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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:52 PM
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Time for new tires, run flat or normal and buy a spare and jack??

Time for new tires, run flat or normal and buy a spare and jack??

I like the safty of the run flat, but have read many people compain about the ride.

What I noticed is mine are noisy, buy BMW said that was becasue the belt was broken...
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:28 AM
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Does your 535 xi not have a spare? In the US the come standard with a spare. I say dump the run flat tires - my car has never had them and I would not have it any other way. I don't like the ride with run flat tires.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:04 AM
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2008 may have been the last year that the 5 Series came with both Run Flats and a spare. When the RFT's on my wife's car are gone, they will be replaced with non-RFT's. I have a Z4 that came with RFT's and when I switched to non-RFT's the improvement in the ride and handling was amazing.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:41 AM
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For the love of GOD, DON'T BUT Run Flat!!!! They will end up cracking and damaging your wheels!! Trust me I know. I went through 2 sets of style 124 rims with run flat tires. Now running non run flat tires an NO problems with the rims!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:00 AM
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I have a 2010 535i and it has run flats and factory spare!
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:33 AM
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Couldnt wait to get rid of the run flats... Got Conti DWS's and love them!
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:52 PM
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Time for new tires, run flat or normal and buy a spare and jack??

I like the safty of the run flat, but have read many people compain about the ride.

What I noticed is mine are noisy, buy BMW said that was becasue the belt was broken...
Forget the run flats, get normal tyres. IMHO Continental are the best, and just recently got a set of cheap Kumho's half the cost of Conti's and they are good too.

The noise you referring to is, from the hard run flat rubber, not any belt of anything else.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:14 AM
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On my daughters 08 328i I changed to regular tires and bought the Continental electric tire pump with tire sealant. Tire Rack sells it. Same setup my E60 came with.

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/...Tire+Inflation

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:40 AM
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I have a 2010 535i and it has run flats and factory spare!

Same here. My colleague has the 335i and he said that he didnt have a spare. So I went and looked and voila a donut in the trunk. I was ecstatic. You know it the little things
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:46 AM
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Changing my 124's with run flats for lighter wheels with non-rft has dramatically improved ride quality, less road noise and the car's handling characteristics have improved. If you got a jack and a spare or have AAA, then ditch the RFT's, IMO.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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Get Conti's DWS , Excellent tires!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:13 PM
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Thanks for the input, sounds liek the run flats are no more for me!! (good, they are REALLY expensive!)

I like having a spare, we travel to the cottage, and if I trash a tire, I'm stuck (I once ran over a piece of metal, and cut about a 2-3" slice out of the side, so the can spray would not work with that)

Where can you buy a spare and jack that will fit in the space?? (beside BMW, I don't feel like spending some crazy amount like $500 for a spare)

What about size?

I run full winter tires and rims, so I can go as wide as possible on the stock 18" sport rims.

They are 275/35 18
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:28 AM
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Most E60 comes with a spare, i had one in my 07 550i
but perhaps they got rid of it later in the LCI times

anyway, if you are interested in a spare
we do have it

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E60-KIT.html

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Thanks for the input, sounds liek the run flats are no more for me!! (good, they are REALLY expensive!)

I like having a spare, we travel to the cottage, and if I trash a tire, I'm stuck (I once ran over a piece of metal, and cut about a 2-3" slice out of the side, so the can spray would not work with that)

Where can you buy a spare and jack that will fit in the space?? (beside BMW, I don't feel like spending some crazy amount like $500 for a spare)

What about size?

I run full winter tires and rims, so I can go as wide as possible on the stock 18" sport rims.

They are 275/35 18
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:55 AM
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I have a 2010 535i and it has run flats and factory spare!
Wow, thanks for this! I had the same car as you for nearly a near and never noticed the spare. Wish I had known about it before I bought 2 new rear tires. OEM RFT, ouch!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:55 AM
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Most E60 comes with a spare, i had one in my 07 550i
but perhaps they got rid of it later in the LCI times

anyway, if you are interested in a spare
we do have it

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...T-E60-KIT.html

Hope this helps.
do you guys sell the jack by it self?
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