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      03-12-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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swapping winters with summers

Hi,

I have a question regarding changing my tires.

I have two sets of rims and tires and they are both installed.

I want to change the winters to my summers..

Do I have to take them to the autoshop and get them changed?
because its gonna cost me like $60~80...

I can change my tires at home with my jacks
but one thing I am worried about it the run flat tire sensors
and it's settings, because I dont know how to set them so that
the computer tells me when they are flat.

otherwise I can just change them in my garage,
please let me know..

Also, do BMWs have their own jacks?
I have another car and just a normal jack to hold them up,
will it work on my "08 328 coupe?

thank you!!!
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You can do it yourself. Do not mix up what wheel goes on which corner of the car. Your location is ON? Like ontario? Canadian market cars do not have the tpms sensors. The car relies on the wheel speed sensors in the hub. so you don't need to worry about this. You only need to reset tire pressure adaptation. this is in the manual.
bmw has their own jack points and you should use an adaptor. I just place a 3" square piece of tire rubber in between the jack point and the jack.
A better and quicker method if you have 2 jack stands is to jack the front or rear up from the subframe beam and then place the jack stands in the jack points. You can change both tires on the axle this way. This is the only way i am comfortable under the car as well.
Not sure how experienced you are, but you may have to break the wheels free from the hubs once the lug nuts are removed. Search the internet for this. It is a pita if they stick.
Do you have a murcielago?
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      03-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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thanks!
i will give it a try,

yep I have a '11 murcielago.
bought it in january this year.
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The Express Lube at my local Walmart charged me only $10 for all 4 when I swapped my winter tires. You might get similar pricing at Costco and Sams Club too. Even cheaper than DIY

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