: Runflat tires



kgoch
06-05-07, 09:08 AM
I just changed from non-runflat tires back to runflat tires. This cars suspension is definitly designed for runflat tires. What a difference in handling. I found with the non-runflats I had to run a lot more pressure to stiffen the sidewalls, but it still is not as good as the runflats with factory recommended pressure.

darkman
06-05-07, 10:54 AM
What non-run flat tires were you using and what kind of run-flat did you instll this time?

kgoch
06-05-07, 01:42 PM
I went from the original goodyears to bridgstone RE050A runflats, the to bridgstone potenza non-runflats, which I wore out in 10,000 miles, so I put the RE050A's back on. I have 14,000 on the RE050A's and about another 3-4,000 to go. The difference in handling was substantial between the runflats and non-runflats.

darkman
06-05-07, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the info. How would you rate the Bridgestone runflats as compared with the orignal Goodyear runflats (F1's I assume) in terms of handling and treadwear?

kgoch
06-05-07, 02:27 PM
About double in treadwear and I think they have better grip throughout the tread life.

Luna.
06-05-07, 04:09 PM
I love stiff sidewalls as well. :thumbsup: :)

Urby loves other stiff things though!!! :eek: