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      08-28-2008, 01:22 AM   #1
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Can I get Runflats on the M3

Right!!! from the postings I have read, I’m about to blaspheme.
I want to find out if I can put run flats on an M3…and if so what modifications, if any, would I have to make… and what make of tyres should I be looking at

Let me explain:
I drive a 335i coupe in Nigeria where we do not have pot holes but what I describe as pot-wells.
In over 12,000km I have lost just one tyre and my wheels are intact. I put this down to the extra tough side walls on run flats. As a comparison, my wife’s Range Rover has lost a wheel and two tyres in 8,000km.
For my next car, I am aiming for either an M3 or Cayman S.
If the M3, then runflats are a must as the 19inch wheels which I consider a must-have will help avoid me changing tyres almost daily.

Any advice out there??
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      08-28-2008, 04:00 AM   #2
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I'm sure the Tirerack would love to sell you some runflat tires. It sounds like you realize that you will be losing performance by changing to them. I am not aware of any modifications that would need to be made to run the tires. If you puncture a runflat tire you might still have to replace it though. The runflat just allows you to continue on your trip till you can get to a tire store to have the tire repaired or replaced. There are not many choices in the form of runflat tires. The Tirerack site lets you search for only runflat tires I believe.
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      08-29-2008, 06:42 PM   #3
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Ride quality with a runflat is decreased compared to a regular non-run-flat tire because the sidewalls are stiffer.
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      08-30-2008, 02:19 AM   #4
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I want to find out if I can put run flats on an M3…and if so what modifications, if any, would I have to make… and what make of tyres should I be looking at

Let me explain:
I drive a 335i coupe in Nigeria where we do not have pot holes but what I describe as pot-wells.
In over 12,000km I have lost just one tyre and my wheels are intact. I put this down to the extra tough side walls on run flats. As a comparison, my wife’s Range Rover has lost a wheel and two tyres in 8,000km.
For my next car, I am aiming for either an M3 or Cayman S.
If the M3, then runflats are a must as the 19inch wheels which I consider a must-have will help avoid me changing tyres almost daily.

Any advice out there??

advice? get a Hummer!
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      08-30-2008, 02:36 AM   #5
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advice? get a Hummer!
haha, not bad advice, but i think he already has a range rover...
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