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Old 08-03-2010, 02:21 PM
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I have a 2006 Mini Cooper S, that I just bought used last October and the dealer said the tires had recently been replaced. I took my car to gets its annual safety inspection today and it failed because 3 of the tires had bulges! The inspector said he sees it a lot on “this type of car.” I have Goodyear eagle tires, and they don't look that old. Can anyone tell me if they’ve had this problem before and if so, if there is a better tire for my car that will last longer? I live on the east coast and we had a particularly bad winter this year that resulted in a lot of pot holes, but I don’t feel like my tires should have gone this bad after just a year.
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:34 PM
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Runflats have VERY VERY stiff sidewalls , hitting a pothole and the lower profile we run cause the sidewalls to pinch against the rim causing the damage
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:44 PM
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I think they are run flat tires, would you recommend not going with run flat. will non-run flats last longer?
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:44 PM
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I've been running them for 40K never a trouble
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:02 PM
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what brand would you recommend? I was looking at the Goodyear Eagle GT.
 
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:18 PM
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Toyo proxes 4 is what I'm running
 

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