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Old 12-24-2014, 08:02 AM
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Alpina B7 Tires Blowing Out

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I've had multiple tires blow out on my B7 and was wondering if anyone has experienced the same issues?

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Old 12-24-2014, 10:49 AM
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Hey Guys,

I've had multiple tires blow out on my B7 and was wondering if anyone has experienced the same issues?

Thanks!
B7's are 21" tires, Thus small sidewalls and prone to injury. That is likely the cause, not the car itself.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:53 AM
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Too many times it could come out of under inflation...
Some leave the tires at 32 psi to protect the rims i guess when alpina recommend 40+ psi???
What is your tires pressure?
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:26 AM
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Hey Guys,

I've had multiple tires blow out on my B7 and was wondering if anyone has experienced the same issues?

Thanks!
Most people with wheels that size are noticing issues with harsh conditions. There just isn't enough rubber between the rim and the road.

It's not what you want to hear, but if you don't want to worry about failures your best bet would be to downgrade to 19" wheels. The good news is that your B7 wheels are worth a pretty penny.

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Old 12-24-2014, 12:47 PM
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From what I've seen on the 7 forums over the last few years, the 21" tires and wheels on the B7 are very prone to damage. Some of the owners up in the northeast have replaced half a dozen tires/wheels each year. Wheel/tire insurance is a must, even in CA. Santa Monica BMW told me they have a huge pile of damaged B7 wheels from all the replacements they do. I wouldn't consider putting 19s on a B7. I've had no problems with 20's in LA
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:06 PM
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From what I've seen on the 7 forums over the last few years, the 21" tires and wheels on the B7 are very prone to damage. Some of the owners up in the northeast have replaced half a dozen tires/wheels each year. Wheel/tire insurance is a must, even in CA. Santa Monica BMW told me they have a huge pile of damaged B7 wheels from all the replacements they do. I wouldn't consider putting 19s on a B7. I've had no problems with 20's in LA
Is your 7 gone now Adam? I see the M6 on your sig.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:38 PM
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Hey Raj,
Yeah, the 7 was having some problems. Just picked up the M6 last week. Will put some pics up once it gets a solid detail. Fun car to drive, but I definitely miss the smooth and quiet ride of the 7 sometimes. Didn't want to get into a another 36 month lease on a 750 right before the new body style came out though, so I figured I'd try something new.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:11 AM
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Hey Raj,
Yeah, the 7 was having some problems. Just picked up the M6 last week. Will put some pics up once it gets a solid detail. Fun car to drive, but I definitely miss the smooth and quiet ride of the 7 sometimes. Didn't want to get into a another 36 month lease on a 750 right before the new body style came out though, so I figured I'd try something new.
This^^^
As crazy as it seems, I much prefer overall experience of the 7 over our M6. The M6 is faster and handles better but the 7 with a tune and pedalbox is a blast. I chose the 7 over the M6 90% of the time.
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Adam, did BMW just let you out of your lease early without penalty or did you get all your payments back?
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:26 AM
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Yes I've had the same issue. 18 flats /blow outs in 3 years. I took the blowout insurance, best $ I ever spent. I eventually put together a spare tire/jack and lug wrench package. It eats up a lot of trunk space. I just ordered M series 19 inch wheels which will give me more tire and less wheel. They are also run flats so I can ditch the spare. It may not look Alpina, but the car will spend less time on a flat bed.
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