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Old 05-12-2014, 07:13 AM
JohnL345 JohnL345 is offline
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Originally Posted by sirbikes View Post
You must be new to internet forums.

I wish I was!
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:20 PM
luckystrike luckystrike is offline
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Originally Posted by JohnL345 View Post
I don't get the "closed stores" thing. You can't get conventional tires in these cases.

My question about the suspension remains unanswered!

Also--we will never agree here.
There are pluses and minuses to both RFT's and conventional tires.

More and more tire stores are carrying RFT's and no one has mentioned all the car dealership (BMW plus M-B et al).
Where one can get an RFT.

There's that nagging safety issue.
I can think of a lot of interesting neighborhoods where a dude (or God forbid his wife or daughter) were trying to get
a donut on a BMW (or waiting for a tow truck) after pulling off the interstate. (another great place to change a tire).

I was skeptical about RFT's after reading stories on the Tire Rack site etc and even hesitated when getting my last 328 but
now after four years? I am never going back!

Lol please dont believe in thier reasoning about the calibrated suspension they are just justifiying thier run flats .
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:52 PM
Masterx5 Masterx5 is offline
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my tires at 37K are getting louder everyday with ever increasing length of this nice post
I think I will go the RFT route but sometimes I doubt
I can not think of just relying on the Slime kit (which I have now). Spare tire idea is RAW and is not BMWish... I wish they had a spare tire kit.
When the new Nissan Rogue can have 7 seats, why couldn't BMW put a spare tire

Last edited by Masterx5; 05-13-2014 at 06:52 PM. Reason: typo
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