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Old 01-09-2017, 04:42 PM
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Finding replacement tires (175/55-20)

Got a slow leak in one of my rear tires (2015 with REx). Every place I've called (local tire shop, Stevens Creek BMW, Tire Rack, even Bridgestone themselves) can't tell me when a replacement will be available, but likely March 2017! This is the only blemish on a pretty happy year of ownership so far, but pretty disappointing. My current tire is too worn to patch, according to my local tire shop. Should I just use the fix-a-flat stuff until March? How much / how long can you keep using that stuff on the same tire?
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:42 PM
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Depending on where the leak is, you might consider a tire plug.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:23 PM
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Depending on where the leak is, you might consider a tire plug.
Yeah, took the tire to my local shop and it was too worn for them to repair (liability). I don't know how but my local BMW dealer tracked down two tires for me and I'm good to go.
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:21 AM
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Don't use the fix a flat stuff. It may cause a problem with the tire pressure monitoring unit attached to the inner rim.


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Old 02-12-2017, 08:59 PM
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Don't use the fix a flat stuff. It may cause a problem with the tire pressure monitoring unit attached to the inner rim.


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Some of that stuff definitely will mess up a TPMS...some won't. One would hope that the stuff that comes with the car does not.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:23 AM
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BMW: Please bring back the spare tire!
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:37 PM
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BMW: Please bring back the spare tire!
They won't. The weight of the spare and jack and tool would cause lower fuel economy.
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FWIW I wasn't able to order two new rear tires from Tire Rack (delayed availability) or Costco (they actually said it might be 3 months because nothing was on the horizon from their suppliers) but I did go to Discount Tire here in San Diego and they had them in 24 hours and installed them for the Costco price of $361 out the door. Their price was actually 371 so not far off from Costco which I thought was pretty great. The local BMW dealer wanted $475.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for the info. It's always good to have multiple options.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the info Marcus. I'll have to keep Discount Tire in mind if I end up needing new tires for my i3.
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