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Old Feb 7th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Hey all,

Is anyone running their JCW on these in the size 205/45/17 88Y?
Love to hear your opnion on the drive?

Mine's currently on the standard Dunlop SP Sport runflats on the rears and some budget runflats on the front.

Trying to decide whether to get a pair of Dunlops to have a matching set or go the non run flat route and get 4 Goodyear F1 Asy2's?

Be great if anyone has any experience of these?
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Replaced all the 205/45/17 Pirelli Runflat tyres on my MINI with Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 215/40/17 non runflats (same overall diameter, slightly wider) a while back.

Pros: cheaper than runflats, much smoother ride and far better grip and handling than the runflats with their stiff sidewalls. Also no tram-lining.
Cons: You need to fit a space-saver spare (Cooper or One) or to carry a can of puncture repair from Halfords (Cooper S).

I think the latest generation runflat tyres have however improved......not sure about the 'budget' brands though?
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Thanks mab.

I dont want to lose the sporty firm feel in the corners the Mini gives but I'd like to remove the tramlining and the feeling of skipping over any bumps on the road you get with runflats.

I suspect maybe going for an XL tyre with its stiffer sidewalls would be a good compromise?

However, I've heard the Goodyears are a soft compound tyre or would that be irrelevent if I opt for an XL tyre?
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XL tyre with its stiffer sidewalls sounds like a good compromise......I have heard some say they miss the sporty firm Mini feel of runflats and the very direct steering feedback they give in corners......as with everything the best compromise to make will be different for individual drivers.
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XL tyre with its stiffer sidewalls sounds like a good compromise......I have heard some say they miss the sporty firm Mini feel of runflats and the very direct steering feedback they give in corners......as with everything the best compromise to make will be different for individual drivers.

thanks mab, advice is appreciated.

I think I will run the car on the Dunlop SP Sport 01 runflats until they need replacing before trying out the Goodyears in XL.

I think what you mean about losing that very direct steering feedback in the corners that the Mini gives is something I enjoy and wouldnt want to lose.

Thanks again!
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