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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-27-2011, 05:43 AM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I had the same tire problem with my 2008 Jaguar S...

I had the same tire problem with my 2008 Jaguar S Type. The vehicle came with non run flat 18 inch tires that had a 40 sidewall. In the end, I had to pay over $4,000.00 for new tires and rims so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-26-2011, 08:02 AM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
BMW uses a tire with a 45 side wall on the 18...

BMW uses a tire with a 45 side wall on the 18 inch tires, rather than a 40. This has made the world of difference. I had 18 inch tires with a 40 side wall on my 2008 Jaguar and the tires were as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-26-2011, 07:02 AM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
If I understand your post correctly, you are...

If I understand your post correctly, you are getting 18 inch rims and tires. The problems are with the 19 inch tires, not the 18 inch tires.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-01-2011, 08:30 AM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I disagree with your statement that the problems...

I disagree with your statement that the problems associated with low profile tires are a matter of common sense. In fact, the problems associated with these tires are not a matter of common...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-01-2011, 06:55 AM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
If the tires that BMW are using have issues and...

If the tires that BMW are using have issues and if BMW is trying to avoid liability by posting warnings, it would not make sense for BMW to issue a low profile warning, but omit a run flat warning.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-01-2011, 06:44 AM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
Actually, it is kind of easy to argue with that. ...

Actually, it is kind of easy to argue with that. Let's assume that the R19 tire from Good Year is simply a badly designed tire and the problems are associated with that particular tire only. How do...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-31-2011, 06:52 PM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
On the BMW website that I am viewing, footnote 3...

On the BMW website that I am viewing, footnote 3 is as follows:

3 Check for a list of BMW-compatible Bluetooth enabled mobile phones at your authorized BMW center or bmwusa.com.

Where did you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-31-2011, 05:04 PM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
Are you aware of the warning that BMW posts on...

Are you aware of the warning that BMW posts on its web site?

Take a look at the thread that I just started:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=531162
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-31-2011, 04:57 PM
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Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
In addition to tests, statistical data would also...

In addition to tests, statistical data would also be useful. When a tire failure is reported, the size, specifications, and brand of the tire should also be reported.

For example, my 2008 Jaguar...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-31-2011, 04:21 PM
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Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
Low Profile Tires vs. Run Flat Tires

There has been a debate on this forum whether the basis for the high rate of tire failure on the F10 is related to the tires being low profile as opposed to the tires being run flat.

The majority...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-27-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
It is not only one brand that is getting most/all...

It is not only one brand that is getting most/all of the bubbles.

The low profile tires on my 2008 Jaguar were Conti Pro. When I was having the problem and started taking notice of other vehicles...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-27-2011, 04:16 PM
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Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I agree with you 100%. I know that I am in the...

I agree with you 100%. I know that I am in the minority opinion, but I have been stating for months that the tire failure issue is because the tires are low profile, not because they are run flat.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
There are no problems with the 17 inch rims and...

There are no problems with the 17 inch rims and R17 tires because they are not low profile, although they are fun flats.

There only a few problems with the 18 inch rims and the R18 tires because...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
A couple of years ago (2009) in the context of...

A couple of years ago (2009) in the context of problems I was having with tires (low profile, but not run flat) on my 2008 Jaguar S Type, I ran this by an attorney that I am acquainted with here in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-03-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I dropped off my 535xi for service today and was...

I dropped off my 535xi for service today and was given a 550i with the sport package. The 550i has 19 inch rims and R19 GY tires. In short, all of the tires have bubbles in them. I can not wait to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-22-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I agree. The 19 inch rims with R19 tires look...

I agree. The 19 inch rims with R19 tires look great.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-22-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
Florida sounds great to me. I flew down to...

Florida sounds great to me. I flew down to southeast FL last Friday from NJ and it has been 80 degrees + everyday (in Fl, not NJ). I prefer the Yankee's spring training camp, but they are just too...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-22-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
Downgrading to R17 tires is not ridiculous (I did...

Downgrading to R17 tires is not ridiculous (I did the same with my Jaguar) because you know the problem with low profile tires and want to avoid it. IMO the switch to making low profile tires...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-22-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
That could very well be true, but , I have four...

That could very well be true, but , I have four (4) brand new 18 inch Jaguar rims in storage (want to buy them?) because the R18 non RF tires (Conti Pro) just totally lost it and did not hold up once...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-22-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
Let's put it this way. If you had selected the...

Let's put it this way. If you had selected the 528i with the 17 inch rims and R17 tires, you probably would have had little or no problems at all (the R17 tires are not low profile). Those who have...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-22-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I had a 2008 Jaguar S Type. The tires were low...

I had a 2008 Jaguar S Type. The tires were low profile 245/40R18, but not run flat. The tires on my F10 are low profile 245/45R18, but are run flat. The middle number is critical (40 vs. 45 - goes...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
It looks like I was lucky. I recently had a...

It looks like I was lucky. I recently had a tire fail and it was immediately replaced.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520400

Edit and P.S.: I still say IMO this is more of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-06-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I guess we will have to agree to disagree. My...

I guess we will have to agree to disagree. My research into the tire failure issue (sidewall bubbles) leads to the conclusion that the issue has to do with the tires being low profile. BMW has...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-05-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
I respectfully disagree. The inability for tires...

I respectfully disagree. The inability for tires on 18 & 19 inch rims to hold up is rooted in them being low profile, not run flat. We have 16 inch rims with run flat tires on our 2006 Three...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-05-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 369,268
Posted By GHOST PROTOCOL
In my opinion, it is not worth the money. We...

In my opinion, it is not worth the money. We have a 2006 Three Series with 16 inch rims and non low profile tires, but they are fun flats. We have never had a problem in five years and that vehicle...
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