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    RunFlats vs. Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole

    Friends - In April I am returning my 2007 328xi coupe at lease end, and the car performed flawlessly. At purchase in 2007 my dealer allowed me to exchange the RF OEM tires for a set of Bridgestones, and I carried a spare in the trunk that took up a lot of space while sparing me from the harsh ride of the RFs. With lease end approaching I decided to buy a new 328xi (sport, staggered wheels, premium) sedan, which I ordered, and I am again considering exchanging the OEM RFs for another set of Bridgestones, which have been great. But I have not yet decided, largely because the spare in the trunk is something of a hassle and if the RFs have improved considerably I might stay with them. So my question is whether in your experience the RF tire really detracts from the ride in comparison to a high end conventional tire now that the RF technology has been around a while. My plan would be to put snows on in the winter (Albany, NY), so the RF OEMs would not be used during the four coldest months of the year (Dec-Mar). It basically comes down to the difference in performance between the Bridgestones and the RFs 9 months a year. And are there some RFs that are better than others? Many thanks for your help. Mort

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    How many flats did you have ?

    How many flats did you have in your lease period ?

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    ...flats that couldn't be repaired with ease...

    using a simple-to-use plugging kit or even a can of Fix-a-flat?

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    2008 335i Coupe Alpine PP SP CWP Saddle Heated Seats Comfort Access Sirius iPod PS2s(non-RF!)

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    I'm looking for some statistics on number of flats

    I'm looking for some statistics on number of flats.
    How may tire repairs within the last 10 years .
    Myself two leakers and two flats.

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    2 in 10 years of driving 8 cars...

    2000 Toyota Avalon...none
    2002 BMW 325i...none
    2004 BMW 330i...one...utility knife blade got it
    2006 MINI Cooper S...none...but I did have to replace 1 tire that bubbled as a result of hitting a wicked pothole. Bent 2 wheels and only ruined 1 non-runflat tire
    2008 Mazdaspeed3...one slow leak...nail hole was plug-patched
    2008 BMW 335i...none...runflats dumped and replaced with PS2s
    2009 Honda Fit...none
    2010 Audi Q5...none
    total miles driven all cars...245K

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    2008 335i Coupe Alpine PP SP CWP Saddle Heated Seats Comfort Access Sirius iPod PS2s(non-RF!)

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    Re: 2 in 10 years of driving 8 cars...


    Since I have had my coupe I have had no flats at all, though I still carry my spare just in case I do. Before the days of runflats I had a 330xi, for which I had Mich. Pilot Sports, and I had one flat. Regarding my manual transmission on my coupe. it has always been great fun and worked perfectly. Mort

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    2007 328 xi

    what should i watch for when buying an 07 328xi with manual trans

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