BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-02-2012, 07:22 AM   #45
6spdg37s
Captain
 
Drives: none
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: dirty jerz

Posts: 753
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5stones View Post
RuN FlAtS SuCk...period, the end! Unless your on a tricycle.
generally that is correct !

The run-flats that were on my viper srt-10 were not bad at all ... but they were like 800 a tire i think lol thank god I never had to replace them
6spdg37s is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #46
KmndntKlink
Lieutenant
 
KmndntKlink's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 e92 m3
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 415
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6spdg37s View Post
okay lol it does come with a fix a flat thing that was my question... I have non run flats on my z06 that im getting rid of I bought a tire foam inflation kit thing i figured if i ever needed it but knock on wood never got a flat !
Yes there's a kit in the trunk in the smugglers hold (thats what I call it). It's a tire pressure kit and also a can of sealant foam. Put the pieces together and plug it into ur cig lighter. Its probably better to just call a flat bed though, most flats are not repairable with the foam (like any blowout obviously not gonna work, if there's a nail or something that does a good job of slowing the leak if you leave it in, glass will cause a gash that the foam won't fix etc). that's my opinion but I got a year of free roadside & the tire/wheel warranty so i don't care.
__________________
E92 ///M3 in Dakar Yellow, M-DCT, iDrive, 220M OEM rims, Active Autowerke Green filter, Turner Motorsport test pipes, BPM stage 2 tune, Stoptech ST-40 F+R in yellow.
KmndntKlink is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #47
Savage_M3
Second Lieutenant
 
Savage_M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3 Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boston

Posts: 264
iTrader: (1)

Do any of you keep a old school tire repair kit with plugs in the trunk or is the BMW tire repair kit sufficient?
__________________
2011 M3 Sedan - Jerez Black, DCT, Comp, Navi, etc...
Savage_M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #48
calintexas
Major
 
calintexas's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Texas

Posts: 1,416
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savage_M3 View Post
Do any of you keep a old school tire repair kit with plugs in the trunk or is the BMW tire repair kit sufficient?
The last thing you want to do is spray the goop in the tire. Here are links to a couple of quality patch kits:
http://www.stopngo.com/categories/Tire-Pluggers/
http://patchboy.com/mm5/merchant.mvc...tegory_Code=ki
Here's a link to a thread on a compact spare solution: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253769&highlight=spare+tire
__________________
calintexas is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #49
Savage_M3
Second Lieutenant
 
Savage_M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3 Sedan
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boston

Posts: 264
iTrader: (1)

Thanks for the great info! I've never used those mushroom type plugs before. They seem a lot easier to used than the old school strips with rubber cement...
__________________
2011 M3 Sedan - Jerez Black, DCT, Comp, Navi, etc...
Savage_M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #50
Port Canaveral M3 driver
Enlisted Member
 
Port Canaveral M3 driver's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 E92 M3 & 05 BMW R1200GS
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
This year my salesman told me if the M3 had no spare then my M3 had run flats. During sales contract, I was assured again this was the facts. I found the correct information here at this website later after the sale. A month or so later, I even asked the general manager and he admitted he really did not know either. The parts department guy did not have the answer. So, its up to the folks that work at the dealership as to how knowledgable they want to be. I have learned more here than talking to the dealer. The folks at my dealer are very nice and try to be helpful. I just hope the mechanics know what there are doing if I need something mechanical repaired.
Port Canaveral M3 driver is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #51
rjd598
Brigadier General
 
rjd598's Avatar
 
Drives: 10' M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego,CA

Posts: 4,533
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.50]
1999 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Port Canaveral M3 driver View Post
This year my salesman told me if the M3 had no spare then my M3 had run flats. During sales contract, I was assured again this was the facts. I found the correct information here at this website later after the sale. A month or so later, I even asked the general manager and he admitted he really did not know either. The parts department guy did not have the answer. So, its up to the folks that work at the dealership as to how knowledgable they want to be. I have learned more here than talking to the dealer. The folks at my dealer are very nice and try to be helpful. I just hope the mechanics know what there are doing if I need something mechanical repaired.
after hearing all the horror stories i have this same fear every time i take my car in for any type of service
__________________
rjd598 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #52
blopes07
Private First Class
 
blopes07's Avatar
 
Drives: alpine white m3
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: jersey

Posts: 132
iTrader: (3)

just found out today lol from bmw
blopes07 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #53
jfreisen1
Enjoy the Ultimate Driving Experience "M POWER"
 
jfreisen1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 w/ Dinan upgrades
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: United States

Posts: 14
iTrader: (0)

LOL, I had the BMW sales guy tell me they were run flats. I laughed and said "XL" does not mean run flat, it means extra load. The look on his face? Priceless?
jfreisen1 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #54
elgolfman
OEM3
 
elgolfman's Avatar
 
Drives: 11 M3, 11 335i, 10 X5d
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: SRQ

Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)

Good to know – I was not aware they weren’t on M3’s. Definitely would not have known until I saw this thread. I had a blow out on my 335 and it held up until I limped it to my dealer about 15 miles away… time to get a mini spare – and tools too, or may be fix-a-flat.
elgolfman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #55
kukok
Enlisted Member
 
kukok's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisville, KY

Posts: 35
iTrader: (2)

