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Best All-Season RunFlat?

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Old 08-13-2007, 01:41 PM
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My Dunlop Sport 5000's are cuped on the inside edge and noisy at 20K miles. Can anyone recommend a good and affordable replacement brand and model? Thanks.
Rich
 
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:45 AM
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Dunlops are solid around. You didn't like them?
 
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:49 AM
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No, definitely do not like the OEM Dunlop Sport 5000's. They were OK for the first 10K miles, but became so noisy that I thought a wheel bearing was going out. Even with the wheels balanced and checked for dents, my steering wheel would vibrate back and forth at 70 mph. When I took my car in at 22K miles to have the front-end checked out, the dealer put a new set of wheels and tires on the car to see if that got rid of the noise and vibration -- it did.

So I ordered a new set of 195/55VR-16 Continental ContiProContact SSR RunFlats from TireRack for $109 each and had Discount Tire put them on for $100. My Mini S now rides smooth and quiet with the same great handling -- all vibration and noise is gone. I went with these Conti's because they are now the OEM tires that come on the 2007 MCS cars and are considered a "second-generation" design runflat.
 
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:25 PM
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Ditch the run-flats! You'll be much happier wtih a bottle of slime and a 12V compressor and the nice comfy responsive ride of non run-flat tires.
 
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:28 AM
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After several blowouts on my run flats, I replaced them with conventional non-run flats. Have been satisfied with the softer ride and have not had any blowouts.
 
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