Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension

Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension
Discuss everything about wheels, tires, suspension and brakes for your BMW.

Sponsored by The Tirerack. Moderated by Rudy@Tirerack.com

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2017, 09:43 PM
Versipellis Versipellis is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Boston, MA
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 314
Mein Auto: '17 F36 440xi M-Sport
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.


Last edited by Versipellis; 03-24-2017 at 11:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2017, 04:51 PM
BimmerBahn's Avatar
BimmerBahn BimmerBahn is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: Sunshine State & the Old Dominion
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 676
Send a message via AIM to BimmerBahn
Mein Auto: '16 X5, '17 M3 ZCP (ED)
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.

2016 F15 X5 35i - The Mrs Ride
2017 F80 M3 ZCP - Euro Delivery - 10/1/2016 - The Mr's Ride

2014 X1, 2014 535d, 2011 E90 335d, 2007 E92 335i, 2004 E46 330i, 2001 E39 M5 - retired -
BMWCCA - 341029

European Delivery: ('14 X1, '14 535d) - September 13, 2013
European Delivery: ('17 M3 ZCP) - October 1, 2016

Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms