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Old Oct 18th, 2012, 08:36 PM
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We have 18" RFT shod wheels for Summer and 17" RFT shod wheels for the Winter. Never noticed any excess noise or odd handling. The ride is harder but it's not that bad and I've never experienced any twitching caused by potholes that was in any way unusual. Most poor road surfaces will upset just about any car.

Try taking an X6 with 21" RFT shod 325 tread width wheels out on a rough road......that's a bad ride!

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With Aussie roads I wouldn't go anywhere near 18" and RF but that is me.

I have also seen RF run at 41psi before and they won't be lasting very long at all and at $400+ a pop it is a consideration.

You will get all sorts of opinions but you really need to take one for a test to see what you think.

But the ride between RF and Non RF is chalk and cheese. If you don't like the look of 17's get the 18's without the RF.

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Good feedback from everyone. I like to hear that with 18's and sport suspension, a simple swapover from runflats to regular tires makes a good difference. This is how I will buy my 2013 Countryman S ALL4 and I'll probably just get rid of the runflats on day 1.
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