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The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 05-13-2019, 10:08 AM
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2016 228i convertible non RF tires

Has anyone put regular tires on a 228i convertible? I want to buy the emergency spare at bimmerzone and get regular tires. I can't find any info on anyone that has done this on this particular car. I have called a couple of tire places near me but neither have done this on this car. Need advice. I apologize if this is already on here somewhere. I can't get the tire place to give me advise and my local dealer says I cant do it but I know others have switched to non rf.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:58 AM
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you can put non-rft's on I have on mine, but I have a 128i

as for w'tee's / insurance etc etc, that is another issue

but I put ordinary tires when I had a w'tee on mine with no problems,
and I never told my insurance either

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Has anyone put regular tires on a 228i convertible? I want to buy the emergency spare at bimmerzone and get regular tires. I can't find any info on anyone that has done this on this particular car. I have called a couple of tire places near me but neither have done this on this car. Need advice. I apologize if this is already on here somewhere. I can't get the tire place to give me advise and my local dealer says I cant do it but I know others have switched to non rf.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:59 AM
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you can BTW, your dealer will say no
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I don't know what you mean by "as for w'tee's / insurance etc etc, that is another issue" and why would it matter for insurance?
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I have non run-flat tires on my 228i convertible and don't have any problems. In fact, when I switched out the tires I also switched out the wheels at the same time. Here's my current setup:

VMR V710 wheels

Front: 18x8.5 ET 35 with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires 225 40R 18
Rear: 18x9.5 ET45 with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires 255 35R 18


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Old 05-13-2019, 02:16 PM
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I don't know what you mean by "as for w'tee's / insurance etc etc, that is another issue" and why would it matter for insurance?


Think he means warranty
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:32 PM
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Thanks Londonjl

mb67 your's looks great! Is there a reason I should change wheels, I like my wheels fine I just don't like the rf's where I live. Also do you have a spare?
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mb67 your's looks great! Is there a reason I should change wheels, I like my wheels fine I just don't like the rf's where I live. Also do you have a spare?
I don't have a spare, because I've got a good roadside assistance plan through AAA and my insurance company.
As for changing out the wheels, the one's that come with the car are just fine. I got aftermarket wheels purely for aesthetics.
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Also do you have a spare?
I had a spare in both my BMWs and have one in my Mustang. Even though AAA is great, I did get a flat on a highway at 5:30 PM. AAA was forecasting an hour and a half response due to rush hour traffic, and then all they would have been able to do is drop my car at home or a closed tire place until the next day as the tire was not repairable. The spare was quite welcome that time.
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Thank you so much for replying. This helps me alot. ***x1f60a;
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Your taking your car away from standard,
your car was designed for RFT's so the suspension is stiffer,
you would need to replace them with XL rated tires,
also RFT's handle differently than non-rft's
your insurance may need to know, the fact that people dont notify
depending on insurance and region is up to them
not so much for changing like for like tires, I don't think it would metter
but the problem occurs if your involved in a serious accident or death
and insurance can prove you modified your car and possibly was a factor in the accident,
they will walk away, sure this is worst case scenario, but it happens



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Your taking your car away from standard,
your car was designed for RFT's so the suspension is stiffer,
you would need to replace them with XL rated tires,
also RFT's handle differently than non-rft's
your insurance may need to know, the fact that people dont notify
depending on insurance and region is up to them
not so much for changing like for like tires, I don't think it would metter
but the problem occurs if your involved in a serious accident or death
and insurance can prove you modified your car and possibly was a factor in the accident,
they will walk away, sure this is worst case scenario, but it happens
This is right out of left field. If you replace the tires with other street-legal tires of a similar load and use rating, there are no insurance issues. No one ever notifies their insurance company about a tire change.
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Ok thank you so much for your replies. This is good to know.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:08 AM
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IF YOU REPLACE a car which has RFT's with non-RFT's it matters.

RFT= RUN FLAT TIRES are a safety item, by removing an RFT with a non-RFT
you are taking the car away from manufacturer spec. handling may or may not be
different, and in the case of an emergency a RFT will handle DIFFERENTLY to a non-RFT
i.e. as in blow outs etc. so it ABSOLUTELY does matter

Your insurance company has rated that car by the VIN and what that car is equipped with, the more safty items are on the car, airbags RFT's , roll bars , condoms, whatever, they judge your premium by that.

Go read up your insurance documents and read VERY carefully the small print.

Does it matter , could it matter, IDK, it depends on your insurance company, the regulations
and region, but what I am telling you properly When you make a change to a car away from OEM which could effect either safety or value or performance , you "should" notify your ins. comp.

Just because you and 10 of your mates never have and never have had an issue is besides the point. A question was asked and I answered it correctly and responsibly.

IMHO
People are free to do whatever they want to do at the end of the day.



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This is right out of left field. If you replace the tires with other street-legal tires of a similar load and use rating, there are no insurance issues. No one ever notifies their insurance company about a tire change.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:44 AM
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I own a 2018 M240i with Michelin PSS. I donít have a spare. However, Michelin now will pay to have your car towed up to 150 miles if your car has a flat. This DOES NOT apply to the Michelin PSS that came on the car from the factory. Luckily for me Iíve had to replace all 4 of the factory PSS with new PSS from tirerack. I track my car and tracking eats tires.
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Does it matter , could it matter, IDK, it depends on your insurance company, the regulations
and region, but what I am telling you properly When you make a change to a car away from OEM which could effect either safety or value or performance , you "should" notify your ins. comp.
IMHO
Note your own acronyms for "I Don't Know" and "In My Humble Opinion".

You're absolutely right. You don't know, and you should stop making blanket statements as though you do. I have read my policy, and there's nothing, not a single thing, in any way intimating that there's any such restriction. Your analysis of insurance policies is stunningly deficient. As written, it would require you to call your company for an evaluation if you switched to snow tires in the fall, and again in the spring going the other way.

But, hey, don't take my word for it. Policy's attached. Read away. Find anything that implies you can't change tires, engines, lights, or anything else. As long as the vehicle remains street legal, you're fine.

Or, if you don't feel like reading mine and assuming that you've read yours, post the part of your policy that would keep you from changing tires.
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