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      08-13-2010, 01:52 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by pruettfan View Post
Runflats were designed for those who are elderly or had handicaps so that they would not have to get out and change a tire. I believe that is why they are an option and not standard. I believe Bridgestone cut BMW an awesome deal to make RFT's standard in the US since we are the biggest market in the world for BMW. Reality many stick with OEM tires so getting them on a car coming out of the factory is essential to stimulating future sales at full retail prices.
Even if your capable of changing your tire - what are you going to change it with, even without runflats, there is no room for a spare in the car, so at best you will get what the M3 has, a can of fix a flat and a 12V air compressor. I would prefer non-runflats if the car had an actual compact spare, but would rather have the run-flats if all I get is a can of fix-a-flat!
2008 E93 335i, MHD, HPF IC, Injen Intake, AR DPs, Xhp TCU Flash
2016 X5 M-sport 35i JB Stage 1
2014 Mercedes C63 507 Edition