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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-01-2010, 03:05 PM
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Run Flat tires - 2011 X5

The X5 I bought comes with Run-flat tires. What I have read on online forums is that if they go flat (or any other damage) then the repair cost is exorbitant.

The dealer was trying to sell me the "Tire Replacement" package for US $2000. Didn't take it.

Is it possible to replace them with regular tires - not right away but may be in future. Or that is not possible by design of the tires ?

Just checking if anyone have any experience or suggestions on this one.

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Old 10-01-2010, 03:14 PM
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Of course, you can put regular tires. Some people have managed to repair run flat in the same conventional way although the dealer tells you not to. I got my X5 yesterday and in case something happens to the run flats I will probably repair them first (i.e. if they have not been abused---running without air for 100 KMS will surely kill them IMO).
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:27 PM
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Of course, you can put regular tires. Some people have managed to repair run flat in the same conventional way although the dealer tells you not to. I got my X5 yesterday and in case something happens to the run flats I will probably repair them first (i.e. if they have not been abused---running without air for 100 KMS will surely kill them IMO).
I didn't know RFTs could be repaired.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:28 PM
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Dealer will not repair a run flat, but a local tire dealer will. Cost me $25 to patch a nail in my 2007 X5, when dealer wanted to replace it for $400.

If you are leasing the car, it must have run flats when you turn it back in at lease end. Some folks pull the RFT's and store them in their garage till th ecar is due back; the non-runb-flat tires ride better, in addition to being cheaper.

The problem with going to non-run-flats is that you are SOL if you get a flat at midnight in the boonies, unless you purchased the (optional) spare tire. Costs $150 if you order it with the car, but $350 or more to assemble all the parts (tire, wheel, jack and lug wrench / breaker bar) if you forgot to check off that box on the order sheet.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:40 PM
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Costs $150 if you order it with the car, but $350 or more to assemble all the parts (tire, wheel, jack and lug wrench / breaker bar) if you forgot to check off that box on the order sheet.
.....unless you order 3rd row seats...then you can't order the spare...complete joke.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:45 PM
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Glad I checked the spare tire box when I ordered! I plan on replacing the run flats within the first year.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:45 PM
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.....unless you order 3rd row seats...then you can't order the spare...complete joke.
Yep. that's the second-best reason not to order 3rd row. The first being that if you have it, you will get stuck driving a bunch of messy, screaming kids to soccer games, football practice, etc. Our XC90 had third row, and we learned from that mistake!
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:27 PM
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I bought The Bmw tire protection on 211 X5 cost $1149 covers tires and rims for 5 years.
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The X5 I bought comes with Run-flat tires. What I have read on online forums is that if they go flat (or any other damage) then the repair cost is exorbitant.

The dealer was trying to sell me the "Tire Replacement" package for US $2000. Didn't take it.

Is it possible to replace them with regular tires - not right away but may be in future. Or that is not possible by design of the tires ?

Just checking if anyone have any experience or suggestions on this one.

Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:32 AM
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The price for the tire/wheel warranty pkg. appears to vary by alot depending on location. I purchase mine for $1900 for 5 yrs and am considering to cancel it.

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I bought The Bmw tire protection on 211 X5 cost $1149 covers tires and rims for 5 years.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:00 AM
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I just hit a pothole yesterday and it f***ed up my rims and tires. Im gonna take it in to BMW to get the sh88 replaced! Good thing i got insurance!!! YAH BOOEEEYY!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:06 AM
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I just hope that this post is not made by someone who works for BMW judging by the number of posts!
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:19 AM
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The price for the tire/wheel warranty pkg. appears to vary by alot depending on location. I purchase mine for $1900 for 5 yrs and am considering to cancel it.
I am in Florida I paid $1149 for 5 years on 2011 X5 and $1049 for 3 years on 2010 328i
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:46 AM
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Dealer will not repair a run flat, but a local tire dealer will. Cost me $25 to patch a nail in my 2007 X5, when dealer wanted to replace it for $400.

If you are leasing the car, it must have run flats when you turn it back in at lease end. Some folks pull the RFT's and store them in their garage till th ecar is due back; the non-runb-flat tires ride better, in addition to being cheaper.

