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Old 02-01-2019, 05:26 AM
Chicone Chicone is offline
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I agree changing a tire on I-5 would have sucked, I might just call AAA depending on the situation, at least you would have a tow truck with flashing lights shielding you. Roads in Seattle are poorly maintained, but in many years of driving here I've only got a couple flats. The other point in favor of run flats at least on the E84 is no real place to store the spare out of the way. That said, I have my spare doughnut in the back, and I'll take the better characteristics of standard tires any day over the run flats. You may not agree with going staggered but I'm going to change out my back two wheels with the wider 18x9 stock versions this summer and get Michelin PS4s. I noted that BMW increased the speed limiter in that config, not that I'll be driving that fast.
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