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      01-15-2020, 07:14 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by BoredBMWBanker View Post
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Originally Posted by BoredBMWBanker View Post
I have about 1,400 miles on a 2020 m550i. This afternoon while looking at houses and at my next stop discovered a nail all the way into the tire. Low pressure alert came on, but only a few psi low. Is this something I can patch? If not, given my low mileage, can I just replace the one tire?

This is the front passenger side.
If you can afford the car, you can afford a new tire. Error on the side of caution. It's only your life.

A run flat tire may not work as designed if it's been patched. It's not worth the risk, especially at high-speed.
I'm just cheap. I had to replace two as another had a nail too...900 later..
I get it, trust me. I just had to replace one crappy Goodyear tires knowing that I don't like them. It was either that, or replace all four which only have 5000 miles on the whole set. Something about patching a tire will always put a doubt in my mind if I decide to take my car out at a brisk pace.
2019 BMW M550i xDrive Sedan | 2018 BMW 230i Coupe | 2017 X6 BMW xDrive35i | 2011 BMW S1000RR (BMW Motorrad) | 2008 BMW 528i Sedan