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Old 02-04-2014, 09:32 PM
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I recently bought my first BMW. It's a 2007 335i. It came with 19" M wheels. I love the look, but while driving on the interstate I got a flat. I assumed I had run flats and was disappointed at how. Bad they were handling. HAHA. They weren't run flats at all. It was a rear tire so I had to order a new tire. 265/30/19's. I had taken it to Goodyear once the tire arrived but said there machine couldn't handle such a low profile tire. I then Drove to Merchant Tires and they said they could. I waited a while and then a tech said I have a problem. He showed me the rim and it was cracked in two places. I guess potholes and low profile tires don't play we'll together.
I finally found a used M wheel on eBay. When I took it back to Merchants they installed it and now I'm fine.
That's also when I discovered that not only do I need a spare, but I need to put the TPMS in my wheels. The dealer wanted to charge me $150 per wheel. Does that sound reasonable? Does BMW Dealer need to do it because of the on board computer, or can any shop just put them on?

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:25 PM
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Hi guys!

I recently bought my first BMW. It's a 2007 335i. It came with 19" M wheels. I love the look, but while driving on the interstate I got a flat. I assumed I had run flats and was disappointed at how. Bad they were handling. HAHA. They weren't run flats at all. It was a rear tire so I had to order a new tire. 265/30/19's. I had taken it to Goodyear once the tire arrived but said there machine couldn't handle such a low profile tire. I then Drove to Merchant Tires and they said they could. I waited a while and then a tech said I have a problem. He showed me the rim and it was cracked in two places. I guess potholes and low profile tires don't play we'll together.
I finally found a used M wheel on eBay. When I took it back to Merchants they installed it and now I'm fine.
That's also when I discovered that not only do I need a spare, but I need to put the TPMS in my wheels. The dealer wanted to charge me $150 per wheel. Does that sound reasonable? Does BMW Dealer need to do it because of the on board computer, or can any shop just put them on?

Thanks!

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Old 02-05-2014, 06:08 AM
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$150 per wheel sounds very high. And to the best of my limited knowledge, you can run your car just fine without TPMS sensors in the wheels. Obviously you won't be notified when you have a flat but if you need your dashboard to tell you that you have a flat tire......
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Calwaterboy is correct. Way too expensive and Tirerack or even Discount Tires can fix you up much cheaper.
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we are fully stocked with BERU tpms and made in Germany for the high quality.

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