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Old 03-18-2018, 08:46 PM
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Run flat tires

It appears there is a lot of dislike for run flat tires. This is my first experience and I have to say I am enjoying them.

Ride, the ride is crisp. I already have the M Sport package so my suspension is already stiff. I like the feel of the sporty ride for an otherwise heavy vehicle. Some believe the handling is inferior to conventional tires but run flats are now standard on many sport vehicles.

Safety, if I do get a flat I am able to drive to a safer location to deal with it. Especially is my wife is driving somewhere she can continue on to a garage or home to get the flat dealt with rather than being on the side of the road changing a tire. I carry a tire patch kit and small compressor as 99% of my flats have been from a single puncture.

Added storage and weight savings. I love the extra storage space where a spare tire would go. And as manufacturers go to great measure to save weight there is about 70 pounds of tire, rim, and jack not needed.

Durability, I recently had to jump a center divide to avoid an accident. The stiff sidewall of the run flats amazed me that they bounced over the curb without any damage to the tire or rim. I am sure a standard sidewall would not have survived this abuse.
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:16 AM
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You DO realize that "run flat" is a FEATURE that comes on many very different tire models... it is not a BRAND.

Nobody anywhere talks about buying tires and leaves out the model and brand entirely....yet conversations around runflats do.

So what tires WITH THE RUNFLAT FEATURE do you currently have?


I like my Michelin Latitude ZPs
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:23 AM
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Bridgestone run flats.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:20 AM
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You DO realize that "run flat" is a FEATURE that comes on many very different tire models... it is not a BRAND.

Nobody anywhere talks about buying tires and leaves out the model and brand entirely....yet conversations around runflats do.

So what tires WITH THE RUNFLAT FEATURE do you currently have?


I like my Michelin Latitude ZPs
You DO realize I'm talking about a CONCEPT? The BRAND is irrelevant in this conversation. That said, I like my Bridgestones.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:39 AM
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You DO realize I'm talking about a CONCEPT? The BRAND is irrelevant in this conversation. That said, I like my Bridgestones.
Good. Go buy some more Bridgestones and stop trolling for a 'converstation' about Runflats.
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And this kind of reaction is why this forum is kinda crap. I have never seen a forum dedicated to a car type with such angry members, with no interest in discussing anything.

Honestly, what would it hurt to not reply? Seriously. No, you had to be important to yourself and shout like you own the place.

If you don't like the topic, move on. Out of the 4 months I have owned one of these vehicles, I have seen and contributed to 2 posts on here. Both had interest to me, and nothing got resolved in them.

You wanna know why this forum is worthless? People like you ard.
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OP, I too am intrigued about run flats. Never had them. I have always driven sportier stuff, recently sold my M3 to get my X5 as I needed a bigger more comfortable vehicle, and I got the Michelin Latitude ZPs when I got it.

I like the idea of a run flat. No need to make the wife get out and jack up this hippo to change a tire. My big concern is wear on the Michelin Latitude ZPs. They seem to go quick. Already thinking of replacing them with Continentals.

I do plan on rolling 2 sets of wheels. One spring/summer/early fall with run flats, and one dedicated set of winter snow tires. I had to run snows on my M3 from October to April every year, daily driven. I think the X5 would benefit greatly.

Don't let trolls like are rain on your parade. Some of us enjoy discussing tangible knowledge about these cars, and learning tricks and tips, options to code and the like. Some of us *cough* ard *cough* like to be dicks. Don't be a dick.
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And this kind of reaction is why this forum is kinda crap. I have never seen a forum dedicated to a car type with such angry members, with no interest in discussing anything.

Honestly, what would it hurt to not reply? Seriously. No, you had to be important to yourself and shout like you own the place.

If you don't like the topic, move on. Out of the 4 months I have owned one of these vehicles, I have seen and contributed to 2 posts on here. Both had interest to me, and nothing got resolved in them.

You wanna know why this forum is worthless? People like you ard.
I hear ya bro!!! And I agree with you 110%

Some people think they own this place. They need to grow up.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:12 PM
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I can be a prick, but I "110%" stand by my comments in this thread.

Speaking about 'run flats' like they are a model of tire is ignorant. Defending this nonsense is also ignorant.

You guys want a touchy feely community with noting but brotalk and happy faces, go to facebook.


7 posts, 34 posts and you think you can speak for this 'community'....hang around, contribute, earn respect. THEN speak for the community.

On topic, I will add:

Speaking about 'tire wear' on the basis of 'I have hgad XYZ on my car and dont like the wear" is retarded. Unless you know your alignment NUMBERS you cannot evaluate tire wear. A car with 0.08 toe in on all wheels versus a car at 0.01 toe in will have twice the tire life. BOTH are 'in BMW specs'

So, back to the regularly scheduled newbie circle jerk you guys were clearly enjoying.
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Newbie? Kid you are in for a shock. Actually, I can't say you are a kid. The majority of this forum appears to be middle aged men who can't turn a wrench, asking for help because they have no idea how to maintain their cars. You included "T"ard.

I have 34 posts here, because I am new to the X5. I have created one of the most well respected SMG videos on youtube, have 10s of thousands of posts across many other BMW forums, and was the first in the world to put a double din unit in an E46 as well as the first to use an L3 thermal system in an E46.

What have you done? Bought some tires from TireRack and "roasted" others because they didn't get what you got? Like in all honesty, there is no reason to come in here and act like a know it all cock, while trashing this persons ability to discuss whatever he wants. You need to put the keyboard down and get some sunshine. Pegged you exactly as I saw you. Wow, 4706 posts on a forum with literally no real information or innovation. Fucking score dude!

As for your on topic contribution, I believe I have every right to discuss how they are wearing. I might pull numbers on my lift later, or not. But the facts remain the same, the tires wear like sheets in your moms house, quickly.

Now go find someone who will take your undeserved bullshit and put up with it because you have more posts than them. Trying to win the battle of who could care less, and you can't even do that right.

Post count, what are you, 12?
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