Thanks for the info. I didn't know until today.
kukok is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #56
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 7|Ridge 1:54:61|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 11,866
iTrader: (5)

crazy how many people including dealers are unaware of this.
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings & bearings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW race|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
1MOREMOD is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #57
M3Goozy
Private
 
M3Goozy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 Interlagos Blue M3 Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan

Posts: 64
iTrader: (1)

I was under the impression they were run flats too. Thanks for the correct info
__________________
2009 BMW M3 Coupe- Interlagos Blue w/ Black extended leather- DCT- EDC- BPM Stage I- CF Roof- CF hood vents-Macht Schnell air filter- painted reflectors- premium sound-19" 220 wheels- Lux V3 Angel Eyes- 35% tint-LCI tail/trunk light upgrade- OEM CF spoiler,
Glad to finally join the M3 family
M3Goozy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #58
SKFlatlander
New Member
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Saskatchewan

Posts: 12
iTrader: (0)

Wow count me as another one informed by the Sticky. I just made a deal on 2013 M3 and the business manager pushed me to include the tire and rim protection because of the run flats on the car and how they can't be repaired. Now where I live and the fact I am getting 19's I feel the rim coverage is good, but am still choked that I was misinformed about the tires.
SKFlatlander is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #59
CSBM5
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 M3, 2001 M5, etc
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC

Posts: 496
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SKFlatlander View Post
Wow count me as another one informed by the Sticky. I just made a deal on 2013 M3 and the business manager pushed me to include the tire and rim protection because of the run flats on the car and how they can't be repaired. Now where I live and the fact I am getting 19's I feel the rim coverage is good, but am still choked that I was misinformed about the tires.
Of course the "can't repair run flats" is mostly BS too. The issue is if you actually drive the RF tire without significant air in the tire (i.e. at least 20psi or so) for a significant distance (greater than a couple of miles). On our E90 330i, we've had four flats since it was new, and each time as soon as the warning goes off, we've stopped, checked which tire it was, and put air in it. All four of those flats were repaired just like you would a normal tire. Oh, well, three of them. The fourth one was a big sidewall gash that happened on I-85 at ~75+mph when hitting some nasty pavement in a repair zone near Charlotte a few years back. That was one time a RF sure was nice to have as a "regular" tire would have instantly deflated.

"Dealerships" love the "you can't repair runflat tires" BS since they get to offer you a hugely marked up price on said "required" new tire. The flip side of the coin is that they do not want to assume *any* liability by fixing a RF flat on the off chance that the tire was driven without any air long enough to do sidewall damage (and hence actually needing a new tire).
__________________
Current Stable:
2011.5 M3 sedan 6MT, Silverstone, no sunroof, no EDC, but most other options
2001 M5 LeMans Blue/Silverstone
2006 330i 6MT Red/black, ZSP, Nav, etc.
2001 Audi S4 6MT; 1996 Volvo 850R wagon
CSBM5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-10-2013, 11:18 AM   #60
325rider
Zyzz Follower
 
Drives: '11 e90 M3 6mt
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Miami, Fl

Posts: 769
iTrader: (1)

Your car comes with Michelen Pilot Sport tires.
They are not Run Flats. IDK how there is confusion unless you plan on never buying your own tires and pulling in and out of the dealer for a $1600 tire change... crazy
325rider is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-22-2013, 06:01 PM   #61
325rider
Zyzz Follower
 
Drives: '11 e90 M3 6mt
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Miami, Fl

Posts: 769
iTrader: (1)

just for an update. Last 3 service advisors I've had to replace two flats and a new matching rear ALL said i have run flats. ALL OF THEM. and two even argued for several minutes back and forth. PISSES me off.
325rider is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-28-2013, 11:47 PM   #62
Hatem
Registered
 
Hatem's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 C2 2.7 Alpina
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Egypt, Cairo

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

well! anybody recommend me using the RFT in my e36 s54 M?
Hatem is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #63
metro44m3
Second Lieutenant
 
metro44m3's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jericho, NY

Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)

Just purchase a compact spare and leave it I'm the trunk...the trunk still has plenty of room around the spare...I live in the tristate area and commute to and from the city all the time and I wouldn't be caught dead driving these awful NY roads without the spare in my trunk.
metro44m3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #64
bris2013m3
Private First Class
 
bris2013m3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fort Bliss, TX

Posts: 161
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW M3  [0.00]
My dealer in Germany told me when they deliver the car in the States they'll say your car will come with RF but don't believe them. And sure enough they did say the car has run flats and the deer in the headlights look I got when I corrected the salesman was priceless....
bris2013m3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-09-2013, 10:05 AM   #65
B0feity
Enlisted Member
 
B0feity's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: McAllen, TX

Posts: 42
iTrader: (0)

Crazy. Good info! My m3 came with P zero tires. Doesn't say run flat on them...
B0feity is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2014, 07:00 PM   #66
spotshooter
Private First Class
 
spotshooter's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 AW M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest

Posts: 175
iTrader: (0)

My rear PS2's are due for replacement. Called around for quotes including BMW Bellevue. The SA told me the tires were special run-flats that only dealers sell. Bullsh*t.

Glad this sticky exists.
spotshooter is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST