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Old 03-24-2017, 09:43 PM
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Tire Bubble Dilemma

Hey folks. Hoping y'all can help me out here. I'm driving a '17 440 with the 21C 442M staggered mixed perf tires. I believe they're the Goodyear OEM runflat summer performance (from TireRack, seems like it might be this: EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC 2 RUNONFLAT), which means that they're horrible.

I intend to autocross this season, and my plan was to burn through that OEM rubber doing some light, non-competitive autocrossing while I familiarize myself with the power and handling of my new ride. Unfortunately I picked up a tiny bubble in the front right tire the other day, barely noticeable, but if you run your finger over it you can feel it, and I'm in a bit of a dilemma now. The fact that it's a front tire makes it worse, and I can't rotate it to a rear tire because the 442M is a staggered setup, and I have my first autoX next Saturday (April 1st).

I have three options:
1) **** it, autocross it anyways and pray pray pray I don't blow my tire.
2) Swap them out for the tires I was going to get right after - Conti DWS06's - and toss the old tires (or try to resell them?)
3) Bring it in to a tire shop and change that one tire, and basically spend ~$300 just to deal with that bubble so I'm not risking blowing it on an autocross.

Thoughts?

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Old 03-25-2017, 04:51 PM
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Your tire should be covered by a one year defect warranty through BMW. Check the info in your owners manual kit...should have a tire warranty booklet.

Personally I wouldn't risk any bubble, especially in autoX...you're asking for trouble.

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