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      05-21-2010, 02:40 AM   #1
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Help! 2 Hour Old Car Flat Tire!!

Hey Fellas,

My night started off great! I picked up a 2010 Space Grey fully loaded sedan for 9200 off msrp.

Bad news was when I went to show my bother my car at his place, driving in his street at night, we ran over something (i believe a very small piece of glass). I heard a popping sort of loud noise when I ran over it. None the less my tpms light came on and my left rear tire began leaking air.

I was extremely heated earlier tonight but have calmed down a little bit. My car is equipped w/ 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires. I called bmw assist and they said they would tow it to the dealership and have them replace the tire. The last thing I want to see is my brand new m3 on a tow truck for the love of god.

Question is are these tires run flat? I have an air compressor in the back of the car. I'm spending the night at his place and I don't know what to do. Take the wheel off the car in the morning and have a tire place replace it. Or if these are run flat tires, maybe I can pump some air in them (from the compressor in the back) and drive it to a tire shop (about 5 miles away)..

PLEASE HELP!
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      05-21-2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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yesss they are run flats. you can go up to 50 miles on them traveling no faster than 50mph i think. but they def are.
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      05-21-2010, 02:55 AM   #3
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They are not runflats. Have the car flatbedded to a dealer or reputable tire shop. Most tire places will likely not stock the correct M3-specific Continental ContiSport Contact 3. You will need to have that tire ordered.
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      05-21-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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Hmmm are you sure i have 19s with the continental tires also. i might have the ssr though not sure
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      05-21-2010, 03:06 AM   #5
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M cars don't come with run flats
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      05-21-2010, 03:11 AM   #6
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M cars don't come with run flats
Thats not true at all. i got a flat tire just a month ago let me go check my exact tires
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      05-21-2010, 03:14 AM   #7
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I know the Michelin-speced M3's are not RFT's. Not sure about the Conti's.....


Either way, use BMW Assist and have it flatbedded to the dealership.
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i also have the 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires. When i got my flat the dealership told me to just ride on over. i was only 15miles away. But gettin flatbeded is always a plus!
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      05-21-2010, 03:26 AM   #9
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Thats not true at all. i got a flat tire just a month ago let me go check my exact tires
It IS true. NO M cars come with RFTs. NONE. I have the same Contis on mine and they're NOT RFTs.
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      05-21-2010, 03:33 AM   #10
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yesss they are run flats. you can go up to 50 miles on them traveling no faster than 50mph i think. but they def are.
Incorrect, no M cars come with run flats.
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PLEASE STOP GIVING MISINFORMATION.

M3 does not come with runflats, PERIOD.
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PLEASE STOP GIVING MISINFORMATION.

M3 does not come with runflats, PERIOD.
Relax. i have the 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires SSR than cause i know for a fact my car has RFT and have exp them first hand.
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      05-21-2010, 03:43 AM   #13
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Relax. i have the 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires SSR than cause i know for a fact my car has RFT and have exp them first hand.
They don't even make those tires in the 19" diameter, let alone in M3-specific sizes! You are 100% incorrect.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....tContact+3+SSR

Let me reiterate: M3's do not come with runflats.
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They don't even make those tires in the 19" diameter, let alone in M3-specific sizes! You are 100% incorrect.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....tContact+3+SSR

Let me reiterate: M3's do not come with runflats.
than the reg contact 3s my sorrys for misleading you. cause when i got a flat i had no problem driving to the dealership without any dmgs.
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      05-21-2010, 03:53 AM   #15
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All an RFT is is a tire with a really, REALLY stiff sidewall. Perfomarance tires have...wait for it...really stiff sidewalls.

You do NOT have RFTs. I'll bet my car on it.
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      05-21-2010, 05:37 AM   #16
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Relax. i have the 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires SSR than cause i know for a fact my car has RFT and have exp them first hand.
You don't even know what a runflat is an you're dispensing advice?? !! Filling a flat tire with air and driving it doesn't make it a RFT.
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Ditto... no run flats.

Like Quality Sound said, the stiff side walls of the performance tires will make it seem like a run flat, but they are not.

Put her up on a jack stand, pull that wheel off, and find a shop that can get you a new tire. No biggie.

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Hey Fellas,

My night started off great! I picked up a 2010 Space Grey fully loaded sedan for 9200 off msrp.

Bad news was when I went to show my bother my car at his place, driving in his street at night, we ran over something (i believe a very small piece of glass). I heard a popping sort of loud noise when I ran over it. None the less my tpms light came on and my left rear tire began leaking air.

I was extremely heated earlier tonight but have calmed down a little bit. My car is equipped w/ 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires. I called bmw assist and they said they would tow it to the dealership and have them replace the tire. The last thing I want to see is my brand new m3 on a tow truck for the love of god.

Question is are these tires run flat? I have an air compressor in the back of the car. I'm spending the night at his place and I don't know what to do. Take the wheel off the car in the morning and have a tire place replace it. Or if these are run flat tires, maybe I can pump some air in them (from the compressor in the back) and drive it to a tire shop (about 5 miles away)..

PLEASE HELP!
Are you planning on tracking the car? If not, see if you can get it patched and plugged. I had a similar experience with my E46 M3 and a screw in the rear tire after 500 miles. I got the tire plugged and patched and it lasted until the wear bars (about 20K miles). I did NOT track the car so if that is your plan I would recommend getting a replacement tire.
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The M3 does NOT come with runflats. To the OP, do as most of the others have said and have the car flatbedded to the dealer or reputable tire shop.

Just to be clear, no M CARS (M3, M5, M6) come with runflats but the SAVs (X5M and X6M) do.
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Question is are these tires run flat? I have an air compressor in the back of the car. I'm spending the night at his place and I don't know what to do. Take the wheel off the car in the morning and have a tire place replace it. Or if these are run flat tires, maybe I can pump some air in them (from the compressor in the back) and drive it to a tire shop (about 5 miles away)..

PLEASE HELP!
Cars with RFT do not come with air compressors (I've had a couple). The whole runflat theory is that you can drive on them with no air. As others have said, these are not runflats.
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yesss they are run flats. you can go up to 50 miles on them traveling no faster than 50mph i think. but they def are.
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So do M cars come with runflats or not? Can someone give a clear answer?














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