Most people with wheels that size are noticing issues with harsh conditions. There just isn't enough rubber between the rim and the road.Hey Guys,
I've had multiple tires blow out on my B7 and was wondering if anyone has experienced the same issues?
Is your 7 gone now Adam? I see the M6 on your sig.From what I've seen on the 7 forums over the last few years, the 21" tires and wheels on the B7 are very prone to damage. Some of the owners up in the northeast have replaced half a dozen tires/wheels each year. Wheel/tire insurance is a must, even in CA. Santa Monica BMW told me they have a huge pile of damaged B7 wheels from all the replacements they do. I wouldn't consider putting 19s on a B7. I've had no problems with 20's in LA
Yeah, the 7 was having some problems. Just picked up the M6 last week. Will put some pics up once it gets a solid detail. Fun car to drive, but I definitely miss the smooth and quiet ride of the 7 sometimes. Didn't want to get into a another 36 month lease on a 750 right before the new body style came out though, so I figured I'd try something new.
It's probably due to buying the wrong tire load rating as well as too much tire pressure.I had 13 blow outs in 2 years on my 2008 B7
I had 11 blowouts in 3 years on my 2011 B7
I had 7 blowouts on my 2013 B7, ands I am a careful driver, I now have a 2016 750i with 20 inch and have not had one harsh pothole experience yet
The key difference is the suspension not so much the tires, many other cars have 21 inch tires and do not have as many issues
The suspension on the F01/F02 is terrible compared to the new build
I will likely order another Alpina next year and I will probably go with the 20inch Alpina wheel option just to be safe
As others have said, once I got my second Alpina in 2011 and not wanting to be stuck roadside anymore I bought a full mounted spare tire and a jack kit from BMW, added a duffle bag with spare Lug nuts, a large star style lug wrench a blanket for the ground, a pair or work gloves and a large lantern flashlight - and I was all set
I would get a blow out, be in dress clothes and I could change a tire and be on my way in 15 minutes with out getting dirty
If your interested, send me a message - I have the entire spare and jack sitting in my warehouse. The wheel does not fit on my 2016