Tired of your BMW with Run Flats?

Friday, May 14, 2010 by Mac McNabb
Continental ContiComfortKitIt is time to try the Continental ContiComfortKit!

Are you tired of the noise from your Bridgestone Turanza EL-42 RFT, the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT, or other run-flats you have had on your BMW?

There are two things you need: A great non-run flat tire and a Continental ContiComfortKit. This kit allows you to air up a flat tire, and then has a silicone type of fix-a-flat material that goes into the tire to seal the leak for up to 50 miles. A great solution in a small box that gives you a perfect alternative to run flats and to a spare tire all in the same box!

Comments on Tired of your BMW with Run Flats?

Sunday, September 26, 2010 by Greg :
does it screw up the wheel sensor?
Monday, September 27, 2010 by Mac McNabb:
Great question! Quite often the silicone can be scraped off the sensor, and the sensor can continue to be used. Continental and Tire rack do not guarantee that however, and it could of course it damage the sensor too. I would put your odds at about 50/50. The thing is, many of the sensors for the BMW's are 35-50 dollars, and that cost plus the kit is still significantly less than the difference in costs from standard to run flat, and you get the benefits of having non-run flat tires. Feel free to give me a call and we can look exactly at the costs of your sensor and look at it objectively!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Cal:
Looking for a sensor friendly fix-a-flat type material/kit the will give me some assurance with my non-runflat tires. Just got the Hankook v12's. Hope I didn'tmake a mistake!!!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by MAC:
Where no company is going to guarantee that the silicone material used doesn't harm the sensor, we have had great luck with our Continental Comfort Kit. It does a nice job and if the silicone material does get on the sensor, quite often you are able to peel it off and re-use the sensor. Keep in mind though that most sensors from us are roughly 30-50 bucks, so even if you did damage a sensor you are still way ahead of the game. We currently don't have these on the web site so you will have to call if you are interested.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Dan Smyrski:
I have a 2008 BMW 335xi; How much is a replacement TPMS sensor for my car? How many hours is it to replace the sensor? Thanks in advance.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 by mac:
Dan, Here are the parts you will need: BERU 43MM LONG VALVE STEM 8.00 BERU 433MHZ SENSOR 4 NM 41.00 That is for each wheel. The time to replace will vary from instaler to installer. Most will just charge their standard mount/dismount fee with an additional 5-10 dollars to change the sensor. Thanks! MAC
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by abybaby:
Does the silicone harm the tire in any way? After injecting the silicone, can it be washed away and the tire patched up without any issues?

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