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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:06 PM
wrx wrx is offline
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Smile Any thoughts!

I have a 2011 135i M Package

I can't seem to find an all season run flat tire to fit.
215/40-18
245/35-18

I would go conventional to Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
but I can't get straight dope on a squib spare that I feel
confident enough to buy that wouldn't screw up car if I needed to use to use it.

Winter in the Midwest is not favorable for summer tires.
My Q5 saves the day for my 3 season BMW.

Thanks!

Eric
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:57 AM
Ultimated Ultimated is offline
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I've seen recommendations on other forums for this kit but haven't bought it yet:

http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/B...pare_Tire.html

I have no financial interest in the company, this is purely for informational purposes.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:03 AM
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Thanks for the info. I will explore it further.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:29 PM
Jnirmul Jnirmul is offline
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You dont want to just go with a full set of rims with winter tires instead? I have a 2011 with the sport package and was considering just doing that instead. Its a few hundred more cost wise, but that should equal out after a few years of remounting charges.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:47 PM
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I thought of that and did that with a car some years ago. I guess my
take is as I age I want "easy". My present tires are near replacement
and I hate the run flats so..... I am buying a spare and putting on
Michelin Pilot sport A/S 3. I generally use another car during the winter that is all wheel.
My son has a "Dinaned" 550 with these on his car and loves them.
I have had them ( similar) on all of my previous 3 series.
Thx for your thoughts!
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Jnirmul Jnirmul is offline
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No worries, I like your idea though to help supplement the switch off run flats. Keeping a spare would come in handy if a tire is on order.
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