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Old 03-31-2013, 10:22 PM
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I need to replace my tires on a 2008 328i coupe. Can't decide between run flats vs regular. Let me know what you think?

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:23 PM
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:36 AM
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Hi everyone,
I need to replace my tires on a 2008 328i coupe. Can't decide between run flats vs regular. Let me know what you think?

Thank you for your time.
How long did you have this car? If you had it for more than a year, then it doesn't really matter what you buy - whatever fits your budget or whatever you are willing to spend.

If you had this car just few weeks and didn't have time to notice the noticeable, then buy non-run flats (regular tires) and never look back. Get yourself a nice AAA card for a tow in the middle of nowhere if you get a flat and some kind of compressor/goo thingy for riding around town. They are the size of the thick book so no trunk space lost.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:05 AM
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If you have the moeny go with the run flats, although, some may say they are not worth it and cost an arm and a leg, they can be useful sometimes.

Since BMW's does not have room for a spair just go with run flats.

BUT the other day I got a flat and I was not able to repair the run fla of course so I just bought some excellent tires (they were not run flats) to save some money I guess.
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Hi everyone,
I need to replace my tires on a 2008 328i coupe. Can't decide between run flats vs regular. Let me know what you think?

Thank you for your time.

OK, this is an Easter jest, right?

Like you're unable to find any search results for non-runflats?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:52 AM
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:56 PM
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The trunk of a 3 series is already too small as it is, I don't have space for a donut spare. I have not found my run flats intolerable, so I replaced my run flats with more of the same.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:17 AM
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Get run flats. A flat with no spare could be major problems.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:43 AM
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lolz. run flats are terrible if you've driven on anything other then a set of train wheels. Get non-RFTs, then bash your head against a wall for dealing with RFTs for so long after you've realized how much better non-RFTs drive. There are ways to deal with flats with no spares. Don't let the RFT fanboys scare you.
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Flats with no spares = major trouble.
Get rid of run flats and keep a spare in your tire (i saw one of these at home depot this past weekend...looked kind of funny).

I had run flats and enjoyed them...even repaired two of them..one of them had two plugs and ran fine
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Get regular tires and sub to AAA
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Ditch the run flats and get the Michelin PSS
and get a spare tire (from us...lol)
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Neither. Ditch the tires altogether and just drive on the rims. You will be stunned by the improvement in road feel. No more of that numb disconnected steering.
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Neither. Ditch the tires altogether and just drive on the rims. You will be stunned by the improvement in road feel. No more of that numb disconnected steering.
RFTs are just that.
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RFTs are just that.

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