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      05-07-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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Help needed: punctured run flat tire

I have a 2017 340xi with 4000 miles on it, and my front right run flat tire was punctured by a pothole. I don't have tire insurance, so what would be my best option? Do I need to replace all four tires or just the punctured one? Also, what would be the best place to go: a dealer shop or a tire store? Thank you
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      05-07-2017, 10:00 PM   #2
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Ugh potholes and runflats! Either replace the one tire with another just like it or ditch all for non run flats. This is a common occurrence with RFT's.
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      05-08-2017, 01:35 AM   #3
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you need to replace two tires. put the new ones in the rear. i'd go to anyplace but the dealer...
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This happens with go-flat tires, too.

With 4,000 miles, I would replace only the one tire.

Look at tirerack.com for prices. Bridgestone and Michelin tires are widely available at far lower prices than dealers sell them for. Even Continental and Pirelli tires are cheaper elsewhere.
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should be able to replace just the one since you only have 4k miles on them. dealer will probably suggest replacing at a minimum 2.
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You can also try and find a lightly used tire with matching thread depth, check on eBay or your local tire shops.
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You can also try and find a lightly used tire with matching thread depth, check on eBay or your local tire shops.
Just to be clear since OP seems like a tire novice, make sure it's the exact same tire not just similar specs with similar tread. Maybe stating the obvious but better safe than sorry. Mismatched is a big no no.
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