Non - runflats every time for the same reasons as alrdy posted .. if safety is the most important thing to u & u dread the thought of having to change a wheel if u get a puncture, then keep with runflats.
The correct pressure for the stock 205/45-17 non-runflats on my SD Roadster (so second generation and heavy) is 41 psi all round, as shown on the door jam sticker. And they need that, despite sounding like the pressure for a truck tyre.
I have just replaced ALL of my tyres with normal tyres as I had run-flats on previously. If you want peace of mind when you get a puncture then stick with RF's. Otherwise I recommend you swap as 1) they are cheaper to replace and have a longer life 2) the ride is sooooo much smoother (no more feeling like you're jumping lanes when you hit a bump and driving with 'jelly' as tyres) and quieter 3) and if you do get a puncture make just sure you have recovery cover as this so much cheaper than a new RF and peace of mind overall as well! If you research it a lot of the new cars with normal tyres on them no longer have spares (and some makes never have e.g. Mercedes Smart cars) as they only have repair fillers and air pumps now so it's almost the norm NOT to have a spare but if you want one then search the Mini forum and you'll find details as to what you need for this! (I have done this myself already).
Hope this helps and Happy Driving!
In over 30 years of driving, I have only ever had one puncture, you guessed it, in the MINI.
BUT, the monitoring system told me I had a problem, I got out the compressor (that was the bit that came hard because it's now not in pristine condition having not been able to get it all back as neatly - OCD kicking in), I didn't use the can of foam but pumped the tyre up and drove sedately to the garage where they removed the nail and repaired the tyre.
It's not the end of the world not having a spare, and that was much easier than finding the tyre was as flat as a pancake when it was too late and faffing about getting dirty changing the wheel.
Granted, the can of foam and compressor is not going to help if you have split the tyre, but if that happened I would call out the breakdown people.
I have switched to non-runflats on both my R50 MINI and our E90 BMW but I like to have a spare tyre rather than wait around for a breakdown service or be recovered. With a spare I can be back on my way within minutes not hours.....as long as you don't have a Cooper S then it is very easy to fit a spacesaver spare kit to a MINI.
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