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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 07:27 PM
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195/55/16 tyres

Wifes 2005 Cooper Converible is due for new tyres

currently on its factory run flats
what options do you fit?

Keeps run flats 195/55/16
change to normal tyres 195/55/16 or 205/50/16?

what is the current tyre of choice?
I use Toyo T1R on my lotus
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Depends. Do you want summer tires and another set of modest wheels with snow tires, or all seasons?
Does it have a compact spare, and if not, are you comfortable with a plug kit or slime kit in case of a puncture?

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I worked my way up to 195/55/16s on my Cooper Convertible. People will tell you that getting rid of the runflats is a major improvement but I tried runflats and nons back to back - and found the difference at this size wasn't very noticeable. But my car did not have sports suspension and I think it is the combination of 45-series 17s and sports suspension that causes so many complaints about runflats - on 16s and standard suspension, I don't think ditching the runflats makes a huge difference.

At 195/55/16 you don't get a great choice of sporty tyres (but, hey, just try finding a sporty 175/65/15 tyre!). I would very much like to try a car on 205/50/16 which quite a few people think is the 'sweet spot' for a Mini. But if you have a Cooper, not an S, the extra width will probably blunt performance more than you would want.

If you go for non-runflats, Conti now sell a complete one-shot device that supplies puncture repair gloop and pumps up the tyre, ContiComfortKit, which might be more suitable if your wife doesn't fancy scrabbling around on the ground after a puncture.

It's hard to see the extra money on runflats is worth it for the small chance that they will serve a useful purpose. Have you used the runflat ability of the current tyres?
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hello... I see that you are in the market for new tires... possibly runflats. I am a new member here as well. I own a tire distributorship and we just had an awesome deal on the Goodyear runflats in the 195 55 16s. only $599 for the set shipped to your door in the lower 48 states. I am also working on a group buy for the forum members. if we can do five sets i can lower it to $549 and if we can do 10 sets of more i can get down to $499. Hope this helps. The tire is the Goodyear Excellence ROF 195 55 16. I would attach a pic but i am new to the forum and as of yet don't know how to do so.... still looking though.
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