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      01-23-2019, 01:43 PM   #1
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Tyres

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Iím sure this will have been asked before looking to replace the run flats on the x4
Do I go for the same again
Do I replace them with normal tyres and do away with the run flats
Also I put new centre caps on the wheels but there looking scruffy already
Any answers much appreciated
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      01-24-2019, 02:50 PM   #2
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Most folks will tell you that handling improves when you go from Run Flat Tires (RFT) to conventional tires. However, not all RFT tires are created equally. We have two X4s - one on conventional Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires the other one on (drummroll, please) **PERFORMACE** RFT tires.



The performance RFT are very close to being on par with the Michelin PSS. Having said that, I have rented 2-series Bimmers in Germany that also were on RFT. And they were horrible. Completely "not OK" on the Autobahn at speed.


If you go with conventional tires, be sure to also purchase a BMW Mobility Kit which will get you home if you ever catch a nail or similar out on the road.
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      01-25-2019, 06:23 PM   #3
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I would get rid of the run flats and make sure you have either the bmw spare or an emergency tire fill up kit with you.
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      02-20-2019, 03:47 AM   #4
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Replaced the Pirelli P7 on my X4 with the non runflats equivalent, ride is smoother but the non runflats are louder
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      04-05-2019, 10:47 AM   #5
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Ditched original Pirelli RFTs after only 32K highway driving worn to the bars. Picked up Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ NRFTs. Love 'em. Good price, quiet and better handling. Carry an emergency tire repair kit - goop + compressor.
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