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19" tire problem
14-12-2018, 05:34 PM
Post: #1
19" tire problem
Hi guys
I recently got myself a 335i f30 Msport , the car is wonderful but in two months i have already replaced 2 front tires because of pothole damage, as we all know the runflats cost an arm and a leg. I would like to ask why are the tires so easily damaged by potholes? Is there something I can do about it? Where do you buy your tires cheaper because mine cost about R4000 each.

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14-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Post: #2
RE: 19" tire problem
What brand tyres are you running on the car?

The stock F30 front tyre albeit only 225 is more expensive than the rear 255 due to the sidewall profile.

I fear hitting a pothole will likely cause a sidewall bubble, but check for other damage too.. Low profile tyres and potholes in general spell disaster..

Current:
'14 F30 335i MSport Alpine White III, Coral Red, Sat Nav, iDrive touch, PDC + reverse cam, Harman Kardon, N55 222.4wkw | 413wnm STOCK
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14-12-2018, 05:59 PM
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RE: 19" tire problem
(14-12-2018 05:44 PM)cOlDFuSiOn Wrote:  What brand tyres are you running on the car?

The stock F30 front tyre albeit only 225 is more expensive than the rear 255 due to the sidewall profile.

I fear hitting a pothole will likely cause a sidewall bubble, but check for other damage too.. Low profile tyres and potholes in general spell disaster..

Yes im using bridgestone potenza , are there cheaper options or can I increase the profile a bit
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14-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Post: #4
RE: 19" tire problem
I now have tyre insurance and not looking back,
Especially with 5 cars in my case,
I wasted too much money with toss and buy again

Current:
2014 320i M-Sport (Mrs)
2010 X5 3.0d XDrive (Family)
2005 325ci M-Sport (Mr) - Daily
2003 330ci (Mr) - Weekend cruiser


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14-12-2018, 09:03 PM
Post: #5
RE: 19" tire problem
Bridgestone Potenza is the strongest tyre I have had, very uncomfortable and hard but a good tyre, have not lost one due to damage yet..

Cheaper bet is the 18s but the front caliper sits too close to the rim for my liking..

In terms of running RFTs I am afraid the price is what it is, rarely get them cheaper.. Even Online is sometimes more expensive.

The cheapest price I got was around R3300 for Conti RFTs, but that it not far off from the brand I know works well for me. Only optionnis to swop to non RFTs but then you need a spare space saver at least in the boot and tyre foam for emergencies.

Current:
'14 F30 335i MSport Alpine White III, Coral Red, Sat Nav, iDrive touch, PDC + reverse cam, Harman Kardon, N55 222.4wkw | 413wnm STOCK
'16 F30 318i LCI Manual, Alpine White III, Black Leather
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Mods: Optic Blue Lamin-X fogs, VPS light shields, CF Splitters, Mirrors, Ducktail spoiler, Aluminium interior trim upgrades...

Retired BMWs:
'12 F30 320d
'12 F20 118i
'09 E90 LCI 320i M-Sport
'07 E90 320i Excl
'91 E30 325iS Evo I
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14-12-2018, 10:10 PM
Post: #6
RE: 19" tire problem
I agree with the last post.
Swop to non RFTs and get a used E90 space saver spare wheel.
See attached for indication of the space lost (this is my car)[Image: img_20180611_104833_8996208687.jpg]
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15-12-2018, 08:08 AM
Post: #7
RE: 19" tire problem
(14-12-2018 10:10 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  I agree with the last post.
Swop to non RFTs and get a used E90 space saver spare wheel.
See attached for indication of the space lost (this is my car)[Image: img_20180611_104833_8996208687.jpg]
Ty

Where can i get a spacesaver and for how much,
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15-12-2018, 11:22 AM (This post was last modified: 15-12-2018 11:23 AM by MR_Y.)
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RE: 19" tire problem
(15-12-2018 08:08 AM)mokoensn Wrote:  
(14-12-2018 10:10 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  I agree with the last post.
Swop to non RFTs and get a used E90 space saver spare wheel.
See attached for indication of the space lost (this is my car)[Image: img_20180611_104833_8996208687.jpg]
Ty

Where can i get a spacesaver and for how much,

I got mine from Gumtree.
There is a couple called Renata and Andre (PiaarP) on Gumtree.
But, some forum members have had bad experience with them. My experience with them was good. Their details:
+27726372256
I think I paid R2500 or R3000.
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15-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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RE: 19" tire problem
(14-12-2018 10:10 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  I agree with the last post.
Swop to non RFTs and get a used E90 space saver spare wheel.
See attached for indication of the space lost (this is my car)[Image: img_20180611_104833_8996208687.jpg]
Looks like you have the steel rim space saver.

