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View Poll Results: vote runflat or NON-runflat, and what you do in case of a flat?
RUNFLATS, BMW knows best, and i don't want to get stuck with a flat 17 34.00%
NON-runflats, carry fix-a-flat in my car in case of a flat 24 48.00%
NON-runflats, call BMW roadside assistance in case of a flat 5 10.00%
NON-runflats, call wifey/gf/bf/hubby in case of a flat 2 4.00%
NON-runflats, i don't have a plan...what is a flat tire and how do you get one? 2 4.00%
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      03-31-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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runflats vs. NON-runflats

if i didn't list your reasoning please respond with your ideas/thoughts...or any other comments!
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      03-31-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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Did you do a search for this topic? Much has been posted...over and over.

I have a M-kit in my truck, so I would vote for 2 and 3.

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Did you do a search for this topic? Much has been posted...over and over.

I have a M-kit in my truck, so I would vote for 2 and 3.

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i have seen some feedback about runflats, but no polls like the one i put together. i was interested in polling the current members. i find it humerous when thousand plus posters say go search. just because you troll this forum way more then the avg. poster doesn't mean i will be able to find the information i am interested in with the HORRIBLE search tool within this forum. i mean i can understand if i said "What are run-flat tires?", but give me a break?
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i have seen some feedback about runflats, but no polls like the one i put together. i was interested in polling the current members. i find it humerous when thousand plus posters say go search. just because you troll this forum way more then the avg. poster doesn't mean i will be able to find the information i am interested in with the HORRIBLE search tool within this forum. i mean i can understand if i said "What are run-flat tires?", but give me a break?
Hey your right, this thread/poll you put together is unique, especially with the helpful choice like "what's a flat tire, how do I get one", I know alot of people are gonna select that one!

Listen, after your through polling current members, you still might want to try the search feature to see what other members have said on this subject previously. Who knows, you may find something helpful that maybe a current member didn't discuss?

Naw, that makes no sense, lets just talk shit about a "Troller" who you think is busting your balls just because I was suggesting you try and search.

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Hey your right, this thread/poll you put together is unique, especially with the helpful choice like "what's a flat tire, how do I get one", I know alot of people are gonna select that one!

Listen, after your through polling current members, you still might want to try the search feature to see what other members have said on this subject previously. Who knows, you may find something helpful that maybe a current member didn't discuss?

Naw, that makes no sense, lets just talk shit about a "Troller" who you think is busting your balls just because I was suggesting you try and search.

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I still don't undestand why people so 'go search'? i mean just respond to the poll or ignore it?? if i was a newbie (less then 50 posts) then by all means maybe your recommendation would apply, but since i am not i understand completely that there is a wealth of info and the horrible search tool can sometimes lead to answers. with that said, i was curious on how the current members in the tire section would respond.

thanks for your .02
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I still don't undestand why people so 'go search'? i mean just respond to the poll or ignore it?? if i was a newbie (less then 50 posts) then by all means maybe your recommendation would apply, but since i am not i understand completely that there is a wealth of info and the horrible search tool can sometimes lead to answers. with that said, i was curious on how the current members in the tire section would respond.

thanks for your .02
dude just y ou need me to help you find it?
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Sometimes the search sux. You can look for something and get 1000 threads back on a list. Its hopeless then. I think its also showing what people have in their signature.
I was looking the other day for "spacers" - 17 pages. And then for "black chrome" also 17 pages. And none of them realy about the things i was looking for. I can get realy angry course i HAVE SEEN it for weeks or month ago.
Search sometimes sux.
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if all people did was search, there wouldn't be any new threads anymore...all the vehicle's questions should have been answered from the past two years.

it would make for a boring forum, which would just turn into a information site. i don't mind new topics that also have search results... as long as it isn't 335 vs. M3, or the new topic is the same question as the topic under it.

coming back down to reality - did you try and ?

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I carry an Airman tire repair kit with me: http://www.activeproducts.com/airman_index.php

This package is only CAD$50 but I can't find replacement sealant bottles, doesn't matter much though as it's still so much cheaper than the M Mobility Kit.

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Sometimes the search sux. You can look for something and get 1000 threads back on a list. Its hopeless then. I think its also showing what people have in their signature.
I was looking the other day for "spacers" - 17 pages. And then for "black chrome" also 17 pages. And none of them realy about the things i was looking for. I can get realy angry course i HAVE SEEN it for weeks or month ago.
Search sometimes sux.
I just wish the search results page would narrow a thread down to a particular page as opposed to pointing to the thing in general.
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I don't mind voting!

I say drop the run flats as I did. See my post.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132580
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What about non-run-flats and a 17" donut spare from the e46 series and a 10mm spacer, and of course the BMW jack kit.
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What about non-run-flats and a 17" donut spare from the e46 series and a 10mm spacer, and of course the BMW jack kit.
is a solution i tought about but then there is always a tire in the trunk and reduce the load capacity. i take the m-kit
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