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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Hi all,

My apologies if this has already been discussed, I did scan through, but found it hard to get some kind of definite recommendations. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I had my mini Service and they advised that all 4 of my Goodyear Excellence Run Flat tyres (original factory fitted) - need changing as they are at 1.6mm

I own a Cooper Clubman 2008 Model.

I am finally ready to ditch run flats, mostly due to expense. I am willing to compensate with getting a spare tyre instead.

now the question: Has anyone already done this on a Clubman? Does it make a huge difference on a Clubman and a hatchback?

The tyre spec is 195/55/16/87V

I would really really appreciate some affordable suggestions. Things I would to consider are fuel economy, all round tyres (so i dont need to change them in the winter) and long lasting.

Thanks for suggestions and advice in advance!

Chris
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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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The differences on the Clubman will basically apply the same as on the hatch when swapping from runflats.......except the Clubman can store a spacesaver spare more easily despite what some MINI Dealers might say.

I will let the Clubman owners on here recommend what tyres to try.
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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Hey thank you, I definitely have enough space for a spare tyre, just the main thing is what type to get. Thanks for your input so far. Do you have any suggestions from changing your Hatch?
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Can't help much as I am not on 16" tyres but I replaced all the 205/45/17 Pirelli Runflat tyres on my MINI with Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 215/40/17 non runflats and the ride and handling/grip seems much improved.....cheaper to buy too!

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Old Nov 13th, 2012, 11:56 PM
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Cool! Thanks for your help anyhow. :-)
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