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Infiniti financial said that lease returns have to have run flats. There are going to be a lot of pissed off people 39 months from now
 

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Infiniti financial said that lease returns have to have run flats. There are going to be a lot of pissed off people 39 months from now
That makes no sense at all. As long as you replace the tires if they are worn out, shouldn't have to be run flats. If that is a requirement, it should be noted in their lease agreement.
 

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Of course they are going to say that. I wouldn't call a phone rep as golden word. I think it just depends if they put it on their checklist to make sure there are runflats installed. We won't truly know until people start turning in their leases how strict they are...
 

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That makes no sense at all. As long as you replace the tires if they are worn out, shouldn't have to be run flats. If that is a requirement, it should be noted in their lease agreement.
The lease agreement says comparable and they say that run flats are necessary to be comparable. They don't care if the brand is the same. This came from my dealers district manager. I agree that they might not check but its a huge risk to take. BMW is charging people who don't turn in run flats
 
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That makes no sense at all. As long as you replace the tires if they are worn out, shouldn't have to be run flats. If that is a requirement, it should be noted in their lease agreement.
No need for lease agreement- see owners manual- Only tires approved for Q50 officially are RF tires.
The lease agreement says comparable and they say that run flats are necessary to be comparable. They don't care if the brand is the same. This came from my dealers district manager. I agree that they might not check but its a huge risk to take. BMW is charging people who don't turn in run flats
Save the original run flats and reinstall prior to return may be best option.

Owners manual- Only tires approved per the OM are RF tires.
 
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Also the owners manual says the tire pressure monitoring system won't work with different kind of tires...
 

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Oh well, gotta pay to play.
I think the tire pressure monitoring will work with any tire that has the sensor in it. Really not sure what I'm going to do. Store the lame tires and put them back on before I return it, or just buy the car. Financially buying the car is a better decision, but I haven't kept a car for 6 years in a long time!
 

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Also the owners manual says the tire pressure monitoring system won't work with different kind of tires...
OM only says "Replacing tires with those not originally specified by INFINITI could affect the proper operation of the TPMS."

Oh well, gotta pay to play.
FYI: TPSM sensors have nothing to do with tire type, only thing is to record the tpsm sensors ids before replacing the tires and reconfirm the ids after installing new tires.
 

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If I end up getting this car (big if with the leases looking as they do), I would probably just put Pirellis on it right away, store the run flats and put them back on before turn in.
I had talked myself into buying last week so I wouldn't have to deal with the stress of the tires and because financing is so cheap right now, but then Infiniti announced the 1K loyalty and that made my lease cheaper.
 

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Ben do you also think buying would be the better option if you only kept the car for 3 years? Just curious.
 

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If I end up getting this car (big if with the leases looking as they do), I would probably just put Pirellis on it right away, store the run flats and put them back on before turn in.
That's likely exactly what I'm going to do...what types are people thinking of getting? I'd want something that will last the life of my lease (48,000 miles)...I'll put the run flats back on a few months before I turn the car in so I guess the tires could last 40,000 miles...
 

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That's likely exactly what I'm going to do...what types are people thinking of getting? I'd want something that will last the life of my lease (48,000 miles)...I'll put the run flats back on a few months before I turn the car in so I guess the tires could last 40,000 miles...
If I buy, I will use the Dunlops for a year and then get Micheline Pilot AS3's.
I I lease I will use the Dunlops for 6-8 months then put the AS3's on until the week before I turn in the car.
 
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If I buy, I will use the Dunlops for a year and then get Micheline Pilot AS3's.
I I lease I will use the Dunlops for 6-8 months then put the AS3's on until the week before I turn in the car.
I think that's exactly what I plan to do...and just keep a can of fix a flat... Do those cans work and can the tire still be repaired if you use a can of fix a flat?
 

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I think that's exactly what I plan to do...and just keep a can of fix a flat... Do those cans work and can the tire still be repaired if you use a can of fix a flat?
Don't know. It's really stupid of Infiniti to make such a big deal about the run flats and then turn around and equip so many of the cars with a spare. Doesn't make any sense
 
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