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      12-28-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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Drives: 2009 335xI Couple
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Md.

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MY 2009 335i Xdrive came with RFT's and I have 44K miles on my car and I've had to replace the run flats twice because of hitting a pot hole which caused a bulge on the side wall which caused the tire to vibrate terribly. Since the BMW is all wheel drive I had to replace all 4 tires on each occasion !

Well Merry Christmas to me, another bulge in my right front tire that is causing massive vibrations ! I am not replacing the tires with RFT's again, but this time I am going with NON Run Flats ! I ordered Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires.

I'll buy a jack, portable air compressor, and a can of fix it flat and keep them in the trunk !

I've been told by BMW and my local tire shop that you cannot properly repair a RFT and that it requires replacement. I was suspect of my local tire shop, so I conferred with my local trusted BMW dealer and they confirmed that you cannot properly or safely repair a RFT.