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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 08-04-2011, 06:11 PM
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Tire bubbles

Has anyone experienced the significant tire sidewall bubble issue currently reported on the f10 form?
I have Goodyear Eagle LS 245/45 R19 run flats on all four wheels.
No issues here yet at 1500 miles.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:57 PM
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I also have Goodyear Eagle LS2 245/45 R19 - all-season runflats on the 550ix GT. No problems yet at 3000 miles. The F10 board has me worried as well, though... As far as I understand, the Goodyears come with road hazard warranty in case we need it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:12 PM
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Don't hit curbs or potholes at speed, especially if you have a lower aspect wheel/tire combination.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:34 PM
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Has anyone experienced the significant tire sidewall bubble issue currently reported on the f10 form?
I have Goodyear Eagle LS 245/45 R19 run flats on all four wheels.
No issues here yet at 1500 miles.
Goodyear Excellence on 20 inch alloys - bubbled my front right at about 10K miles.
I have more or less accommodated myself to the idea that I will occasionally "bubble" a tire - it is not a question of "if" but of "when"....

I seem to be always on the verge of ditching the runflats for conventional tires as many recommend - this is an unsettled issue.

(Actually I am doing better with my GT than I did with my 335i which was equipped with
sport suspension and Bridgestones...)
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