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Old Apr 12th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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Hi Guys,
Looking to replace my 17" runflats soon, never had to replace tires before as did low mileage. I have the Cooper D and do not want the runflats but would like some which will help reduce the road noise. Don't wish to spend too much on them but don't want the budget ones. Any help would be appreciated.
Also has anyone used etyres the mobile Tyre fitters, if so was you happy with them.
Thanks guys for any help you can give me.
Pete

Never tried etyres, but you could try these to get an idea of price
Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres - 17" ::

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i am also thinking about changing from run flats to non run flats, but hear storys of tyres not seating on the rims and coming off, is all this just scare tactics by companys just to make people buy the more exensive run flat or has anyone had it happen?

Considering that runflats are now an 75 option on new cars and non-runflats were a no cost option previously, I would say there is a lot of scare mongering.

I dont need to make my car go faster, I just need to learn to drive it faster.
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Old Apr 14th, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Update 2 - approx 500 miles

So I've had the tyres on for a few weeks now and they've worn in nicely.

Grip/Handling
Superb! So far it's seems pretty unshakable. You have to really push it to get any slip and wheelspin under acceleration has been reduced too. I haven't had any moments yet so I can't comment on what it's like when the rears let go...
In the wet it's the same story, I'm not a fan of aquaplaning and these tyres definitely inspire confidence in the wet. Big thumbs up.
The only possible down side for some is that some of the initial turn in has been lost, to me it makes the car less twitchy, but some may feel that it's not as sharp. I don't mind though as it means you can be smoother with your steering inputs. I'm sure this is due to the increased width and the reduced side wall stiffness compared to the runflats.

Tramlining:
Gone. Fantastic.

Ride quality:
Much improved, make no mistake though, I have a R53 MCS and the ride is still pretty firm, changing to non runflats won't make any car that is designed to be sporty hugely different. But... it has made the car much better when you hit unavoidable pot holes. As I said earlier, it 'thumps' over bumps rather than 'crashing' through them.

Road noise:
I haven't noticed a huge difference to be honest... I generally have the radio on or the supercharger turned up! If you pushed me I'd say it was a bit quieter, but I didn't think it was to noisy before.

Tyre wear:
Don't know... don't really care... if I get 10-15k I'll be happy.

Sumary:
If you're thinking of changing tyres I would recommend these to anyone.
215-40-17 is a great replacement for the original 205-45-17 tyres, and is about as close as you can get to the original radius. I'm very impressed with TOYO Proxes T1R's, seem just as good so far as the Goodyear Eagle F1's I had on a previous car.
Just remember that if your in a Cooper S, you don't have a spare so sign up with a rescue service or get some tyre gunk and a compressor.
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so i finally got round to changing tyres.
took your advice minicharged. went for the toyos same size n all.
they feel great and ive only driven 20 miles in them upto now.
road noise seems alot quieter, ride has improved imensely which is one of the main reasons i wanted to rid the runcraps in the first place. i hear that the toyos are great in the wet so after a bit of bedding in and on a rainy day il see how they are n if they live upto wot the reviews n ppl say, i mean i know for defo pirelli runcraps are absolute dire in the wet wheels spins n understeer!! urgh anyways never shall i be gettin runcraps again judging by the difference i feel already in the tyres.
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