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Got boned for $1,000.

The rear right tire of the BMW had a small leak so I took it to Discount Tires. While inspecting the tires, the store personnel saw a 12-inch gash in the interior wall of the front left tire going into the steel reinforcement. I have no idea how that happened. The Bridgestone run flat that came with the car was $389 per tire, and the GoodYear F1 All Season was $201 per tire, so I decided to replace both fronts since, I hated the ride of the run flats anyways. Plus GoodYears come with 25,000 miles warranty. Yay for Z-rated tires I guess!

I went for lunch while they replaced the front tires and fixed the rear right. The guy calls me saying you need to take a look at the rear right tire (the one with the leak). Well for my luck that one too had a huge gash going from the inside wall to the middle three quarters of the tire tire tread and again the steel reinforcements were pretty much visible. So I had to replace the rear two too.

One more thing, starting Jan 1, 2010, government has started to tax extra for the tires not made in USA. I am glad the GoodYears I have proudly say MADE IN USA.

What a day!

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Breaks Men's Will

It certainly does, but I have been laughing this off and not trying to take it seriously.

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Breaks Men's Will

I prefer Break My Wallet.

Granted, the fact that it is a BMW and the problem with the tires are two separate things.

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So does it look like you got into something or is it a tire defect?

Not a tire defect, seems like the wall of the FL tire was sheared possibly by an object and there was a definite cut on the RR tire.

BMW = Bitching Moaning and Whining

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Wait... not Big Man's Wang?:huh:

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This is fun.:)

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Not to me it isn't, mister!

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Why'd it have runflats to begin with? I thought only E90s started having them...

My friends put them on for the third set. Apparently they did not have road side hazard assistance for the tires.

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>>"One more thing, starting Jan 1, 2010, government has started to tax extra for the tires not made in USA."<<

Wow.

This must be related to the chinese junk tire fiasco, correct?

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Michelin had a tire factory 10 minutes from my house. I was checking the site out last month- seems unlikely they'll open it back up- they left in '30 and the place has gotten a bit... rough.

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That's not fair for good tire manufactures IMO. I mean the whole reason for the Chinese tax was because they were flooding the market with cheap junk tires. My Michelin Pilots are made in France. They certainly aren't junk and certainly not cheap.

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Interestingly the cheap $51 Fuzions (a brand of Bridgestone) on the van were made in the USA. Low price and US country of origin aren't mutually exclusive..

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