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      01-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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ARGH bloody RFT's

Just heard back from the dealer that i have a nail in the front tyre!
they are quoting $620 to replace one!
Plus the $200 for alignment...


Does anyone have a set of RFT's that they want to sell immediately.

Im still buying another set in April but need another set now...
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      01-08-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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Ask about tire/wheel insurance while you're getting this one replaced.

I signed up for it...I know it was about $580 USD, but given that the replacement tire could be around $400, I looked at it like paying for a replacement tire in advance.

The way it was explained to me anyway was it could be use an unlimited amount of times within a 4 year period.
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      01-08-2009, 09:53 PM   #3
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Excuse my ignorance... can't you just buy good ol' fashion tires for the flat?
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      01-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #4
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I have a set at home that I took off right after I got the car. PM me your offer and contact details.

I'm also in Sydney.
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      01-08-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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Excuse my ignorance... can't you just buy good ol' fashion tires for the flat?
Not at the dealership. They can't sell non-RFTs for liability reasons.
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      01-08-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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Not at the dealership. They can't sell non-RFTs for liability reasons.
Gotcha. Thanks. But technically you can without hurting the car, right?
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      01-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #7
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I have a set at home that I took off right after I got the car. PM me your offer and contact details.

I'm also in Sydney.

Jeff you got PM
would be appreciated if you could call and we can work out a price.
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      01-08-2009, 11:32 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear that minijet!

We will line up all the RFT for you haha.
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      01-08-2009, 11:45 PM   #9
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Ask about tire/wheel insurance while you're getting this one replaced.
I'm not sure that wheel and tire insurance is available in Oz. I'm sure I will be corrected if it is!
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      01-09-2009, 04:28 AM   #10
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I'm not sure that wheel and tire insurance is available in Oz. I'm sure I will be corrected if it is!
Apparently it is available through your BMW dealer. Yesterday I received a newsletter from our Brisbane dealers and they had a short blurb about it. Available for new and used BMW's. The thing is, they never told me about it when I purchased my car. I might have been interested, especially after my recent similar experience here:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21354

I don't know any other details but give them a call if you are interested.
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      01-10-2009, 12:15 AM   #11
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Well, update for today.
Managed to find a tyre shop that was willing to patch the tyre, but when they removed the tyre they noticed that the screw didnt penetrate through the tyre (hence no air loss)

removed the screw and only noticed that it was a short one. Phew... $500 bucks saved!
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      01-11-2009, 06:25 AM   #12
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I sometimes wonder how these nails and screws end up on our roads costing us hundreds of dollars for nothing...
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      01-11-2009, 07:45 AM   #13
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I sometimes wonder how these nails and screws end up on our roads costing us hundreds of dollars for nothing...
They probably fall off trademans' utes.
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