Thread: Run flat tires
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      10-15-2012, 07:10 PM   #38
mleskovar
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Drives: '09 128i
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Location: Huntington Beach, CA


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28K miles and coming up on replacing my wife's RFTs. Had one slow leak that was close to the sidewall and an inside patch wouldn't hold. A plug worked fine. In all my and my family's years of driving we've only had one blow out (hit a piece of concrete on the freeway) that a patch/plug wouldn't fix and even an RFT wouldn't have been usable with similar damage. The tire came apart. The RFTs are too expensive, handle poorly, and too harsh on the ride so I won't be replacing them with another set of RFTs. I'll play the odds RFTs aren't needed. I already have a plug kit and air compressor in the trunk.