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Old 06-29-2006, 12:07 PM
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Forget RunFlats. Just slap on these babies and you're good to go.
Those are pretty nice, what style is it? And what type/size of tire?
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Forget RunFlats. Just slap on these babies and you're good to go.
Those are nice wheels. Of course they look better because that car is lowered. I catch myself looking at wheels and thinking about which ones I would put on the E90 but I am trying really hard not to bite. I really like the stock 18" wheels that come with the Sport Package. They look bigger than 18" because of the design. They are simple, sport, clean looking, and easy to clean. Then again, a nice set of forged DPE's would be just lovely.

The RFT are so far so good. I think most owners curse them when it comes time to replace them. They're expensive. There is also a debate about whether a RFT can be plugged or patched. The manufacturers say don't do it but some people say it's okay as long as the puncture is not too close to the shoulder, etc, as with regular tires. I haven't read the article about RFT's in this month's "Roundel" but I need to. Out of paranoia I have put a portable air compressor in the trunk even though you can drive 150 miles at 50 mph on a RFT. I figure that it would be better to put air back in it if possible before driving on it because another thing I read was that once you've driven on a flat RFT you have to replace it.

Incidentally, the absence of a spare didn't free up that much trunk space. There is just a little storage box under the trunk floor.
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Yes, I mentioned this issue in the 3-series a couple weeks back. Here. Living in the very sunny US Gulf Coast area, I wear sunglasses a lot. And, I like them polarized. This visibility thing would be a real significant one for me.
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They are Style 189. (18 x 8.0 Front & 18 x 8.5 Rear). They fit RFTs. 225/40/18 Front, 255/35/18 Rear.

Kev, you should seriouly consider getting these. They are OEM, Clean and "looks" easy to clean.

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Good write-up. I'm in love with the E90. Only if I can afford one...
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The puddle lights are a lot brighter than those in the X5. I like 'em!

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And there are 4 of them correct?
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And there are 4 of them correct?
I haven't counted how many are under each handle but yes, all four have them.

They are quite bright and cast a very cool curtain of white light.
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Yes, I mentioned this issue in the 3-series a couple weeks back. Here. Living in the very sunny US Gulf Coast area, I wear sunglasses a lot. And, I like them polarized. This visibility thing would be a real significant one for me.
My family owns and operates optometry. According to optometrists, pilots are prohibited to wear polarized sunglasses by the law.
Yes, The LED(light-emitting diode not LCD) display and Polarized sunglasses could be a deadly combination.
I only wear high-polarized sunglasses, thanks god no prescriptions on it yet, I kind of enjoy the mysterious flickers when I stare at LCD Displays on the BMWs.
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The CEO did a lot of research on runflats and decided that they were not ready for primetime. Avaliability and price and no spare? OH NO she said. No 330 for me. Give me the 530i
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Yup! Those darn tires are expensive. While visiting my buddy with an E90 325i, unfortunately, the dreaded "low tire pressure warning" went off. Sure enough, the left rear tire only had 10 PSI. Apparently, he ran over a nail. Pumped some air in it, but it wouldn't hold. Most tire stores didn't want to patch/plug it....his local dealer, Global BMW, had his RFT in stock. He has the sports package with 17" wheels....still 255 mm wide. Anyhow, after buying a new tire and labor + tax, it was fixed and yes, about $400!



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Those are nice wheels. Of course they look better because that car is lowered. I catch myself looking at wheels and thinking about which ones I would put on the E90 but I am trying really hard not to bite. I really like the stock 18" wheels that come with the Sport Package. They look bigger than 18" because of the design. They are simple, sport, clean looking, and easy to clean. Then again, a nice set of forged DPE's would be just lovely.

The RFT are so far so good. I think most owners curse them when it comes time to replace them. They're expensive. There is also a debate about whether a RFT can be plugged or patched. The manufacturers say don't do it but some people say it's okay as long as the puncture is not too close to the shoulder, etc, as with regular tires. I haven't read the article about RFT's in this month's "Roundel" but I need to. Out of paranoia I have put a portable air compressor in the trunk even though you can drive 150 miles at 50 mph on a RFT. I figure that it would be better to put air back in it if possible before driving on it because another thing I read was that once you've driven on a flat RFT you have to replace it.

Incidentally, the absence of a spare didn't free up that much trunk space. There is just a little storage box under the trunk floor.
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