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Old 10-21-2012, 07:17 PM
nanotech1 nanotech1 is offline
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Location: Nevada
Join Date: Jul 2011
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Mein Auto: 2009 750Li, 2005 645Ci
Can't stand the run-flats. I will be switching next season to something non RF.

Just last week I was in Rapid City, SD, when driver's side rear tire went "flat". Of course it was non repairable as it was a tear, not a puncture. The problem....not a single tire that size in the whole town. Had to have one overnighted for 150-total bill $707. Lost a day of vacation, and had to drive 900 miles in 10 hours to make a meeting back in Nevada. It worked out, but I was not a happy camper. I assume I'm not the only one that time=money, and losing time to no spare is making me consider other brands.

While I'm on the rant, also had a flat on my 6 this spring. Northern NV is literally empty country. I was only 40 miles from home, so figured I'd just go slow like the book says and I'd be fine. Tire sidewall separated from the heat after 20 miles and had to get a tow anyway. So lost both the tire and a 300 tow, when I could have just done the tow and fixed the tire. Was just a puncture.

Sick and tired of RF's, and living where I do, a spare is a necessity.
2009 750Li-Sport Pkg, Active cruise, HUD, Lux seat, Rear Enter, Conven, Prem Sound
2005 645ci
2003 745Li (sold)
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