Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sidcup, Kent, UK
Re: Anyone got Run Flat Tyres?
Got them on my 525d. I don't think you can compare the ride to a 156, it is still much smoother in the BMW.
No experience of non run flats on my car, but the boys on the E60 forums recommend changing the run flats to standard.
One of mine has a slow puncture, and at over £150 for a new 18" run flat tyre, I can't be bothered to replace it. I just wait for the tyre pressure monitor alarm to come on, and then pum some air into it when I get the chance.
You defiinitely need a monitor, otherwise you will never know when you get the puncture. You can drive for about 200 miles at normal speeds after the puncture, but you'd want to know if you had a puncture! I drove mine with only 19psi (normally 32).........I could not tell from the ride of the car.....only from the monitor.
There is some debate whether a run flat puncture can be repaired.