Confirm that it clears the calipers front and rear, I know it doesn't work on the E90 330i



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15-12-2018, 11:40 AM
Post: #10
RE: 19" tire problem
Correct - steel space saver.
If your F30 has the blue M Performance brakes, then the rim will not fit.
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15-12-2018, 12:17 PM
Post: #11
RE: 19" tire problem
Open your eyes when you're driving smile bounce

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15-12-2018, 03:26 PM (This post was last modified: 15-12-2018 03:27 PM by mokoensn.)
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RE: 19" tire problem
(15-12-2018 11:34 AM)Carbon M3 Wrote:  
(14-12-2018 10:10 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  I agree with the last post.
Swop to non RFTs and get a used E90 space saver spare wheel.
See attached for indication of the space lost (this is my car)[Image: img_20180611_104833_8996208687.jpg]
Looks like you have the steel rim space saver.

Confirm that it clears the calipers front and rear, I know it doesn't work on the E90 330i



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(15-12-2018 12:17 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  Open your eyes when you're driving smile bounce


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15-12-2018, 07:48 PM
Post: #13
RE: 19" tire problem
OP, your issue is not necessarily RFT vs non-RFT, but the replacing of tyres before their recommended lifespan,

So whilst it sounds like a great idea to use a space saver spare wheel and cheaper tyres (non-RFT), I'd still recommend you ask around on insurance.
I promise you, if you are like me that had to buy tyres often, this is a serous money saver. Infact, from Tiger wheeels were stopping the contis "free" insurance as it's not as profitable for them.

Current:
2014 320i M-Sport (Mrs)
2010 X5 3.0d XDrive (Family)
2005 325ci M-Sport (Mr) - Daily
2003 330ci (Mr) - Weekend cruiser


Previous BMWs:
2012 328i Luxury Line - Powerful racy motor
2012 320i e90 - Solid built
2004 320i e46 - Built like a tank, superb motor
2003 320i e46 - Money pit, lemon of note
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17-12-2018, 08:02 AM
Post: #14
RE: 19" tire problem
(15-12-2018 11:34 AM)Carbon M3 Wrote:  
(14-12-2018 10:10 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  I agree with the last post.
Swop to non RFTs and get a used E90 space saver spare wheel.
See attached for indication of the space lost (this is my car)[Image: img_20180611_104833_8996208687.jpg]
Looks like you have the steel rim space saver.

Confirm that it clears the calipers front and rear, I know it doesn't work on the E90 330i



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Pretty sure it will fit an e90 330i.

It for a my 330d which has the same brakes as a 335i.

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10-01-2019, 08:21 PM
Post: #15
RE: 19" tire problem
Potholes aren’t the only thing to worry about facepalm , noticed this tonight. I would like to know whether I can replace one tire or would I need to replace both (this is on the rear) [Image: 53d2d36b-3a94-46a5-b0e1-c3e30ea93d69_5610608863.jpeg]
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10-01-2019, 08:36 PM
Post: #16
19" tire problem
That can be plugged.


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10-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Post: #17
RE: 19" tire problem
You not having luck with tyres Bud dunno anymore

You could plug that if the tyres really don't need replacing immediately, I have plugged RFTs before.. But if you are replacing I would replace both tyres yes! Thumbs

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'14 F30 335i MSport Alpine White III, Coral Red, Sat Nav, iDrive touch, PDC + reverse cam, Harman Kardon, N55 222.4wkw | 413wnm STOCK
'16 F30 318i LCI Manual, Alpine White III, Black Leather
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'12 F20 118i
'09 E90 LCI 320i M-Sport
'07 E90 320i Excl
'91 E30 325iS Evo I
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10-01-2019, 08:42 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2019 08:45 PM by SylisM.)
Post: #18
RE: 19" tire problem
(10-01-2019 08:37 PM)cOlDFuSiOn Wrote:  You not having luck with tyres Bud dunno anymore

You could plug that if the tyres really don't need replacing immediately, I have plugged RFTs before.. But if you are replacing I would replace both tyres yes! Thumbs

I had planned on replacing them end of Jan, but I guess I’ve got a date with Tigerwheel tomorrow.

(10-01-2019 08:36 PM)DannyBoyOPC Wrote:  That can be plugged.


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I was always under the impression that runflats can’t be plugged Fencelook. But will opt for replacing the tyres.
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10-01-2019, 08:55 PM
Post: #19
RE: 19" tire problem
Runflats can be plugged, as long as it is not the side wall or at the edge of the footprint.
I have plugged runflats on my TT without any issues.
The trick is to get a Mushroom Plug, not a Worm Plug.
Go to any good TwT and ask for the Mushroom.
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11-01-2019, 10:29 AM
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RE: 19" tire problem
I have plugged RFTs many times and are still driving them after many Ks.

Sidewall punctures and damaged are not easy to repair though.

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