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      12-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #23
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donut spare doesn't take that much room, invert it so the wheel well is up and put your spare oil, compressor, gloves, etc. in the wheel well. Factory jack and tire tools fit in the molded compartments under the trunk liner that were designed for them (but of course BMW no longer includes the tools). Hold the tire and stuff in the wheel well down with a couple of bungees crossed to the tie-down loops from the holes in the donut rim. I can still fit a standard sized carry-on suitcase on top of the tire, and there is plenty of space left in the trunk on the sides and behind the tire as well. On our last road trip, we got 4 suitcases in the trunk and still had room, including the spare tire.
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      12-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #24
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I'm running Falken 722's in 235/35-19 and 275/30-19 with no fitment issues.
They are all dry/wet and they work great.
Been through some deep puddles on the freeway in the last two days with no issues.

I got mine at A******* T*** and got road hazard. Tires are good for at least 30K.
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      12-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #25
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Spare tire kit! -
Where you get that kit at?
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      12-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #26
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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 !
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      12-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #27
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Well I got the new tires installed today. I ended up getting the michelin pilot super sports and wow what a difference. When I was driving out of the parking lot I felt a huge difference when going over speed bumps. I still haven't gotten to the highway but so far I am very satisfied.
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      12-29-2012, 07:11 AM   #28
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Congrats Fast Eddie, I'm right behind you ! My Continental Extreme Contact DWS's are due in on 2 January and I'm looking forward to a whole new ride in my car. It's hard to believe I survived 3 years and 44K miles on run flats !
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Congrats Fast Eddie, I'm right behind you ! My Continental Extreme Contact DWS's are due in on 2 January and I'm looking forward to a whole new ride in my car. It's hard to believe I survived 3 years and 44K miles on run flats !
Thanks man I gotta say that these tires are great!!!!! The car feels so different it's crazy. I don't understand why these cars even come with those crappy run flats.
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When moving from run flats to normal, is there anything special about the tire pressure monitoring to be considered?

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When moving from run flats to normal, is there anything special about the tire pressure monitoring to be considered?

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Nope. My tpms are working just fine
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