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Old 12th February 2008, 17:46   #16
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i want run-flat tyre dealers in delhi, we are in the business of bullet proofing (armouring) and want these tyres with road guard.any idea where i can get them in delhi???
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Yeah, will PM you the details of the dealers tomorrow. What sizes do you usually need??
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The repair didn't work out too well. The additional weight was causing issues with the wheel balancing.
Took the plunge...got a new one for 21k .. Ouch!
but still a small price for peace of mind.
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Old 15th February 2008, 12:45   #19
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That's always a problem with sidewall repair for all tyres whether RFT or Non-RFT. The repairing never lets the balancing settle as there is a permanent bulge in the sidewall which will always cause steering shake at speed.
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The repair didn't work out too well. The additional weight was causing issues with the wheel balancing.
Took the plunge...got a new one for 21k .. Ouch!
but still a small price for peace of mind.
so you bought it from Lalit of four seasons?
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Old 15th February 2008, 18:41   #21
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Got it from Infinty itself.
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Old 25th July 2008, 18:00   #22
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I have been reading some interesting stuff on Runflats on this thread.

Comments from experts (sic):

No side wall repairs->The piece never gets balanced & doesn't last as well. The feeling of riding your Beamer on repaired tyre is so uneasy. You must watch the RFT video available with Bavaria (BMW Dealer-Pune) & you will never switch to standard tubeless radial for your Beamer.

Puncture repairs: Yes you can have the punctures repaired. But then these are high spead tyres fitted on mean machines. I will not bet my 60 lac car for a puncture repair.

Experience: Driven 38,000 Kms on my 530d (CBU with Runflats). No puncture & no bulges. Have BSI+R (5 Years 100,000 Kms) & Secure to complete the package. My secure will pay for any puncture if I end up being unlucky with my wheels.

I am told that Bulged Tyres are not covered by BSI+R, Secure, Warranty etc. I have to pay for them. THE FLIP SIDE. The dealer shared with me the following link. (Look @ the last picture)

Dunlop Tyres UK
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this is a little off topic but could you shed some more light on the Secure insurance?

I did not get it with my car as they werent willing to transfer my 65% NCB on my current policy but now the dealer mighht just be able to do it.

In that case id like to make the switch as i already shelled out 21k for a run flat last time. Although i would shift to regular tubeless once these wear out.

Would secure then be useful for me? What are the "extra" benifits?
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Smile On Secure "Insurance"-

Let's discuss it here ... as amply clarified to me before buying the Secure package.

Secure is NOT insurance. BMW Secure is a BMW product. What BMW seems to be trying to do is to cover every aspect of the car's running expenses (read: maintenance, accidents etc) to the maximum so that the customers like u & I do not end up being the odd one out who's beamer is suddenly wanting spares & drilling holes in the pocket. (Read minimizing risk of ownership)

Let's see the combination: You have Warranty (2 Years) + Some dealer's Goodwill (to help those odd cases) + a 5y/100 BSI+R + Insirance. This covers you just about completely for the next 5 Years. There is no repair expense that you can foresee after applying the above combination that you cannot pay for from the petty change you carry in your pocket.

The EXCEPTIONS: With the above combination, only major maintenance expense that's left is

- the Depreciation part on Insurance Claim.
- the Punctured Tyres.

Buying a Secure implies that in case of

- An accident repair, the depreciation portion, excess clause etc which is short settled by the Insurance Company is paid by BMW Secure. (Not by car owner)
- RFT Punctures: You can avail upto a set of 4 tyres replacement for punctures. There is a partial payout though 100% for new tyre - 30% with worn out tyre eg 1.6 mm tread left. NOTE: Claiming punctured tyres does not affect your NCB in any way.

There are hosts of other personal benefits that are bundled into Secure. This, the F&I manager at the dealership can explain.

For me, I went to the showroom with a given 'Expense on my mind'. The generous 5Y/100 BSI+R and other trinklets that I picked have given me sufficient piece of mind.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The only recurring expenses on my Beamer now are: Fuel, The 1 litre oil can that I keep in the boot, INR 450.00 pm that I give to washing boy.

Flip Side: Tyre Sidewall Damages - No respite anywhere. The only solution that I found is to treat yur Beamer as it is to be treated...There won't be those cracked sidewalls.
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I have been reading some interesting stuff on Runflats on this thread.

Comments from experts (sic):

No side wall repairs->The piece never gets balanced & doesn't last as well. The feeling of riding your Beamer on repaired tyre is so uneasy. You must watch the RFT video available with Bavaria (BMW Dealer-Pune) & you will never switch to standard tubeless radial for your Beamer.
Hey BeamerBoy, could you please elaborate on the above?
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Hey BeamerBoy, could you please elaborate on the above?
This Quote is from Long Long Time Ago. I have stuck to RFTs still.

Actually I saw a video during the initial days at the Pune Dealer. The overenthusiastic Service Manager showed to me. I quite liked the idea and the logic of RFTs and hence my comment. I hate stopping on the road for tyre change and so my feelings.

The RFT video I wish was available with me to be shared but then there is something else on the you tube. Don't know if the link works but I'll still try.

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