The problem with going to non-run-flats is that you are SOL if you get a flat at midnight in the boonies, unless you purchased the (optional) spare tire. Costs $150 if you order it with the car, but $350 or more to assemble all the parts (tire, wheel, jack and lug wrench / breaker bar) if you forgot to check off that box on the order sheet.
On my 3 series the dealer repaired a slow puncture I had (very small pin)

the X5 spare wheel kit comes as one package, straight out the cardboard box, and into the trunk. 250 euros including jack & brace. (cheap considering it's BMW) have not tried to use it yet !
might be a good idea just to see how hard it is to jack up an X5, (it's a scissor not bottle jack) and see where the jack points are. might even paint them bright orange or yellow. (it's bound to happen at night)

besides, my hubs are starting to rust, so I could paint those whilst I practice with the jack !!
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:59 AM
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besides, my hubs are starting to rust, so I could paint those whilst I practice with the jack !!
While you're at it, paint the calipers, too!
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:05 AM
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While you're at it, paint the calipers, too!
Yes i noticed that on the fronts, theres a small plate that is also getting rusty !!

persoannly I think that sucks !!
if BMW have painted them (my hubs are silver) then it should last not rust,
but I dont wat to be without my car for a couple of days, whilst they swap out, or maybe even paint the hubs.

fantastic quality huh, on a car this price
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:17 PM
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Yep. that's the second-best reason not to order 3rd row. The first being that if you have it, you will get stuck driving a bunch of messy, screaming kids to soccer games, football practice, etc. Our XC90 had third row, and we learned from that mistake!
Yeah but if you get the 3rd row you get the self-leveling rear suspension--good for towing
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:55 AM
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Yes, and I'm getting about 1.5 better mpg with my non-RFTs. Another reason to switch. Too early to tell about wear.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:31 PM
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Talking Thinking about going to conventional tires

After two good winter seasons with Hankook coventional snow tires on our 2010 X5 35D, I am thinking about moving to conventional tires when the run flats wear out in a month.

I hear the key is to buy a discount tire/tire rack or equivalent electric tire pump and a good can of sealant.

We had excellent luck with Michelin all season SUV tires on a Landcruiser and a GX 470.

Any advice on which conventional tires to put on the X5? (We did lose the spare tire and any space to store one by getting that third row seat!$@)

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:57 AM
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After two good winter seasons with Hankook coventional snow tires on our 2010 X5 35D, I am thinking about moving to conventional tires when the run flats wear out in a month.

I hear the key is to buy a discount tire/tire rack or equivalent electric tire pump and a good can of sealant.

We had excellent luck with Michelin all season SUV tires on a Landcruiser and a GX 470.

Any advice on which conventional tires to put on the X5? (We did lose the spare tire and any space to store one by getting that third row seat!$@)

Thanks,
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Wow...back from the dead...
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:02 AM
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BTW, many swear by the Continental DWS or even Toyo Proxes ST II for the 20s (275/40/20 front & 315/35/20 rear). Personally I'll likely be getting the newer Nitto Motivos for my 20s before winter hits.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:38 AM
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Yep. that's the second-best reason not to order 3rd row. The first being that if you have it, you will get stuck driving a bunch of messy, screaming kids to soccer games, football practice, etc. Our XC90 had third row, and we learned from that mistake!
This is one of the most important features in my wife's eyes. LOL. I was trying to talk her out of it so we could get an X5M, thus eliminating the need for an M3 in the future. Either way, it's a win win! I'm wearing her down


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Old 07-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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I wasn't sold on the run-flats, but I've come around and like the fact that my wife can get off the highway and somewhere safe if she gets a flat.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:21 PM
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Thanks guys..
it is a dilemma as my wife does drive the X5 quite abit.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:23 PM
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After two good winter seasons with Hankook coventional snow tires on our 2010 X5 35D, I am thinking about moving to conventional tires when the run flats wear out in a month.

I hear the key is to buy a discount tire/tire rack or equivalent electric tire pump and a good can of sealant.

We had excellent luck with Michelin all season SUV tires on a Landcruiser and a GX 470.

Any advice on which conventional tires to put on the X5? (We did lose the spare tire and any space to store one by getting that third row seat!$@)

Thanks,
Kayak21
I just swapped out the Michelin Latitude RFT for Continental ExtremContact DWS all season tires. So far so good. The ride is smoother and the DWS is a quiet tire. I have had these on my Audi A6 Quattro as well for about six months and still happy with them. Though I will say the Michelins seemed to have a tad better steering response and a little more peak grip. I would definitely get a can of sealant. Get one that says TPMS safe so there is less of a chance of you damaging the tire pressure sensor if used.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:39 PM
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Thanks much GCAA,
Will remember that tip about the tire sealant as we run those non-run flats in the winter


We will seriously consider those Continental ExtremContact DWS tires you mentioned.
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