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      06-05-2017, 08:10 AM   #1
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Change to non run-flats?

I have a 2013 328i xdrive with factory run-flats. They have a few nails in them and I hear quite a bit of tire noise so time for new tires. Should I replace with run-flats or switch to something else? They do ride a bit hard but I'm concerned about not having a spare.

Also, can you put non run-flats on a car that came with them?

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I'd go non-runflats... unless you are really in a place where flat tires happen often.
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i second that. I just think back to when was the last time that I had a flat tire?
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I have a 2013 328i xdrive with factory run-flats. They have a few nails in them and I hear quite a bit of tire noise so time for new tires. Should I replace with run-flats or switch to something else? They do ride a bit hard but I'm concerned about not having a spare.

Also, can you put non run-flats on a car that came with them?
Presumably there are not NOW nails in them (you've pulled them and had the tire repaired).

I personally like the F3x with RFT's, especially non-sport package all-season tires like the Bridgestone Driveguard or even the original Pirelli P7, and see no reason to replace them with a go-flat.

If you decided to put go-flats on the car, nothing needs to change, although the tire pressure may need fiddling to get good wear and performance.
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I have a 2013 328i xdrive with factory run-flats. They have a few nails in them and I hear quite a bit of tire noise so time for new tires. Should I replace with run-flats or switch to something else? They do ride a bit hard but I'm concerned about not having a spare.

Also, can you put non run-flats on a car that came with them?

Thanks.
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Good UHP A/S or Summer tires will transform the car. Just carry a patch kit and pump for any flats.
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