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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 10-02-2016, 12:50 AM
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Run flats.. opinions?

Let me just say I'm in love with the handling on my Gt. The staggered tires are a dream. Recently put a new set of (run flat) tires...on this fine Saturday afternoon popped a front tire on a city street pothole. 245,40,20... every nearby tire shop needs to put in an order for the replacement. It's really a drag to be grounded for the weekend. Question: what are you all's experience with run flats? Is it worth the hassle?
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:37 AM
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If you do a site search on this subject you'll find a lot of good reading. It's been covered quite thoroughly.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:42 AM
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Let me just say I'm in love with the handling on my Gt. The staggered tires are a dream. Recently put a new set of (run flat) tires...on this fine Saturday afternoon popped a front tire on a city street pothole. 245,40,20... every nearby tire shop needs to put in an order for the replacement. It's really a drag to be grounded for the weekend. Question: what are you all's experience with run flats? Is it worth the hassle?

Um..........NO

Have you heard of Michelin PSS?
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:34 PM
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You drove home. No wrestling with a kit on the side of the road possibly in the rain. Choose your poison. I'll take run flats all day long.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:02 PM
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:49 AM
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You drove home. No wrestling with a kit on the side of the road possibly in the rain. Choose your poison. I'll take run flats all day long.

Great Scot! ErnestHouse, You drive a BMW. I'll remind you of your responsibilities:
  • When a tire leaks, BMW pilots phone a service and request ground transportation if necessary.
  • An [exception] is made for Manly Men engaged in DIY maintenance.


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Old 10-08-2016, 07:33 PM
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There are places where stopping is both illegal and very dangerous. A RFT will let you keep going. Doing that on a 'normal' tire adds significantly to the end cost because you'll also need a new wheel. There are places in this vast country where you do not always have cellular coverage, so calling for someone just won't work. You might sit there for hours waiting for someone to come by and stop, too. Your choice...either take up space and carry a spare, or use the RFT.
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