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We picked up a screw in the Pirelli run-flat tire of our 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo.
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Ugh...I'm dealing with a slow leak that I took to my (normally reliable) local tire shop, and they made it into a marginally-slower-leak. But at least my OEM tire is a cheapo non-runflat that I can replace for maybe $120 if I really need to. Oh, and I can put on a spare if I get into real trouble.
If BMW insists on run-flat tires on all their vehicles, they really should help with the supply. Sorta' like the way Tesla insists on electricity and subsequently grows a supercharger network.
Same story here. Slow leak, couldn't find a replacement anywhere. Had to drive 300 miles over the weekend so took it to the dealer and they gave me a loaner for 3 days. All for a flat tire! But no complaints about the service. NOTE - there's a 1-year road hazard policy on the tires, so replacement was free!
$400 bucks installed is not a bad price. My F30 335I tire is $600 each.
i would ditch run flats in a heartbeat probably as soon as i drove it off the lot but i probably would not buy a vehicle without a full size spare or at least a doughnut sorry bmw but trying to increase fuel efficiency or space by ditching a spare is just about the dumbest idea i have ever heard.
Tire Rack has these in stock, in their Nevada warehouse, and would have had it to you in 3 days for ~$265.00
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