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      04-30-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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I BLEW 2 Potenzas Today !!!!

This morning, I was driving back from JFK airport on Rockaway Blvd. (Which is in terrible condition and always has been)
I was surrounded by huge trucks and was essentially boxed in. I notice that the MORON next to me (on a cell phone of course which is ILLEGAL in NY) is drifting into my lane. I blow my horn, she snaps back. I then look forward to see the HUGE truck in front of me pass over what looks like something in the road that should be avoided, sort of a combination ridge and sharp pothole. I have very little time to slow down and NOWHERE to veer.
I managed to slow down a bit before hitting whatever it was BOOM-BOOM !
was what it actually sounded like. One minute later, I get a warning in iDrive: telling me that my Left front tire has lost air pressure. GREAT, I think I fu*ked up the tire on a 2 1/2 month old car and I may had destroyed the rim as well.
I arrived home 2 minutes later and inspected the tire. I was relieved to find NO rim damage... but then I spotted the REAR tire: It had a HUGE bulge in the sidewall. I called Hassel BMW in Freeport and brought it right in. Final cost for both tires installed: $810.
I am just hoping that I caused no other damage to the car. I assume that since both rims remained undamaged that this is unlikely.
Assuming I can find the exact spot again AND take pictures, has anyone had luck collecting from NY for something like this ?
Also, any opinions on tire Insurance ?

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      04-30-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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damn, that sucks.
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      04-30-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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Also, any opinions on tire Insurance ?

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Hearing stories like this (and others) makes me feel so much better for getting bent over on the Tire & Wheel package I bought with my 335i. I think it was $900 or $1000, but you almost spent that much in 2 1/2 months! If you live in an area with crappy road conditions (and I'd say Seattle qualifies), then I feel the insurance is good deal.

But I've had good luck with extended warranties (which is a mixed blessing, since it means I've needed them.) I've had a washing machine replaced, two DLP bulbs replaced, a laptop repaired and the transmission on my Dodge Durango repaired. Probably a few others that I've forgotten about. So now I usually spring for the extended service plan. They just don't make things like they used to.....
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      04-30-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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810 for 2 tires? what are u rinning 22 inch rims?? sorry to hear but thats a lil too much for 2 tires. my .02
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      05-01-2008, 01:43 AM   #5
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810 for 2 tires? what are u rinning 22 inch rims?? sorry to hear but thats a lil too much for 2 tires. my .02
They're runflats! Way overpriced for the little extra peace of mind IMO.
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810 for 2 tires? what are u rinning 22 inch rims?? sorry to hear but thats a lil too much for 2 tires. my .02
2 Bridgestone Potenza RFTs for the rear run $705 shipped from the Tire Rack (OE Sport tire.) That is before mounting/balancing locally, which will probably run $40/wheel (based on Tire Rack's installation pages.) So that totals about $785. So $810 isn't too far off for a local shop....
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$810 installed is not far off especially from the dealer. You should've asked to get a through checked on the wheels though. But since they didn't say anything and mounted on the wheels you should be good.
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you lucky, I've been hearing great things about Hassle BMW, Rallye BMW charged me $510 for one damn tyre!! so priase the BMW Gods about paying the right price but yea NYC streets are F**KED UP!
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      05-01-2008, 05:53 AM   #9
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Sorry to hear about that bs. Same thing happened to me with only 400miles of the car.

I have 1 front and 1 rear rft for the 335i sport with 400miles on each, no damage.

If you are interested in purchasing for a fraction of what the stealership wants, hit me up.

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      05-01-2008, 07:31 AM   #11
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This sucks I agree,

This is why I say get the tire insurance

Similar thing happened to me about a month ago , and I had 2 tires on the drivers side replaced (for free under the insurance)
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Wow you almost could have bought a new set of non rfts Bridgestones. Mine cost me 930 with Bal. They ride nice tooo. Ron
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Assuming I can find the exact spot again AND take pictures, has anyone had luck collecting from NY for something like this ?
I was wondering about this, too. Is it feasible to get a state to pay for damage caused by road hazards on poorly maintained roadways?
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Did you have your alignment checked?
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I was wondering about this, too. Is it feasible to get a state to pay for damage caused by road hazards on poorly maintained roadways?
Don't know about a state, but there was a lady who won against the city recently for damages done to he 325i and collected around $2500

It took her 18months and she had to prove that the city was negligent in repairing the pothole that caused the damage ( very hard to do)
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wow i guess im missing the price then see my mind would go to auto mode and say 800!!!!!!!!!! screw the runflats put that towards new rims and tires
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      05-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #17
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Did you have your alignment checked?
Not yet, I believe it is a bit off now and as a result, I'm even more depressed.

I needed to get to work that day and they were nice enough to take me with no appointment in spite of being very busy. I was out of there in 1 1/2 hours.

I am bringing it back to Hassel Monday.

The cost: $160

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Sorry to hear of your misfortune, I am waiting on my 335i coupe and going back and forth on wether I should get the tire insurance, my dealer wants around $950 for it, but the more I'm reading the more I think I should get it.

It really sucks that we have to pay so much for a car like this and then have to deal with the issues of the these run flats!
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Get used tires. I sold all 4 of mind for $700. (700 miles only)
Why pay twice of price for the same thing.
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