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      04-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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First of all. I'm running on Toyo R888.
So i got a low pressure for my tire last week Wednesday on my rear right side. I went to les schwab to have them pump it up right away. It was only 2 psi down from normal. I also asked the guy there that is there a nail in it or not and he said no. Then last night! I look at the tire when I was waxing my wheels and I was like wtf! This is not normal. Tire got flatted twice in 1 week (I don't have tpms). Went back to les schwab again today morning and found a nail in it but they couldn't patch it up due to the camber wear out on my tire or something like that. So I went to another 3 local shops and they won't do it too. I made my last stop at discount tires and they agreed to patch it up for me. Once they took the tire off the wheel. They were like "we can't do anything with it for u. Your tire is too damaged that its not repairable". There was a shit ton of rubber dusts or whatever they called it inside of the tire as well. It look pretty bad.
So my options is
1. Buy a whole set of Michelin super pilot (they have it in stock but I would have to change all 4)
2. Wait 7-8 days for my Toyo r888 to arrive.
So I went with second option coz I have no money!!
End up putting some loaner tire on the car abd towed the car home. Not gonna have my baby to drive for a week. That fuckin upset me

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      04-17-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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The saga of RUNFLATS.
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      04-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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The saga of RUNFLATS.
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      04-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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The saga of buying a BMW and having no disposable income...
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      04-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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What??! Can I say, first world problems? This happened to me today. I had the $390 tire protection plan for 5 years, and nothing happened. Now, at month 76 (yikes I've had the car that long??), screw in the rear left. I'm plugging it myself on Sat. It was not driven flat so it will do, until I get my Pilot Super Sports. Now I'm not so sure about the Ultraleggeras anymore, baby on the way.
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The saga of buying a BMW and having no disposable income...
The thing is I just quit my job like last 2-3 months ago coz I'm back in school again.
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      04-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #7
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      04-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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The saga of buying a BMW and having no disposable income...
Not really. If it was a honda, Ford, shitsubishi or whatever you'd still be doing some spending on tires. Nothing special about tires..
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The saga of buying a BMW and having no disposable income...
Not really. If it was a honda, Ford, shitsubishi or whatever you'd still be doing some spending on tires. Nothing special about tires..
It's just too early to change em'
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      04-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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Also do u guys think that changing just one tire will f up my differential since I got an xi model? I'm a noob pls help me out. Pretty stress
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My point is: if you buy a car that puts you in such a dire situation that tires put the ride one the sideline, then you should reconsider ownership or possibly getting a (or another) job so this situation doesn't occur again. I would expect a BMW owner to be able to afford tires. I respect that you're going back to school but I think you should first make sure that your financial situation is buttoned up.
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My point is: if you buy a car that puts you in such a dire situation that tires put the ride one the sideline, then you should reconsider ownership or possibly getting a (or another) job so this situation doesn't occur again. I would expect a BMW owner to be able to afford tires. I respect that you're going back to school but I think you should first make sure that your financial situation is buttoned up.
I agree with u but my situation is kinda different from u guys. I'm an international student so it's pretty hard for me to find a place that will hire me and pay undertable. I did try to applied for a job at couple places but they wont hire me. My parents will help me pay for it if I really needs to but I feel bad every time I ask them for money. Hope u'll understand me
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I only have 15,000 miles on my car and I have had to replace the front 2 last year and I am going tomorrow to change the rear 2.

At least Micheline is covering 40% of the rear tires...they covered 50% on the fronts.

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I only have 15,000 miles on my car and I have had to replace the front 2 last year and I am going tomorrow to change the rear 2.

At least Micheline is covering 40% of the rear tires...they covered 50% on the fronts.

That's nice! Lucky u!!
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Rule #1 when you own "The Ultimate Driving Machine". Always have $$$ in "The Automatic Teller Machine".
Not true.. If you own a 328i and do half the work yourself its pretty cheap.. I also don't run runflats and either do Kumos or Falkien.. They are about 100 dollars a tire.
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Ouch! I'm going to get a spare - not sure where to put it since I've got an e93...

Sorry to see/hear this.

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I only have 15,000 miles on my car and I have had to replace the front 2 last year and I am going tomorrow to change the rear 2.

At least Micheline is covering 40% of the rear tires...they covered 50% on the fronts.

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M3 fenders on a 335... really?
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Ummm... Yes. Any problem with it?
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man these RFT sucks.. i had mine repaired twice and it was still leaking so i ended up just buying a new tire..
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man these RFT sucks.. i had mine repaired twice and it was still leaking so i ended up just buying a new tire..
Srry to hear that. It just annoyed me that it will take 7-8 days to get the tire back on the car for me
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Could be worse.
Had to buy 2 new Michelin Super Sport tires today because I had 3 nails (2 of them in the sidewall, so no repair possible).
$642 without mounting and balancing....great.
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Could be worse.
Had to buy 2 new Michelin Super Sport tires today because I had 3 nails (2 of them in the sidewall, so no repair possible).
$642 without mounting and balancing....great.
Yea that sucks. Urs is $642 for 2 of them but mine is $455 just for one lol fml
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