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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2012, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Ireland Run flats vs. reg tyres

I have a copper d fitted with 17 inch
Run flat tyres, I find them to be a pain in the
Arse... As these tyres wear out can I replace
Each run flat with a reg tyre, can I drive
With a mix of both type, with a view to driving
all reg tyres inventually, or will I have to
Bite the bullet and replace all at the same
Time...What's the view if me,
Would you make the change
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Yes, make the change if you want more comfort....loads of threads on this if you search Mini2.

Ideally you replace all the rf tyres in one go with reg tyres, certainly never one at a time.......some people replace in pairs but it is not recommended or ideal and you won't feel the full benefit of a swap straight away by doing that. You can always sell your good tread runflats secondhand.
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ive got a cooper s anyone know wheres best to get a space saver as im going to change to regular tyres too
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ive got a cooper s anyone know wheres best to get a space saver as im going to change to regular tyres too
Just out of interest, where will you keep the space saver?
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Change all 4 at once and as said before you can sell part worns on.

With a decent tread they should sell well.

You don't want to mix due to the different handling characteristics between run flats and regular tyres


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Just out of interest, where will you keep the space saver?
just fit in boot with straps or something
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The alternative is to carry a can of Tyre weld and a compressor.
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you got to get crap out of tyre then
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Holts tyre weld says:
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Thanks for that folks its four new tyres and a can of tyre weld for me so......x
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Thanks for that folks its four new tyres and a can of tyre weld for me so......x
If you have a Cooper D you could fit a spacesaver spare wheel as shown here:
http://www.mini2.com/forum/wheels-ty...are-wheel.html
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I didnt realise for about a year, until I took the car into the garage that I had run flats on the front and non run flats on the back, or the other way round!
I bought the car like that and obviously didnt pay much attention to that! Oops!
It ran fine though, I changed to all run flats a while later and I couldnt notice a difference, apart from my purse being stung!
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