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      03-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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Anyone purchasing the BMW Tire & Wheel Protection for M235i?

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Lots of conflicting info on different forums, I'd like to hear people's opinions on this package for this particular car.

BTW, how's the road condition in Boston? With that in mind, would you buy this package?
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      03-24-2014, 01:02 PM   #2
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One thing to keep in mind, if you are going to run winter wheels / tires (which you should in Boston) you'll only be covered half the time when the roads are in better shape to begin with.
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      03-24-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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That protection was designed for run-flats. I'm not sure why you would get it with the M235i.
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      03-24-2014, 01:58 PM   #4
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if you're not getting run flats and you get the m235 standard tires which are the Michelin pilot supersport tires, you probably don't need the protection. these tires are about $250 per tire from discount tires (when I researched it anyways) and my dealer was trying to charge me $3000 for the protection for 5 years. so didn't seem worth it to me and I would need to get them replaced almost 10 times in 5 years before I get the most bang for the buck. the finance guy was trying to tell me that he used it at least once a year since he got nails stuck in his tires all the time.....which seemed odd to me because after living in las vegas for 5 years, i haven't met anyone who got a nails stuck in their tire.
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      03-24-2014, 03:17 PM   #5
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One thing to keep in mind, if you are going to run winter wheels / tires (which you should in Boston) you'll only be covered half the time when the roads are in better shape to begin with.
ah, makes sense. Forgot that it only covers OEM tires/wheels.
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One thing to keep in mind, if you are going to run winter wheels / tires (which you should in Boston) you'll only be covered half the time when the roads are in better shape to begin with.
ah, makes sense. Forgot that it only covers OEM tires/wheels.
Yes and the tire ins for winter tires from tire rack is $20 per tire. If you run Sport edition rims which lots of folks do you can get a whole winter setup for $1400, and if you destroy a wheel and tire you're out $140 for the wheel and the tire gets replaced for you. The BMW insurance is crazy expensive especially if you only have the covered wheels and tires on half the time. The other thing to consider is by running two sets your regular tires will last twice as long (from a time perspective) so the $1400 for winter gear isn't that bad considering new tires all around will cost $1K.
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Yes and the tire ins for winter tires from tire rack is $20 per tire. If you run Sport edition rims which lots of folks do you can get a whole winter setup for $1400, and if you destroy a wheel and tire you're out $140 for the wheel and the tire gets replaced for you. The BMW insurance is crazy expensive especially if you only have the covered wheels and tires on half the time. The other thing to consider is by running two sets your regular tires will last twice as long (from a time perspective) so the $1400 for winter gear isn't that bad considering new tires all around will cost $1K.
yep, can't wait for TireRack to come out with aftermarket wheels. I might keep the 18" wheels+PSS for summer and maybe get 19" wheels+snow tires for winter? Is 19" too big for winter?
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Bad idea. You want narrow as possible and often go down a size bc the sidewall is so much thicker. You'll prob need a square setup w 18x8. Going to 17 you'll have caliper clearance issues. 19 with thick sidewall will cause rubbing issues I would imagine. Check 135is m brakes to get a rough idea of options. I was looking at Blizzak w some sport edition rims (they take BMW center caps).
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$3000 for wheel ins...wow tell them to go fly a kite
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Im in Boston area too...I was planning to get a winter beater for around $4-5k
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      03-24-2014, 10:10 PM   #11
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I was confused when I walked out financing when he wanted to sell me the tire/wheel package for 3 years well over $2K saying my special run-flats are $500 a piece installed by BMW service. Didn't find out until 2 days later from reading here and actually reading the tires they are not run-flats at all!

Had to replace two wheels on my 335i a few years back. Cost me $600 total for one front and one rear from a BMW reseller in the area. The only reason I needed to have them replaced in the first place was due to run-flats and pot holes. Replaced all the run-flats with regular tires two weeks later and never bent another rim.
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      03-25-2014, 07:23 PM   #12
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if its through safeguard -- it DOES cover aftermarket wheels/tires. I know that as a fact.
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One of those things they try to sell when you go in to sign the papers. I always pass.
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