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    Default Run flats VS Non run flats

    Looking to get some new summer /all seasons for my 328, and can't decide between the run flat or non run flat. I don't have an extra rim to carry a spare, so I'm a little concerned about being stuck without being able to get somewhere.

    Any thoughts?

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    Never a run-flat, ever.
    Never.

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    Personally I'd save half the money and get regular tires that handle much better. For piece of mind you can get one of those goo injection and 12v air pump kits that all the manufacturers put in their cars now to avoid putting a spare or those garbage run flats. Or just get AMA.

    Think about how stranded you would be if you hydroplaned off the road because of running run flat tires.

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    I think they have gotten better... But I still don't run them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Never a run-flat, ever.
    Never.
    Yup never. And they have a special install procedure / fill that only some shops are equipped for
    Waste of money. NEVER RF
    A Ferrari is a high maintenance chick, you spend money regardless of what you do with her. You can baby the C63, or slap on all seasons, and you won't be spending anything but yearly maintenance. Of course that's like dating a stripper and refusing to fuck her, which would make you gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bourge73 View Post
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    Yup never. And they have a special install procedure / fill that only some shops are equipped for
    Waste of money. NEVER RF
    This and some shops even refuse to repair run flats, even when the puncture is in the middle of the tread.

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    You're a sucker if you buy run flats.

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    Never buy runflats. Out of all the options out there they are the worst.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
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    Thanks!!

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    If you don't have room for spare, just throw in tire repair kit in the trunk and make sure you subscribe to some sort of road side assistance to help you out.

    RF tires are expensive and performs way worse.

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    I personally do not like runflat tires for a number of reasons, most of them touched on above. Rough ride, fast wear, heavy weights, higher costs etc are all legitimate concerns. Runflats are technically a repairable tire, but the issues come from driving on the tire while it has zero air in it rendering the tire potentially unsafe for repair because of the casing getting overheated. If the tire is kept inflated or the tire is brought in before it ever deflated it is totally possible to repair them, but because of the nature of people not being honest trying to save some money, then suing when a problem crops up after the fact, many shops are leery about fixing them period.

    This said, if you are someone who cannot afford to be temporarily inconvenienced by having to deal with a dead flat tire with no spare, a runflat will do what it says. I have a client who is a heart surgeon and he brought up the fact that if he gets an emergency call in the middle of the night and has to get to the hospital for a life and death situation and he comes out to a flat tire, he just has to get in and go and is willing to buy a new tire after the fact. Makes total sense for him, but for most of us, it is an expensive solution to a relatively rare manageable situation if a flat tire occurs.
    Bob Blakeborough

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