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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 12-10-2016, 12:42 AM
Kman1958 Kman1958 is offline
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Same Old Question from New Owner on RFT

I have seen this question a lot and beaten into the ground. I just bought a 2013 535I M Sport Package and the Run Flat Tires need replacing soon. In most posts I see more complaints about them then praise. I am thinking on going to regular tires and not buying RFT's. I have read the ride is terrible, do not get high mileage, expensive and you all know the rest of the complaints.
I have the 19 inch wheels. Will lights starting coming if I go to regular tires and will it effect the ride. Those that have switched to normal tires, are you glad you did?

Any input is most appreciated.

Thank You

Kent
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Old 12-10-2016, 07:37 AM
kinerin kinerin is offline
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rft replacement

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I have seen this question a lot and beaten into the ground. I just bought a 2013 535I M Sport Package and the Run Flat Tires need replacing soon. In most posts I see more complaints about them then praise. I am thinking on going to regular tires and not buying RFT's. I have read the ride is terrible, do not get high mileage, expensive and you all know the rest of the complaints.
I have the 19 inch wheels. Will lights starting coming if I go to regular tires and will it effect the ride. Those that have switched to normal tires, are you glad you did?

Any input is most appreciated.

Thank You

Kent
Check recent post: 535xi RFT replacement tire post......lots of good info here.
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Old 12-11-2016, 06:19 AM
dvdit dvdit is offline
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Check recent post: 535xi RFT replacement tire post......lots of good info here.
I searched and didn't find this particular thread. Would like to know also since I just bought a 2013 535ix.
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Old 12-11-2016, 06:25 AM
anselansel anselansel is offline
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I have seen this question a lot and beaten into the ground. I just bought a 2013 535I M Sport Package and the Run Flat Tires need replacing soon. In most posts I see more complaints about them then praise. I am thinking on going to regular tires and not buying RFT's. I have read the ride is terrible, do not get high mileage, expensive and you all know the rest of the complaints.
I have the 19 inch wheels. Will lights starting coming if I go to regular tires and will it effect the ride. Those that have switched to normal tires, are you glad you did?

Any input is most appreciated.

Thank You

Kent
You have no idea what you are missing. The runflats are terrible. You will be upset that you missed out on how your car could have been all that time.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:04 PM
JeffDunes JeffDunes is offline
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I swapped out run flats for non-run flat Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires and it improved the ride and handling dramatically. I also bought a spare tire and BMW jack kit from Bimmerzone. I am very happy with the swap. The tire pressure monitoring system is not affected by the swap and I do not have any warning lights.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:22 PM
kinerin kinerin is offline
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replacement for rft's

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I searched and didn't find this particular thread. Would like to know also since I just bought a 2013 535ix.
Check a post dated 12-5-2016 by yours truly. Good info.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:28 PM
Glaird Glaird is offline
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I'm facing the same dilemma, with my new 550. I have a long time friend, who is also a life long BMW enthusiast. He swears by the emergency roadside repair kits (available at 2X $ @ BMW dealer, normal price at TireRack.com) and regular "die when they lose air" tires. He has made several roadside emergency repairs, to get to his destination/place to repair tire. He claims he has never received a complaint from a tire mechanic for the goo injected into his roadside repaired flat tires.
I have browsed the TireRack catalog, found all my trusted make/model tires from other cars, at very reasonable prices for my 550 M-sport. The selection for 'run flats' was dismal, to the point TireRack does not even carry the factory issue tire on my BMW presently.
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