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      05-31-2006, 03:38 PM   #35
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Drives: 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
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2006 330i  [4.50]
Originally Posted by marie-louise
I am concerned enough about the problems w/ these run flat tires to consider cancelling my order. I live in the Bay Area-between the potholes & all the road construction, I hit something that would blow out this tire on a daily basis. And I need my car to get to work.
No kidding. As someone who is in the market for a 330i, I wonder, is it really as bad as it sounds here on the forums? I have seen more than one thread where someone complains about blowing out multiple tires just from hitting potholes. It gets me concerned, too.

I live in DC, where we have horrible roads, and at least once a week I absolutely NAIL a pothole or break in the asphalt. I once bent a (non-RFT, non-low profile) rim on a Jetta about 7 years ago that was fixable. Knock on wood, my Civic has been handling it just fine for six years now on its little 15" tires. Will the 18" ZSP tires on a 330i be that much more fragile? Are other forum members having no problems? The 330i would be my commuter car.