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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 2010, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Changing from run flats to standard tyres on Mini Cooper S

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I bought a 2003 registered Mini about 4 months ago (my first!) and I love the car. However, it came with Pirelli Eufori@ 205/45/17 run flats and I've just had a puncture....I naively didn't realise these can't be repaired! I've seen a lot of discussion around the pros and cons of runflats and I'm leaning towards changing all four tyres to standard tyres.

So the question is:
Could anyone recommend standard tyres (mid to high class) for the Cooper S? I'm not particularly attached to any brand. I tried a little to find out what standard tyres are being fitted to new (normal) Minis for a bit of guidance but no luck - so if anyone has recently bought a mini and can shed some light that would be helpful too?

Thanks a lot people!
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I would take a look through the wheels and tyres section. There is a lot of debate on this subject and a particular tyre may jump out from reading through other's feedback in this section of the forum.
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Thanks MACKIT. I'm new on here and thought I had a good look round but clearly not as I failed to check out the whole tyre thread!! Going there now to have a look.
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Have a look at this thread I started a few weeks back.

It's very similar to you question, I was hoping to get a few more tyre reviews on there but nevermind.
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Hi everyone,

I bought a 2003 registered Mini about 4 months ago (my first!) and I love the car. However, it came with Pirelli Eufori@ 205/45/17 run flats and I've just had a puncture....I naively didn't realise these can't be repaired! I've seen a lot of discussion around the pros and cons of runflats and I'm leaning towards changing all four tyres to standard tyres.

So the question is:
Could anyone recommend standard tyres (mid to high class) for the Cooper S? I'm not particularly attached to any brand. I tried a little to find out what standard tyres are being fitted to new (normal) Minis for a bit of guidance but no luck - so if anyone has recently bought a mini and can shed some light that would be helpful too?

Thanks a lot people!
the runflats can be repaired just like a normal tyre,i have had 2 punctures and had them fixed no problem,unless the sidewall is damaged,and remember that the suspension on the cooper S has been set up for runflats,so when you change to ordinary tyres you change the set up,and you will need a foam filler incase of a puncture,when i got a puncture in mine i just carried on going a further 170 miles with no problem,so a brilliant idea imo.

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