Tires – run-flat vs conventional?

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  • #19717
    Scott Miles
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    Hi,

    I did a lot of research about switching from run-flat tires on my 2014 Mini Cooper Roadster S to conventional tires. Seem to be lots of advantages to conventional. My run-flats wear quickly and when I’ve gotten flats they could not be repaired.

    Also, I plan to stay with 205/45 R 17 tires unless there is support for 225/45.

    Any opinions?

    Thanks – Scott

    #19719
    George Marsh
    Keymaster

    I’m not sure if 225/45 will cause any rubbing issues. You might have to go to a 215/40 or 225/40.

    I love my Nitto NeoGens. Hard to beat the value.

    #19720
    George Marsh
    Keymaster

    I’m not sure if 225/45 will cause any rubbing issues. You might have to go to a 215/40 or 225/40.

    I love my Nitto NeoGens. Hard to beat the value.

    #19722
    Scott Miles
    Participant

    George,

    Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m going with 215/45 R 17 size and that should work fine. I will transition to conventional tires instead of run-flats since my research indicated a number of issues with run-flats. I have found the run-flats wear quickly, and both times I got a flat the tires could not be repaired and had to be replaced. If I was in a rural area, finding run-flats in stock at a repair shop could be a challenge.

    I’ll report back after trying the conventional tires.

    Thanks,

    Scott Miles

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