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Old 06-10-2014, 01:00 PM
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Run Flats OR Non Run Flats?

I have a 2006 325i Sports Package with 68,000 miles-

Once again after 15,000 miles I need new tires and since my warranty is done I'm looking at non run flats-

I have only put the Bridgestone Potenza retail $255 each, very happy with performance and not too loud but don't like the cost every couple of years-

Pros Cons Anyone? I've read a lot of posts but no one has said absolutely on Non RF without going into tire pressure and other possible problems-

Thanks in advance-
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:05 PM
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Been very happy going from run-flat to non-run-flats. Changed to Continental Extreme Contact DWS, and been very happy with the better ride. They are quiet and my back doesn't complain going over every crack in the road.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:51 PM
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I switched from Michelin Pilot Super Sports to Bridgestone Pole Position S-04s. I like the S-04s so far. They ride a bit stiffer than the PSS though. Both are non-RFT.

But for about $300 cheaper than the PSS, the S-04s are great. Paid about $800 for 4 with TireRack's road hazard warranty.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:09 PM
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At Tire Rack you can get 4 good go flats tires and a conti kit, and still save money over buying RFT. As an added bonus Pilot SS or S-04's are much better tires, in every regard. N4S
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:00 PM
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I have a 2006 325i Sports Package with 68,000 miles-

Once again after 15,000 miles I need new tires and since my warranty is done I'm looking at non run flats-

I have only put the Bridgestone Potenza retail $255 each, very happy with performance and not too loud but don't like the cost every couple of years-

Pros Cons Anyone? I've read a lot of posts but no one has said absolutely on Non RF without going into tire pressure and other possible problems-

Thanks in advance-
You have to get run flats to not void the warranty? Can someone clarify?
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:17 PM
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You have to get run flats to not void the warranty? Can someone clarify?
Tires aren't a warranty item from BMW nor would putting RFTs vs. non-RFTs change that (obviously assuming everything is the same size, etc).

Usually if you are leasing a car, you have to put RFTs back on the car when you turn in the lease. Not sure about BMW but I'm assuming it's the same since MINI requires the same tire that the car came with.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:23 PM
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I actually like the run flats. THey are very durable, and they really add to the sports car feel. Like that ruff ride!
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:18 AM
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I actually like the run flats. THey are very durable, and they really add to the sports car feel. Like that ruff ride!
Man that is a good one! N4S
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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Just got the Michelin Pilots and will not go
back to run flats. Got my 4 from Costco for
$525 out the door. They are running a $70 rebate
May and June. I just have the base 16 inch rims
though. They also balance every 8 k miles
free.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:26 AM
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At least mine are.... I've had the same nail in one of my tires for like two months. Still drives like a champ LOL...
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:29 AM
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How good are those NON RF Michelin tires though??
Aren't they a cheaper, less superior tire???

I feel like the run flats really can take a beating and keep on going...
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:54 AM
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I run the pilot super sports. Great tires--superior traction rain or shine.
Slightly noisier than my last set though (bridgestone stock sport-package runflats, whatever model they were (the W-rated ones)).
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At least mine are.... I've had the same nail in one of my tires for like two months. Still drives like a champ LOL...

You must immediately, and without delay, go HERE

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Old 06-14-2014, 03:22 PM
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How good are those NON RF Michelin tires though??
Aren't they a cheaper, less superior tire???

I feel like the run flats really can take a beating and keep on going...
They're cheaper because they're non-RFT but no cheaper in terms of quality.


Most people on the forum go with Conti DWS. I'm running Hankook Ventus Noble2's and I prefer them over the RFTs. Also, I pay $620 instead of $1200 for RFT Max Performance Summers that came on it.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:04 PM
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Here we go again with this topic. Drive both and decide for yourself. Don't listen to anyone else. If cost is the biggest factor, you should look to sell the car as you'll face bigger expenses down the road.


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