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Old 02-23-2013, 11:39 PM
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Tired of bubbles, what are some durable tires

NYC roads are horrible, I recently had a 3rd RFT tire replaced due to sidewall bubbles in less then a year.

I know that non-RFT's and having higher profile tire lessens the chance of bubbling.

are there any particular brands or tire models that have a stronger sidewall and are more durable?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:45 PM
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LOL, just got my second bubble in 6 months on my goodyears. Will have to take it to discount for a warranty swap. Man, RFTs suck.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:52 PM
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I have good years on mine too, I read a few posts saying Bridgestone rfts might be better. It's a shame the newer bmws don't even have space for a spare tire that would make it much easier to ditch the rfts.
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I have good years on mine too, I read a few posts saying Bridgestone rfts might be better. It's a shame the newer bmws don't even have space for a spare tire that would make it much easier to ditch the rfts.
I dropped the RFTs on my e90. Never had a problem. I would do so on my F30 but with the warranty, I figure I'll just keep getting them replaced!
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I dropped the RFTs on my e90. Never had a problem. I would do so on my F30 but with the warranty, I figure I'll just keep getting them replaced!
I bubbled the sidewall on 1 tire and had sidewall tears on 4 others on my 335i. This was after I replaced the RFTs with Pirelli P_Zero Nero M&S go-flats.

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