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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:35 AM
tccox tccox is offline
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At 17,000 miles the rear NCT5s on my 128 are down to 2mm so I'm replaceing all four with non run flats, Contis ExtremeContact DWS's. And I'll keep a BMW mobility kit in nthe trunk. The goo can be washed out of the tire so it does not ruin the tire however guys at the tire store told me its inportant to get tire fixed and get goo out ASAP otherwise it can mess up TPMS sensor.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:12 PM
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I'd like to see you get the goo out. I believe you'll find it easier to buy a new tire.

Regarding the next to last post, the M-Edition sits lower and has a stiffer suspension. I doubt go-flats will pose any problems for the suspension. My M-Edition has a rough noisy ride over everything except a glass smooth surface. I look forward to getting rid of the RFTs and replacing them with a set of Generals. I've got 4K miles on them, so I've got another 11K to go.

Incidentally my MPG increased to 22!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:45 PM
RBP3 RBP3 is offline
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Get Rid of Run Flats?

I got new tires today!! Ditched the Run-Flats for a set of Michelin Pilot A/S plus. I also went up to the 3 series sizing...225/40-18 F; 255/35-18 R.

Obviously it's too early to really tell, but already you can feel a dramatic difference. Much better ride, they don't grab at every groove in the pavement like the RFT's did. Steering feel on corners is dramatically improved and so is highway steering...smoother lane changes, better tracking. There is a little more noise on uneven pavement, but I drive with the top down so much who cares.

The biggest difference I felt was in handling. I hit a couple corners hard and it really felt good. It felt like a BMW should...great turn in, perfectly neutral at the apex and a nice dose of oversteer when you power out of the turn. I loved my car before, and now it's even better...money well spent!!

I can hardly wait till they get broken in and I can get to the mountains for some real fun!!




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Old 08-10-2013, 11:26 AM
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Get Rid of Run Flats?

I totally am in love with my new go flats, Contis ExtremeContact DWS. Much much quieter , better ride, just much superior to the runflats


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Old 09-23-2013, 04:26 PM
Guam135i Guam135i is offline
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Does anyone have a picture of a spare tire inside the trunk of a 1 series? I usually carry my golf clubs in the trunk with one seat folded. I was wondering if I have a spare in the trunk it would use up all that space right?
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:04 AM
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The answer to your question!

Why don't you just take a wheel off and throw it in the trunk? Then whip out your Kodak and click off a picture! Hence problem solved!
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:26 PM
Guam135i Guam135i is offline
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Why don't you just take a wheel off and throw it in the trunk? Then whip out your Kodak and click off a picture! Hence problem solved!

Wow what a bright idea, WHY DID I NOT think OF THAT, sm.... as....

What I wanted to see was what spares and how it is placed people use for this stupid cars that have no spare tire with tires that need to be replaced whenever it gets punctured.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:44 AM
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Got 4 Pirelli P Zero run-flats for my 2013 BMW X3 yesterday 245/45R19s.

Very nice tires, slightly softer ride than the Good Year Eagle RFs they replaced, much less road noise as well. Grip seems just as good in the dry and wet, its very rainy today in the S.F. Bay Area, 2014, though this is a very subjective thing to compare. Contrary to many posts I like the RF system so far and am willing to continue on with them.

Can directly compare my previous 2004 BMW X3 3.0 which had regular tires and had a variety of Pirelli and then Bridgestones on them which worked equally well. Then got my 2013 BMW X3 3.0 turbo which is faster than my old X3, gets 2 MPG better mileage and has the RF tire system. So far no big problems, had to replace one RF under warranty at around 300 miles but no other events until I changed to the new Pirellis at 24,000 miles.

Im very sensitive about trying to take care of the transfer case. My earlier X3 had transfer case related warning lights go on at around 110,000 miles which was when I decided to trade it in. I was looking at a $4-5,000 repair otherwise, and with my new car I am consciously trying to keep all 4 tires identical in terms of wear and will rotate them to insure this. I believe that slight differences in the circumferences of the tires might make the transfer case work harder to maintain constant RPMs to each wheel, my theory anyway just trying to extend the life of a complicated and expensive piece of equipment.
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