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    Run Flat Tires

    For those of you that have run flats: What do you think? Are you happy that you have them? Hard ride? Stiff ride? Loud ride? I am skeptical of them. They were optional on my 06 Acura RL and nobody had anything good to say about them. I ended up with regular Michelins and they went 60 K miles. Have the run flats improved?

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    Smooth as butter. A little loud, but perf tires typically are.

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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    I've no problem so far...smooth ride...don't know why they get such a bad rap.

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    They have really improved, since 2005.

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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    Mine ran smooth and quiet. But my gripe was 17" weighed in with RFs 54.4 each tire holy heavy.

    My 18" rims with Michelin Pilot Super Sports non RFs weighed in at 43 lbs each. That's a pretty significant
    weight savings in rotational mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siren05
    Mine ran smooth and quiet. But my gripe was 17" weighed in with RFs 54.4 each tire holy heavy.

    My 18" rims with Michelin Pilot Super Sports non RFs weighed in at 43 lbs each. That's a pretty significant
    weight savings in rotational mass.
    I loved on PSS on a past car. But I'm sticking to the Stones unless something crazy happens.

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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    Excuse my ignorance. What is PSS?

    Thanks
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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by myronf View Post
    What is PSS?
    Pilot Super Sports

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    How can you tell if you have run flats?

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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Rongotti View Post
    How can you tell if you have run flats?
    I would expect it to be indicated on the tires themselves.

    If you are talking about an ATS, if there is an air pump in your trunk it did NOT come with run flat tires. Only the base model painted flat spoke 17" wheels came with non run-flat tires.

    Alternately, you could poke a hole in one and see if it goes flat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy
    I would expect it to be indicated on the tires themselves.

    If you are talking about an ATS, if there is an air pump in your trunk it did NOT come with run flat tires. Only the base model painted flat spoke 17" wheels came with non run-flat tires.

    Alternately, you could poke a hole in one and see if it goes flat
    Haha, yup poke it . Also, most runflats stay 'rft' or have a star on the sidewall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy
    I would expect it to be indicated on the tires themselves.

    If you are talking about an ATS, if there is an air pump in your trunk it did NOT come with run flat tires. Only the base model painted flat spoke 17" wheels came with non run-flat tires.

    Alternately, you could poke a hole in one and see if it goes flat
    It is, no need to poke . They have a star or say RFT.

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    Hmmmm mine are Michelins that say ZP (Zero Pressure) so I am good right?

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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    Not sure if it is due to being a run flat or high performance summer tires, but when the temp gets below 38 or so I think the ride is noticeable stiffer than at say 80 degrees. Never really noticed that with my other cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rongotti
    How can you tell if you have run flats?
    There should be "RFT" on the side wall. We have run flats on our X5 (19").

    They are a little firmer, but I like the overall.

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    Re: Run Flat Tires

    I thought the run flats were harsh riding. I was driving the car last Month and hit a few pot holes and I said to my wife "these run flats are harsh and I think the fact that they are 18" wheels make them even harsher" Then I thought a bit more and realized that I had my 17" non run flat snows on at the time. Since then I have put my 18" RFT's back on and they feel the same as the snows as far as harshness. Maybe its just a state of mind when it comes to these tires?

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