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Old 03-28-2012, 08:54 PM
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550 M-Sport Goodyear Excellence Tire Problems

I am well aware of the X cars M sport 19" LS2 problems. I have a 2011 550 M Sport with Goodyear Excellence Tires. After 18 months and 7000 miles I discovered side bubbles on both front tires. Anyone else experience the same thing?
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:54 AM
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Bubbles can happen on low profile tires no matter the construction. I had them happen on my Conti DWS's, which are not run flat tires (same size as yours).

nature of the beast with that little rubber.
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I am well aware of the X cars M sport 19" LS2 problems. I have a 2011 550 M Sport with Goodyear Excellence Tires. After 18 months and 7000 miles I discovered side bubbles on both front tires. Anyone else experience the same thing?
You purchased a wheel and tire warranty, right? That should square that away...
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:08 AM
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Goodyear will pro-rate and replace but I am thinking of switching to Michelin Non RFT. Any comments of running all four the same size as compared to staggered?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:29 AM
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Goodyear will pro-rate and replace but I am thinking of switching to Michelin Non RFT. Any comments of running all four the same size as compared to staggered?
Debating this myself. The problem is a lack of traction with the 245 rear tires. I experience some slip in my 535...I would imagine that on your car the 245's would not be enough to contain 150 ft-lbs more.....
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:51 AM
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Needsdecaf;

You bring up a good point as even with the staggered setup there is slight slippage. Thanks.
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Thank Dunderhi.
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There is indeed some slip. It's very easy to break away the rear, and therefore difficult to launch it properly. I switched to conventional Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, same size as stock, staggered, on standard sport rims. I've even had problems with these tires with a pothole I hit. However, even that experience was much improved over the RFT. With the RFT hitting a pothole at a much lower speed, I experienced a loss in pressure and had to limp home. When I hit a pothole in the Michelins at around 60-70 MPH, the tire stayed together and I was able to ride on it for a while. It experienced a dreaded bubble, but the only difference in driving I experienced was a lot of vibration. I had purchased tire insurance as was able to get it replaced. Now I think the rim is bent, since I still get some vibration. I'm waiting until the pothole season clears up before I get it straightened.
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