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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:32 AM
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Harsh ride from 18" run-flats - solutions?

I just ordered an X1 sDrive which comes with 18" run flats. Although I like grippy, planted rides, I find the ride of the 18" run-flats a little harsh. Is there a way I can get a more forgiving ride? Like get a different kind of run-flat? Or asking the dealer to replace the x-line tires with non run-flats (and if so what kind)? I love the look of the 18" wheels but am not a fan of the RF tires. Suggestions appreciated!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:51 AM
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The best solution is to remove the runflats for conventional tires. I have done this in my previous BMWs (128i and E90 335i). We carry a donut spare for emergencies.

If we do this in our X1, we will invest in the fully zippable spare tire bag vs our tire totes so that the interior of the X1 won't smell like tire.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:22 AM
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Agree with Nospam. I hung on to the runflats on my 650 for years thinking they were the latest technology in tires. I was really, really surprised at the improvement in ride, road noise, and mileage I got once I was convinced to switch back to conventional tires. I don't have a spare, but I keep a tire inflator/repair kit in the trunk.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:41 PM
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The best solution is to remove the runflats for conventional tires. I have done this in my previous BMWs (128i and E90 335i). We carry a donut spare for emergencies.

If we do this in our X1, we will invest in the fully zippable spare tire bag vs our tire totes so that the interior of the X1 won't smell like tire.
Do you have more info about the zippable spare?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:37 PM
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Do you have more info about the zippable spare?
You should be able to order from your dealer or most BMW parts sellers. I bought my 128i spare from bavauto.com so that is where I first saw the zippable bag.

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