Just got rid of the 17" Dunlop runflats today. I had no problems with Grip, very good but the ride was very poor. Decided to change to Kumho SPT (KU31). what a difference in ride quality. Also a nice looking tyre
Due to not having a spare I bought a toolkit with built-in compressor and sealant of Ebay, well chuffed with that. As for the tyres seemed to grip as well as the Dunlops but i will update my findings after a couple of weeks
Very interesting. I have 17 inch S spokes with run flats. They are dreadful. Harsh, no feel and not convinced by the wet grip.
All 4 are up for replacement and I wanted to change for 'normal' tyres and go for the compressor / mouse in the boot option. I asked the mini salesman if I could fit normal tyres to the wheels when I ordered the car. He said I could. A few weeks ago the BMW technician said I couldn't. Needless to say I was a bit upset!
Am I right in thinking I can fit normal (non run flat) tyres to my wheels? It looks like you others have.
Moral of the story - Peugeot aren't the only company to employ muppets as technicians.
Replaced my Dunlop 9000 Sport 205/45/R17 runflats with Toyo Proxy TR-1's on my S-Spokes this week, so that is a 'YES' to your question- the S-Spoke can take a non-flat tyre.
I have only had them on for only a few days but I have noticed that the steering is alot lighter and the ride is improved, although with the Dunlops I was running them at 2.4 bar rather than 2.1bar, which is what I should have been running them at, given that I usually have a max of 2 people in the car at any one time. Either way I am happy with my change and I feel more confident in the wet with these tyres!
Personally, I prefer the runflats. I know the ride is much harder, but I like the security of knowing I can still get home when I get a puncture at 3am in the middle of winter without having to faf around in the cold and the snow! Since changing the handling has become much lighter but the car seems to roll more and feels very skittish when cornering. True they look much better but I think I would prefer to have my run flats back Am loving the look though!
Just bought 2 x Toyo T-1Rs from www.camskill.co.uk to be delivered on Tuesday in preparation for my upcoming trackday on the 2nd & 3rd September at RAF Marham. Can't wait!
My local garage had a 2 month wait for the Toyos!
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