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      11-06-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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Drives: 2011 550i M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: san diego

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First Impressions - New Non Runflat Tires

Disposed of the Michelin Primacy OEM RunFlats with a major upgrade to Bridgestone Potenza S-04's Non Runflats.

what a difference..

-I can feel the road- the dumbed down isolation sensation is gone. Feels a lot more like my '08 E60 550i.
-Great tip in, car is more responsive to subtle steering adjustments- at all speeds.
-No more run flat kerplunk over road expansion joints/etc. Car eats these up now.
-Tires make car handle and feel better, inspires greater driver confidence plus more aggressive cornering ability.

All I can say is if you're on the fence- make the change - dump the run flats, and based on my first few hundred miles the S-04's are a superior choice.

I also bought a Slime 70005 Safety Spare Flat Tire Repair System just to be safe...
2011 550i l Alpine White l Black Dakota l Anthracite Wood ; M Sport l Sport Auto Trans l Active Steering l Convenience Pkg l Driver Assistance Pkg l Prem. Pkg 2 l 4 Zone AC l Side/Top View Cameras l HUD w/ Extended Black Panel l BMW Apps/media l M Decklid Spoiler l ClearBra l V1 Radar ;Ordered 4/9/11,Delivered 5/21/11- sold 11-30-17