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Old 04-19-2017, 06:56 PM
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I have a 428i and got the M-sport package. It came with 19" Good Year Run Flats. I have had one of the tires get a bubble in it last year after going over a pot hole and another one now. Getting sick of paying $400 for every unforgiving pot hole.

Has anyone ever replaced their run flats for regular tires? If so, which ones and what were the results?

Any advice or suggestion is appriciated. Thanks!
Do it! You won't regret it. Just buy a BMW tire repair kit for confidence if you are concerned about flats without a spare tire. I swapped my tires with Michelin Pilot Super Sports a while ago. You will immediately notice the reduced road noice, comfy ride and grip.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:25 PM
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After a few days of my new wheels/tires (Apex EC-7 18" rims with Michelin PS 4S) and putting them through their paces, I gotta say I'm really impressed with the improvement in the ride & comfort! Picture below.

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One caution in using tire sealant, when you use it, be sure to get to the repair shop ASAP, like within hours of using it. Once the stuff hardens, it's really difficult to get off the tire, rim, and valve--it goes everywhere inside the wheel! I carry around an air compressor and a tire repair kit for the inevitability, along with the BMW portable jack kit and on long trips, a spare tire.

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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...112159861~oeb/

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:29 AM
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I have a 15 328 with RFT's. They gave me a loaner that was an X!. The drive was better than my 328. I was sure it must be because it had regular tires. I got out and checked. It had RFT's they were Pirelli CINTURATO P1 RUN FLAT's. Anyone here have them?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:41 AM
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^ I had those. They start out ok when new, but get noisier and harsher as the tire ages. Driveguard is MUCH better.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:53 AM
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^ I had those. They start out ok when new, but get noisier and harsher as the tire ages. Driveguard is MUCH better.
In a way I am glad to hear that. THanks
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:01 AM
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Yep, I had the original runflat Cinturato P7 on my car, and it is a very noticeable improvement when I "upgraded" to my Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires in comfort and handling. Love it!!!
Edit: Got the tires from tirerack for $200 each! Awesome bang for the buck!

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Old 04-21-2017, 08:04 AM
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I have a 15 328 with RFT's. They gave me a loaner that was an X!. The drive was better than my 328. I was sure it must be because it had regular tires. I got out and checked. It had RFT's they were Pirelli CINTURATO P1 RUN FLAT's. Anyone here have them?
Be sure you are sitting down when you price those specific tires. My daughter had those on her 328i. She does have 20" wheels on the car as that is what was on it when she bought the car as a CPO, but they wanted $615 a tire to replace them. That was at the dealership but still, I think Tire Rack was around $500 a tire. Needless to say, she now has go flats on the car and couldn't be happier.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:09 AM
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Guys, if you swap out to go-flats, just carry a small air compressor and a plug kit. This will take care of most all situations where a tire goes flat... other than when a tire has a hole in the sidewall.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:22 AM
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Guys, if you swap out to go-flats, just carry a small air compressor and a plug kit. This will take care of most all situations where a tire goes flat... other than when a tire has a hole in the sidewall.
That's fine for me, but I wouldn't be real comfortable with my daughter trying to plug her own tire. They drive like fools out in SoCal. She can work on $42 million helicopters for the Navy and have the final say whether they fly or not, but I would rather she call a tow truck if she has a flat tire. That's what we have towing insurance for.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:59 AM
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Be sure you are sitting down when you price those specific tires. My daughter had those on her 328i. She does have 20" wheels on the car as that is what was on it when she bought the car as a CPO, but they wanted $615 a tire to replace them. That was at the dealership but still, I think Tire Rack was around $500 a tire. Needless to say, she now has go flats on the car and couldn't be happier.
That must be because they are 20".
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:10 AM
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That's fine for me, but I wouldn't be real comfortable with my daughter trying to plug her own tire. They drive like fools out in SoCal. She can work on $42 million helicopters for the Navy and have the final say whether they fly or not, but I would rather she call a tow truck if she has a flat tire. That's what we have towing insurance for.
Why wouldn't you feel comfortable with your daughter trying to plug her own tire? Do you feel comfortable with her waiting several hours by herself somewhere in SoCal waiting for a tow truck? The last time I tried getting a tow truck it was 8 hours, and that was in a major city. So, get her trained on how to fix a flat or have her get run flats. If you are that worried, then run flats provide that level of insurance to be able to drive out of a situation to a safe area.

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Old 04-22-2017, 10:29 AM
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If you are on the budget get the Bridgestone S04 which isn't bad but for they value which is a good deal, you can get it from Wheelworks for $810.
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If $1400 broke their bank, they need to trade the BMW in for a Kia. But, it's still annoying.

I just "built" a 540i on BMWUSA.com. The mini-spare tire came up as a no-cost option.
Since after 50 miles a run flat is ruined they should have just drove the 300 miles on it home. I had right front flat and drove over 280 miles on it even at highway speeds on purpose to see if this was possible. Had no issues with unstable handling and I was carrying my mini spare and jack if my test failed. When I had time to get to the dealer they showed me the inside of the tire and what happens to the sidewall. The side wall weakens with a noticeable circle on the inside. This is how they tell if you drive more than 50 miles. Again I am not condoning doing this, just that there is no need to panic if you are far away from your destination. My tire warranty had run out so I knew it was going to cost me anyway for a new one.
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