Decided the run-flats had to go. But keep the 17"s, at least for now.
4 x standard tyres ordered from Camskill on Saturday which arrived this morning. had them fitted late this afternoon. Haven't been far yet - only about 20 miles on local B roads I know well. Before with the run-flats I cringed and tensed, ready for the 'whack crash' and the jarring, whenever I saw an imperfection, poor surface, rough bit, small pothole, roughed up tarmac coming.
Within those meagre 20 miles, I've forgotten about them. Already! OK big potholes you feel but then you do in almost any car. I'm amazed at the difference in ride even after so few miles. Too new and too few miles to comment on the handling yet.
So I've got a nice set of run-flats for sale. 205/45/17 2 X Pirelli P Zero and 2 x Marshal Matrac FX MU11. Both loads of tread.
They are still in boot of the Mini. Need out, a good clean, check tread depth, take some pics. And sell' em.