinced they handle any better than Non RFTs add the cost factor and these tires are almost useless in my opinion.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:35 AM
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Anyone else having ride issues with the OEM tires from BMW? It appears to me that the problems that plagued the E90 with Bridgestone Turanza RFT are appearing in the 1 series. I cannot see any visible cupping but my ride over 40 MPH is full of vibrations. I still have 8/32 left on my tires however the vibrations from the original set of tires is becoming unbearable. My BMW dealership admits the tires are the source of my vibrations but also claims that I have too many miles to replace the tire.
Does anyone here know the name of the attorney's that brought the class action lawsuit against BMW and Bridgestone?
It is ironic that BMW will send you a 1 year anniversary drawing of the vehicle while the ride is becoming pathetic.
I am starting to dread driving my 1 series and prefer my son's 2000 Xterra.
James Shah is the lead counsel representing the plaintiffs on the Bridgestone class action suit;
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