View Full Version : Run flats - need advise

February 15th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Greetings from the Beach. Any experience or advice on this type tire. We think conventional ones would work fine and would be more economical, however what do you do without a spare? You ideas would be appreciated. Thanks, Ole tel. 336.210.5959

February 15th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Go with a bottle of slime, a small air compressor and as Ben says a membership to AAA.

February 15th, 2011, 02:17 PM
As dmagoun said - small air compressor, tire plug kit or slime. There are various kits available at your local auto parts store. I got rid of my runflats the first chance I got. I didn't like them at all - they were loud and they don't wear evenly (even with good alignment and consistent tire rotation).

Do you have a Cooper? don't they come with a doughnut?

limey loco
February 15th, 2011, 02:36 PM
I got rid of mine at Christmas for 4 brand new Toyo's....Mind the price of just 1 replacement run flat over here like most other things, is way expensive

Anyhow, 4 standard tyres and i think a better ride all round

February 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Thanks, sound sensible to me. Ole

limey loco
February 16th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Thanks, sound sensible to me. Ole

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