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Old 07-28-2005, 10:52 PM   #21
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yeap it was a nail, but i was going at a 120 mph when the tire went out, so it let out a lot of smoke....and part of the tire came out


and yes i called roadside but i was still stuck in OC with no car, no car rental and no ride home..(except a 100 dollar cab fare).it was a pretty shitty night so i got wasted and took my cab...


kinda funny this **** only happens to me going to OC
Amil just curious - are there a lot of people posting on e90fanatics? or is everyone whose anyone on e46fanatics?
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:50 AM   #22
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At those speeds, I think experiencing a blowout and not damaging the car, yourself, or some innocent people is a true testament to BMW engineering.


Thank your lucky stars, guy.
120? thats not that fast..
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:12 AM   #23
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120? thats not that fast..
Relatively, no, but then safely, yes it is.
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:59 PM   #24
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run flats work great, just strong sidewalls that let you drive on them...nascar tires are run flat tires too

they are different then self inflating tires which is what you'd think would be on an ///M car...but who knows when that will happen, h3ll hummer has them why cant we
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:23 PM   #25
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If you don't like runflat tires, I guess the best solution for you is to change your wheels, so you won't have to deal with runflats anymore. Btw, is there any space for a spare tire in the trunk?
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you could lay one in your trunk but that kills all your trunk space

thats what AAA and BMW roadside are for, call 'em if both of them can't get to you...then you are REALLY fsck'd
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:23 AM   #27
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Going way too fast when the tire got the nail. I was going 90 and I hit a pothole the wrong way, and it immediately blew out the whole thing. I traveling on just a rim to get off the freeway and to the nearest gas station.

This is what I had left when I got to a complete stop.



A quarter was wider than what I had left.



Granted, my tire is not a runflat, but the tire just basically 'blows up' at speeds as fast as you were going. Just be thankful you and the car ended up okay.
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Exactly. Amir, seriously, just be gald you were on run flats at 120. You'd need to replace a hell of a lot more than you do now.
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u should have raped the warranty benifits. they(bmw) would have paid for ur transport, food, lodging and everything. that would have taught them to put a spare in the trunk.

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u should have raped the warranty benifits. they(bmw) would have paid for ur transport, food, lodging and everything. that would have taught them to put a spare in the trunk.

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Yeah, I was quite lucky. Although I must admit that OEM wheels are strong as hell because I rode on that for quite a while (I was stuck on an interchange/mix of freeways and I was not about to get stranded where cars do go 90+). I had it checked out and it's still straight and I put it back on the car just fine. My car for the most part is okay but I do have some vibrations coming to stop (might be control arms, don't know). I learned my lesson the hard way.
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u should have raped the warranty benifits. they(bmw) would have paid for ur transport, food, lodging and everything. that would have taught them to put a spare in the trunk.

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i tried...they had told me that i have to make a reimbursement claim but i would be denyed because it was a tire...
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i tried...they had told me that i have to make a reimbursement claim but i would be denyed because it was a tire...
ouch! that sux, they harsh hype up the warranty coverage and customer "care"

and Bim Growl mybe you should read this book called the manual that comes with your car then you will understand is going on.
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ouch! that sux, they harsh hype up the warranty coverage and customer "care"

and Bim Growl mybe you should read this book called the manual that comes with your car then you will understand is going on.
A blown tire, whether it's run-flat or not, is NOT a warranty issue. First, this is considered "wear and tear", which the warranty doesn't cover, and secondly, add the fact that he was imroperly and illegally using the car at the time, and good luck getting even a dime out of BMW.

Believe me, I've read the manual, and I know these cars better than you ever could hope to, you little shit.

Don't dare talk down to me. If you want to match wits about the E46 chassis, then meet me in the Members forum for a friendly debate/quiz session. Oh but wait, you aren't even a member, you don't even support this site. Loser...
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A blown tire, whether it's run-flat or not, is NOT a warranty issue. First, this is considered "wear and tear", which the warranty doesn't cover, and secondly, add the fact that he was imroperly and illegally using the car at the time, and good luck getting even a dime out of BMW.

Believe me, I've read the manual, and I know these cars better than you ever could hope to, you little shit.

Don't dare talk down to me. If you want to match wits about the E46 chassis, then meet me in the Members forum for a friendly debate/quiz session. Oh but wait, you aren't even a member, you don't even support this site. Loser...
please dont bring your negative attitude to my thread...
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please dont bring your negative attitude to my thread...
...which is why I asked him if we could pick this up in another thread specifically for the purpose.

Excuse me.
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