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Old 03-23-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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run flats



so my 435i has almost 30K on it and was wondering if most replace with run
flats or a standard tire,michelin pilot for ex.
thoughts would be appreciated

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Old 03-23-2016, 08:30 PM   #2
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I personally hate the ride of runflats. I have replaced runflats with non and just carry a compressor/slime kit now. IMO the improvement in driving experience and cost savings is worth the risk of getting a flat.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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I've always replaced runflats with non-runflats and been much happier with the ride and lower cost of tires
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:05 PM   #4
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Another vote for non-runflats. You'll be much happier without them.

If you're really concerned about not having a spare you can always get a CAA membership for tows.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:14 PM   #5
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People also get a mini spare to throw in the trunk, like the good ol'days.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:59 PM   #6
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Still have the runflats on my car, but it would be nice to test drive one without them. Toronto has very bad roads for runflats.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:51 PM   #7
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I have also replaced my runflats with non-runflats. The difference in both ride quality and handling was very noticeable. Combine that with the cheaper price and it's a no brainer.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:50 PM   #8
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michelin

so i ordered a set of pilot sport A/S 3,due to the mileage rating
not going to track the car ,so want something to last
put them on next week will give a report then

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Old 04-04-2016, 12:34 PM   #9
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so i ordered a set of pilot sport A/S 3,due to the mileage rating
not going to track the car ,so want something to last
put them on next week will give a report then

mike


http://www.michelin.ca/tire-selector...3/tire-details
They are very good tires, you won't be disappointed.
The only downside is how expensive they are.

I buy new tires, from Kijiji usually, at around half of what the big guys charge. Running Continental ContiProContacts at the moment, and am very happy.

Keep in mind the Michelin mileage warranty is only HALF if you run staggered wheels.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:16 PM   #10
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I've got a run flat on one front and a non run flat on the other on the M5. Can't say I can tell a difference....
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Dealer told me I didn't have to replace with dealership but if they weren't runflats my warranty would not cover roadside assistance if I change to non runflats
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:43 PM   #12
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If you have run flats, why would you need road side assistance?
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