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      06-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Purchased new '10 E92 335i, came with Run Flats, normal?

I purchased a new '10 335i some months back, and just realized that the tires are run flats... (i know plz dont flame for my idiocy)

Question is, when buying a new BMW, is it normal protocol for new cars to leave the dealership with run flats? Did i just get jipped? Can I come back and have them replace the tires?

Also, since I have to replace the tires, what are some decent tires to purchase? recommendations?

Apologies for newbie questions..
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I purchased a new '10 335i some months back, and just realized that the tires are run flats... (i know plz dont flame for my idiocy)

Question is, when buying a new BMW, is it normal protocol for new cars to leave the dealership with run flats? Did i just get jipped? Can I come back and have them replace the tires?

Also, since I have to replace the tires, what are some decent tires to purchase? recommendations?

Apologies for newbie questions..
Yep. They come from the factory with run flats.
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The car comes with RFTs (Run flat tires) standard. You'd have to change them out yourself, on your own dime, check out the wheels and tires section for more

Grammar police: I believe it's gyped (as in gypsies gyp people)
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wow thanks for the quick replies. what a helpful community.
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You may also notice there's no spare.
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You may also notice there's no spare.
yeah i realized. do most 335i owners replace their run flats? is it that bad to keep using run flats? i find my driving experience a bit rough (its expected as its a RFT, but i feel its a bit too much)
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Most don't but on here you will see a lot of it. If you do (replace them that is) Tischer (www.getbmwparts.com) sells the 5series spare/jack kit which works well with our E9x's, it's a few hundred but a lot better than being stranded
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yeah they make the ride a bit rough. just change them out when they get worn/devolop a bubble
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RFT's suck. I switched mine to Falken 452's and never looked back.
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whats so bad about rft's?
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Their harsh ride and diminished road-holding capabilities when compared to regular high performance rubber

Not to mention their spotty availability...can be problematic on longer trips through less populated areas
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oh okay and there actually one of the most expensive tires ..well for my car they are
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Yea that too LOL, you can pretty much improve on all aspects of RFTs other than driving on a flat tire...which I mean how often do you do anyway?
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Grammar police: I believe it's gyped (as in gypsies gyp people)
Spelling police - gypped

You are probably correct in the etymology of the word in this context. In the commonwealth however,(not Virginia, but Australia, NZ etc) the term gyp refers to pain - as in "my elbow is giving me gyp (or gip)"

An alternate meaning isa slang term for an Egyptian that can be traced back to Lord Kitchener's army in Egypt in the 1880s and 1890s -"gyppy" or "gippy."
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Spelling police - gypped

You are probably correct in the etymology of the word in this context. In the commonwealth however,(not Virginia, but Australia, NZ etc) the term gyp refers to pain - as in "my elbow is giving me gyp (or gip)"

An alternate meaning isa slang term for an Egyptian that can be traced back to Lord Kitchener's army in Egypt in the 1880s and 1890s -"gyppy" or "gippy."
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yeah they make the ride a bit rough. just change them out when they get worn/devolop a bubble
^ what i'm doing
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Spelling police - gypped

You are probably correct in the etymology of the word in this context. In the commonwealth however,(not Virginia, but Australia, NZ etc) the term gyp refers to pain - as in "my elbow is giving me gyp (or gip)"

An alternate meaning isa slang term for an Egyptian that can be traced back to Lord Kitchener's army in Egypt in the 1880s and 1890s -"gyppy" or "gippy."


I'm kinda a dork sometimes when it comes to stuff like that
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