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#568 of 3108 RFT Noicse
Dec 01, 2006 (8:54 pm)
I am so feed up with my RFT tires. I cupped a tire after 10k miles. Found out the pressure was low. Why did the tire monitoring system give a signal? BMW would not do a thing about this. I had to replace the tire at my cost. I am really tired the way BMW north scottsdale handled this problem. A friend was driving with me this week and told me his 1995 truck does not make as much noise as my 2006 BMW does!!! I am at a point that I will park myself infront of BMW north scottsdale on a week end and have a sign on my car letting everyone know how BMW handles problems. All they care about is you giving them a 5 when you get the phone call form BMW NA.
#569 of 3108 Re: RFT Noicse [llicht]
Dec 02, 2006 (11:58 am)
llicht, what did your service rep say? I complained to my sales rep who transfered me to a service rep.
I was told they would verify the noise but gave me no problem and changed the tires at 12K miles.
Between the time I made the service appointment, the sales rep sent me an e-mail to remind me to make the appointment!
I assume all dealers are not the same but try calling a few dealers in your area to see if they are willing to help you.
#570 of 3108 BMW RUN FLAT ISSUE - Pirelli PZero M&S RFT any better?
Dec 02, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Good afternoon. After spending about an hour reading through the avalanche of posts regarding the run flats with the Brightstone, I felt dishearted to allow my girlfriend to buy 2 new tires to replace her old ones.
Clearly, complaining to the dealer about the tires did nothing to resolve her tire noise issue. Granted, she did complain long before she had 28k on the car. However, now that she is straddled with having two buy 2 new tires, I have decided to buy her 4 new Pirelli PZero M&S RFT.
Unfortunately, tirerack.com only has one person rating them, and after checking on this site did not find many people using them. So, if anyone has any experience with these tires (I've had the PZeno M&S on my 03 325 Cic and loved them!) would like to know how these run flats compare.
I've read about people loving the Continental run flats that replaced their Brightstone. However, due to the fact that my older car burned through them in less then 15k, I want to get her Pirelli's instead (which I'll admit I loved). If anyone can offer any advice, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and patiently await replies so she doesn't kill me for getting her another train wreck (I convinced her to get the 06 330xi )
#571 of 3108 Re: Rotating Run Flats [cbp1]
Dec 02, 2006 (1:49 pm)
If by rotate you mean rotating the car for another, yes
#572 of 3108 Re: BMW RUN FLAT ISSUE - Pirelli PZero M&S RFT any better? [aitm908]
Dec 02, 2006 (8:36 pm)
I too have the 2006 330xi and love it. I really like the conti ssr's so far but I assume the michi's would be great also. I do notice I need to maintain inflation pressure about every three weeks with the old tires and will keep tabs on the conti's. If pressure runs low, beware the shoulder ware!
Take a look at the utqg standard. The conti's are 400 treadwear so assume 7,200 mile test x 4 = 28,800 miles for the conti's.
Hope this helps.
#573 of 3108 Re: Edmunds RFT Review [shipo]
Dec 02, 2006 (10:22 pm)
Perhaps it was me.
Glad you guys liked the write-up.
I know if I opt for a 335i I'll spring for straight performance tires next time. Knowing my current car is a lease and due back by Mar/April of 08, I didn't see any reason to spring for tires that would need replacing in 12-14k miles. Hopefully, I'll get another 18k out of my current tires.
#574 of 3108 Re: Edmunds RFT Review [blueguydotcom]
Dec 03, 2006 (8:14 am)
You have the rft's that you will put on at lease end, correct? I thought that was a great move and considered that.
The conti ssr rt's are much quieter for the first 300 miles.
I know you will most likely go with the 335i at the end of your current lease. Have you test-driven the current 335 yet?
#575 of 3108 Re: Edmunds RFT Review [circlew]
Dec 03, 2006 (8:43 am)
RFTs are in my garage rafters.
I have not driven the 335i for fear I will desire one keenly and loathe me car for the next year (when I will re-order). I'll hold off driving one until November 2007. Unless my sister tells me this month that she wants me car. Then I'll gladly let her take over the lease and go grab a 335i.
#576 of 3108 Re: Edmunds RFT Review [blueguydotcom]
Dec 03, 2006 (9:14 am)
OK, then I guess I'll have to do it. I really am interested in the tire performance and plan to stay keen on that during the test.
I also am interested why some dealers around the U.S. are not customer-centric on this issue and some replace with no hassle.
I'll let everyone know what I feel after the test drive but promise not to rave too much an anything that will push you over the edge.
Does anyone with a new 335i have any feedback of the tire performance on this board?
#577 of 3108 Re: Edmunds RFT Review [circlew]
Dec 03, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Be careful of putting too much credence into what you see/feel with tires on a test drive, unless the car has at least a hundred miles on it.
I've been fooled more than once (the first time I thought it was a fluke) trying to push a new car and/or new tires.
Sadly, tires are very difficult to evaluate before they have several hundred miles and quite a few thermal cycles on them. New tires slide like the dickens.