Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Why do you need to replace multiple RFT's if only one is flat?



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-29-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
GreenThree
Colonel
GreenThree's Avatar
51
Rep
2,070
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Why do you need to replace multiple RFT's if only one is flat?

Have read up some on RFT's. If only one RFT is flat, why do you need to replace a pair? Some have said that they need to replace a pair, or the whole set? WTF? I have xi. Why wouldnt I only be able to replace one?
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
FastLane
Live life in this lane....
FastLane's Avatar
7
Rep
327
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335xi
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chi-Town, USA

iTrader: (0)

I had a flat on my RF. Thats the only one I replaced.

Car drives fine.
__________________
'08 E92 335xi: the girlfriend
'04 Yamaha R6: the mistress
'99 Mustang Cobra: the wife
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #3
Icedog_16
No Member
Icedog_16's Avatar
4
Rep
428
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 335is
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (1)

I've never heard of such a thing, but I haven't really looked into it, either. If changing brands, I'd change all four. If there is a significant difference in tread depth between the two, I'd probably replace the axle-set.
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
Revlis
Now With 33% MORE Sarcasm Free!
Revlis's Avatar
United_States
60
Rep
3,446
Posts

 
Drives: 335is
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle Area, WA

iTrader: (0)

I think this really only applies if you've got a lot of miles on your tires. The difference in rotational diameter might be an issue with the Xi???

I dunno, but if you've got high miles on your tires, and you only replace one it could lead to some handling oddities or worse.
__________________

'13 TiAg over Coral, 335is | DCT | Prem | L7 | Nav/Idrive | CA | 19" "-------"

A BMW is Just a Car, it doesn't make you smart, handsome, cool, or wealthy. Get over it.
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #5
GreenThree
Colonel
GreenThree's Avatar
51
Rep
2,070
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revlis View Post
I think this really only applies if you've got a lot of miles on your tires. The difference in rotational diameter might be an issue with the Xi???

I dunno, but if you've got high miles on your tires, and you only replace one it could lead to some handling oddities or worse.
Ok that makes sense. Yea, I only have 1500 miles on the car, but just trying to project future costs. If someone said that you cannot replace only one RFT, and had to replace two or the entire set - that would make a pretty strong case for getting those RFT the F off the car in a hurry!
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #6
rje
RJE 335xi E90 Monaco Blue/Lemon, MB C350 White/Blk
rje's Avatar
Philippines
4
Rep
146
Posts

 
Drives: 07-335xi E90, 07 MDX,11 C350-4
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Calgary, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revlis View Post
I think this really only applies if you've got a lot of miles on your tires. The difference in rotational diameter might be an issue with the Xi???

I dunno, but if you've got high miles on your tires, and you only replace one it could lead to some handling oddities or worse.
+1 on this. If the tread of the tire you are going to pair it with the replacement is too big a difference, then it is smarter to change both of them. Otherwise, change only one of them.
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #7
GreenThree
Colonel
GreenThree's Avatar
51
Rep
2,070
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

BTW I have Continental RFT's: so far, so good.

$145 instead of the other more high priced RFT's ($300-400!!!)
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 12:06 PM   #8
tintivilus
Lieutenant Colonel
tintivilus's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,826
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lake County, IL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
2003 325i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to tintivilus
I don't think it has anything to do with RFT's: I've always been told that about tires, period. Always replace tires in pairs unless the other is close to new so you don't have unbalanced grip/weight/handling.

Is this really unusual advice? It always struck me as sensible.
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #9
GreenThree
Colonel
GreenThree's Avatar
51
Rep
2,070
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tintivilus View Post
I don't think it has anything to do with RFT's: I've always been told that about tires, period. Always replace tires in pairs unless the other is close to new so you don't have unbalanced grip/weight/handling.

Is this really unusual advice? It always struck me as sensible.
Not unusual. I am just new to RFT's. Thanks for the reply!
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #10
Revlis
Now With 33% MORE Sarcasm Free!
Revlis's Avatar
United_States
60
Rep
3,446
Posts

 
Drives: 335is
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle Area, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tintivilus View Post
I don't think it has anything to do with RFT's: I've always been told that about tires, period. Always replace tires in pairs unless the other is close to new so you don't have unbalanced grip/weight/handling.

Is this really unusual advice? It always struck me as sensible.
I don't think it's unusual, I do think that folks are a little more twitchy when it comes to RFTs though cause 1. They are relatively new to many, and 2. They are pretty damned pricey.


GreenThree, I pulled the OEM wheels and tires off at about 1200 miles. I replaced them with the wheels in my signature then again with the new ones in my garage waiting to be installed. Part of my reasoning was that I didn't like the extra firm RFT sidewall and I didn't want to be replacing RFTs or wheels when I gave the thing back and got a new one.

So I just purchased a complete wheel and tire set and that way I don't have to worry about rashing oem wheels or replacing OEM RFTs.
__________________

'13 TiAg over Coral, 335is | DCT | Prem | L7 | Nav/Idrive | CA | 19" "-------"

A BMW is Just a Car, it doesn't make you smart, handsome, cool, or wealthy. Get over it.
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #11
GreenThree
Colonel
GreenThree's Avatar
51
Rep
2,070
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 e90
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the info guys
__________________

2013 328i Xdrive | AT | Glacier Silver | Black Leatherette | Htd Seats | Moonroof
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST