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Old 03-26-2018, 01:53 PM
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Tire Replacement: Current OEM are RFT

I am looking to change my tires soon. I am considering ditching RFT, mainly to save $$. I have the Sdrive35is ( 2014) with 18" . Getting OEM or equivalent with RFT will cost me around 1200 ( all season)-1500$ (max performance) installed while regular/conventional good Max Summer performance will cost me from $600 - 900 ( for michelins, pirelli). I am in Houston region. Please advise on what to do. If issue is only what I will do if i have a flat; I have road side assistance and have the mobility kit I can use
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:54 AM
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Are the tires you are considering run flat tires ? I drive a Z4 35is . I drive my car to and from work everyday. I see people everyday sitting on the side of the interstate with flat tires and that is when I thank the Lord I have my run flat tires ! Good luck with your choice.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:22 AM
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If you are REALLY not concerned about the inconvenience of a flat, then there's no question IMHO that you ditch the run-flats. The performance, ride and sound levels are far superior with non-RTFs. RTFs have gotten a lot better, but there's still a significant difference. You live in Houston, so you don't have to worry about winter temperatures, so you can get the highest performance non-RTFs there are...I live in Portland OR, so I had to get All-Seasons.

My wife's X3 has RTFs and I would NEVER put anything else on her car. But my daily driver is a different situation for me. I have Goo + Pump AND the push in string hole sealer in the trunk; if it's beyond those things, then there's Roadside Assistance.

There are a couple of long threads in this forum about the pros and cons of RTF vs non-RTF. You should do a search and read them; there's LOTS of good info from Z4 users who have one or the other.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:47 AM
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Thanks, I'll do some more research but leaning towards regular max summer tires. Driven mostly in the city . So if I do get flat , will be inconvenient but that is the trade off
looking into Hankook Ventus V12 evo2


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Old 03-30-2018, 08:16 AM
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I have almost zeroed in on Pirelli P zero GT max summer tires
Costing me 785 installed (with protection) or 700 without protection plus will get $70 rebate

2nd choice are the hankooks v12 which will cost about $100 cheaper total


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