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Old 04-25-2014, 11:09 PM
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Replaced my Run flats for regular

Replaced my Run flats for regular tires, because I was told it rides better, I tried fitting a spare in the back it does not fit, do I need to put a doughnut there or can I find a smaller tire. Any suggestion
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Buy the BMW space saver spare. Won't help you when you get a flat and have to carry the flat tire though.
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Replaced my Run flats for regular tires, because I was told it rides better,
Really? Just any old 'regular' tire will always "ride better" than all the runflat models?

In your opinion IS THIS TRUE? (What tire did you get, what did you have originally?)

Anyway, the ONLY spare tire for the X5 is a compact 'donut' sized tire. You can buy it here:

https://www.getbmwparts.com/partloca...catalogid=4462
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:15 PM
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I did the same also. Got Hankook Ventas AS 255-55-18. This is my 5th set 3 on '06 (non runflat) and 2 on the '10 (formerly runflat). They are ok for the money. Got the spacesaver wheel and tire seperately. Don't forget the jack.
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the dunlop sport maxx gt dsst are pretty good RFT... i had them on my 48i m-sport and i preferred them over the bridgestone RFT.
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Buy the BMW space saver spare. Won't help you when you get a flat and have to carry the flat tire though.
Where Can I get this? and How much do they run for?

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:37 PM
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Really? Just any old 'regular' tire will always "ride better" than all the runflat models?

In your opinion IS THIS TRUE? (What tire did you get, what did you have originally?) Is the Same to me, I bought Continentals

Anyway, the ONLY spare tire for the X5 is a compact 'donut' sized tire. You can buy it here:. I should had invested the extra 50 bucks per tire and did the RFT

https://www.getbmwparts.com/partloca...catalogid=4462
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I have a set of these tires and I really like them. The sides are a little soft and you have to keep the air pressure a bit on the high side to get a nice ride but they track really straight, they don't follow the crown on the road and they are nearly half the price of Michelins. I am impressed.
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Where Can I get this? and How much do they run for?

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i sold a spare spare (i had two) and i got $450 for it. so i imagine that is the going rate on the forums. i believe from the dealer it is a $600 purchase (iirc).
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