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Old 04-26-2017, 03:34 PM
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Clueless AWD Damaged Tire

LEASED BMW 2015 X1 AWD
Pirelli 225/45R18 91V Run-flat tires

My rear passenger tire is not holding in air. I have quite a bit of curb rash from a while ago, but just in the past few days has this problem been happening. It may be because of pothole season (spring) in Michigan.

I brought it to Belle Tire, where they told me the tire cannot be fixed/patched. I drove it too long while flat, so it damaged the tire inside. Also see photo attached. Problem is, he told me since the vehicle is AWD, I need to replace all 4 tires.

I did not add the Wheel & Tire insurance to my lease, but was told I could pay a lump sum at any time through my lease to add it. With a quote from Belle Tire, it appears it'll be $1229-$1415 to get the same exact set of tires (higher premium will include replacements/freedom plan for life of the tires).

My question is what is my better option and what will the dealer most likely tell me - as I haven't spoken to them yet about my issue? I don't mind the price to get all tires replaced by Belle, but I do know I have to have equal sizes, quality, speed rate and RFT tires upon the return of the vehicle at the end of my lease anyway so I'm at a loss as to what I should do. Any other ideas or suggestions I may not be considering, please send them my way!

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Old 04-26-2017, 03:57 PM
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Buy one tire and shave it to same as other at a speed shop?
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:29 PM
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You can buy the tire online at Tirerack and they can shave it before shipping I think!
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:39 PM
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Wow I haven't heard of tire shops shaving tires, but I guess it makes sense.

I would also look on craigslist for the same tires and buy one or two. This way you can go with whatever tires you want now and then have a set for when you have to return the vehicle.

I actually sold my last set this way - lease was ending and the guy needed RFT tires to throw on the wheels.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:54 PM
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Problem is, he told me since the vehicle is AWD, I need to replace all 4 tires.
This is horse poo.
I hate hearing that one flat tire replacement, requires all 4 wheels to be replaced.
Worst case scenario is to only replace two tires on the same axel.
But it really depends on your tire wear.

So, I'll digress and say that if your tire tread is low all around... then maybe 4 new tires is OK.

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on Tirerack as others have mentioned.
They have 18" runflats for under $200 per tire.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:42 AM
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So the question is: which axle should lead to slow front gearbox bearing wear that occurs.

And which position wears tire more than others.

I think I's just put my new tire there.

It's unbelievable the myths that BMW can get started.

Glad I only have the s28i, but I still have staggered so the fronts will the thrown with about 4 or 5/32nds.

And they are the size you need, 225/45r18 Pirelli runflats (summer).

Find som eone in that situation and buy a couple.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:14 PM
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Your lease end return contact requires specific conditions (about tires) be met when you return THEIR car. Factor that in when you shop for replacement tires.

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