Originally Posted by Mauricio
Another note about the Bridgestone Run-Flats...
After contacting Tire Rack wholesale and various other wholesalers, the manager told me that he could probably get an Emergency Release. He explained that there is a small supply of tires that manufacturers keep in case there is some sort of emergency need.
Apparently that supply has already been exhausted. There are absolutely no tires available until a new production run is made. The only tires available are at whatever shops and service centers still have left. I'm sure they can be found, but no one down here has them.
I see that on the website for Michelin.ca (Canadian site) that they have listed Pilot Sport PS2 zero-pressure tires in the right sizes for 330i sport. If you are unable to get the crappy Bridgestones in the USA, consider Michelins via Canada as an alternative or abandon the RFTs. These Michelins have a treadwear rating of 220 v's 140 for the Bridgestones.