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So I have a new Q60 3.0t Premium... I accidentally ran over a square of road that was under repair and very rough, causing a bulge in the sidewall of one run flat tires. Went to dealer and they wanted $513 for the new tire. I already knew I was going to ditch the rfts when they wore out, and while at the dealer, I looked up the price for four non run flats and they will cost probably $900. I then asked the doofus at the dealer how much for the inflator kit.

They wanted $538.00 for the kit!!! This is the Naperville, Illinois shop. I basically told him to F off and left. Continental sells what looks like the exact same kit for $79 on Tire Rack.

WTF is the stealership thinking?
 

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So I have a new Q60 3.0t Premium... I accidentally ran over a square of road that was under repair and very rough, causing a bulge in the sidewall of one run flat tires. Went to dealer and they wanted $513 for the new tire. I already knew I was going to ditch the rfts when they wore out, and while at the dealer, I looked up the price for four non run flats and they will cost probably $900. I then asked the doofus at the dealer how much for the inflator kit.

They wanted $538.00 for the kit!!! This is the Naperville, Illinois shop. I basically told him to F off and left. Continental sells what looks like the exact same kit for $79 on Tire Rack.

WTF is the stealership thinking?
I think they think: "who in their right mind will buy tire repair kit at dealership?"
Costco sells good set for $28
 

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So I have a new Q60 3.0t Premium... I accidentally ran over a square of road that was under repair and very rough, causing a bulge in the sidewall of one run flat tires. Went to dealer and they wanted $513 for the new tire. I already knew I was going to ditch the rfts when they wore out, and while at the dealer, I looked up the price for four non run flats and they will cost probably $900. I then asked the doofus at the dealer how much for the inflator kit.

They wanted $538.00 for the kit!!! This is the Naperville, Illinois shop. I basically told him to F off and left. Continental sells what looks like the exact same kit for $79 on Tire Rack.

WTF is the stealership thinking?

Holy sh*t!!

In their defense, it is probably made from the same "unobtainium" in the Avatar movies. It takes a dozen Pandorans to put together a single kit after mining the ore for it. What's that you say....Avatar ended with the Pandorans being free...that's bs!! We all know that only lasted like 5mins.
 

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You pretty much answered your question with this one word; "stealership". Yup, never buy things from them unless absolutely necessary.
 

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OMG! 57310-6AV0D is $538.37 on parts.infinitiusa.com
 

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The kit shown above is exactly what I ordered yesterday and will have in my hands tomorrow!! Unbelievable what they think they can charge for it.
 

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Update: I filled in the survey after the service call and noted the issue with the overpriced kit. The dealer called me and said they were shocked that corporate would do that and she told me she contacted her Infiniti rep and corporate because, in her words, “this is ridiculous”. She will let me know what happens and I will do the same here.
 

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Update: I filled in the survey after the service call and noted the issue with the overpriced kit. The dealer called me and said they were shocked that corporate would do that and she told me she contacted her Infiniti rep and corporate because, in her words, “this is ridiculous”. She will let me know what happens and I will do the same here.
They also sell CONTICOMFORTKIT REPLACEMENT PARTS. Apparently "when the tire sealant has been activated to temporarily seal a tire, the sealant flows through an adapter and air hose, which become coated with the sealant. Therefore the sealant bottle, adapter and air hose must be replaced to prepare the ContiComfortKit to be returned to service for future use as a stand-alone compressor or to provide temporary extended mobility."

https://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=39
 

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Why did you go with the Continental's vs the Michelin AS3+? I am assuming you have AWD since you purchased your car at Naperville Infiniti. That is where I got my car.


I am asking because I am about to switch out my Dunlop run flats on my Q60 RS AWD that I am leasing. I plan on putting the run flats back on when I return the car.
 

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Why did you go with the Continental's vs the Michelin AS3+? I am assuming you have AWD since you purchased your car at Naperville Infiniti. That is where I got my car.


I am asking because I am about to switch out my Dunlop run flats on my Q60 RS AWD that I am leasing. I plan on putting the run flats back on when I return the car.
Because I know the Continentals are awesome in snow and like having that extra security especially since my wife and kids sometimes drive it. I don’t need the very best performance. Very good performance is good enough for me. Plus they stick like glue to the road. Yes, AWD.
 

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They also sell CONTICOMFORTKIT REPLACEMENT PARTS. Apparently "when the tire sealant has been activated to temporarily seal a tire, the sealant flows through an adapter and air hose, which become coated with the sealant. Therefore the sealant bottle, adapter and air hose must be replaced to prepare the ContiComfortKit to be returned to service for future use as a stand-alone compressor or to provide temporary extended mobility."

https://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=39
The Q60 has traditional TPMS sensors incorporated in the valve stem. One note about using sealants - you'll likely need to replace the TPMS sensor, as the sealant coats everything internally. Tire Rack even provides this warning:

Note: This product cannot be used on vehicles equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring sensors in the wheels. Use of this product on these vehicles could result in damage to the sensor inside the wheel. Please contact your sales specialist at Tire Rack for more information.
 

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The Q60 has traditional TPMS sensors incorporated in the valve stem. One note about using sealants - you'll likely need to replace the TPMS sensor, as the sealant coats everything internally. Tire Rack even provides this warning:

Note: This product cannot be used on vehicles equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring sensors in the wheels. Use of this product on these vehicles could result in damage to the sensor inside the wheel. Please contact your sales specialist at Tire Rack for more information.
Yup, but that's what comes with the RWD models
 

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Just busted out the kit that came with the car. It's labled ContiMobilityKit.

ContiMobilityKit
 
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I use to run Michelin Pilots A/S's on my G35 Coupe and after numerous replacements switched to Continentals. I had my G35 for 14.5 years and realized the Continentals were higher rated on Tire Rack, cost less, and couldn't believe how much quieter they were and then the performance was so much better! No brainer, I mean it just wasn't close. Running down Route 270 outside of DC in the rain, I had to run it down to 60 or less or I would getting sliding / drifting.
 

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So, the one from Tire Rack is the ContiComfort Kit. Comes with 12 volt compressor with attached liquid sealant. Slightly different but not $459 worth. Just packaged differently.
 

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So, the one from Tire Rack is the ContiComfort Kit. Comes with 12 volt compressor with attached liquid sealant. Slightly different but not $459 worth. Just packaged differently.
The Tire Rack version seems to be even more substantial than the OEM Conti Kit.
 
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