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Run flats - how can you tell?

Ok I’ve decided to change the runflats for ordinary tyres as the rise in my MCS is hard and I’m waiting for bits to drop off.
After speaking to the previous owner, she stated that she had 2 of the tyres replaced, quite recently, with standard tyres. Apart from explaining to her that you can’t mix n match, I can’t see any difference. They all look and say the same.
So if the sidewall is “reinforced”, is that tyre talk for a run flat?

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There is no standard industry ID on sidewalls but these are the most common:-

Continental Run Flat Tyres – SSR
• Dunlop Run Flat Tyres – DSST or ROF
• Goodyear Run Flat Tyres – ROF or EMT
• Bridgestone Run Flat Tyres - ROF or RFT or RSC
• Michelin Run Flat Tyres – ZP
• Hankook Run Flat Tyres – tyres will be marked with HRS or have B at the end of the product number (e.g. K115B)
• Pirelli Run Flat Tyres – RSC
• Yokohama Run Flat Tyres – ZPS

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I have 2 x Accueira PHI-R on the front and 2 x Toledo TL1000 on the back.
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I have googled these tyres, and nothing suggests that either of them are runflats?

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Checked out run flats in general and came up with this. “Reinforced and fortified sidewall construction”.......
Says that on my sidewalls so hopefully that’s what they are
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got rid of my run flats while ago so much better to live with next to no road noises and smoother ride with bonus the tyres are cheaper

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“Reinforced and fortified sidewall construction”
This doesn't necessarily mean the tires are runflats. It could mean they are "XL" (extra load) rated.

As stated by Scudder previously, the sidewall should have some sort of identification.
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Having read about both types you have fitted they are both XL which simply put is extra load, not run flats so you don't have any runflats on the car. What you do have are reinforced stiff tyres that probably give a rough ride, they certainly make noise as rated at 70dB. Going by price, they are very cheap and probably quite nasty, ASDA sell them, says a lot. No am not a tyre snob, if there was such a thing :-)

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Having read about both types you have fitted they are both XL which simply put is extra load, not run flats so you don't have any runflats on the car. What you do have are reinforced stiff tyres that probably give a rough ride, they certainly make noise as rated at 70dB. Going by price, they are very cheap and probably quite nasty, ASDA sell them, says a lot. No am not a tyre snob, if there was such a thing :-)
must admit i hate buying tyres but have a rule of thumb the runaround car gets part worn's that i pick off the pile so always matched pairs and good brand tyres at £20-£25 a pop if cant find any then cheap budget tyres tesco and asda and black circles all have to comply to EU and British laws on safety etc, prob better than some back street garage who have just bought some from a 3rd world country somewhere,,
on a performance car or one i use on motorways a lot bit more fussy there are some fairly good deals around i have 4 different tyre places i use i'll ring round and play one off against the other on prices see who will beat who.
this all said all EU tyres should meet same guide lines cheaper tyres with strange names tend to be hit and miss with how they wear some are very soft and some are very hard rubber lasts for ever but lower grip, that said would seem most wear faster due to softer rubber,

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Ok so i eventually bit the bullet and decided to OUT the runflats......... or the tyres i had on the car anyway.

Went for a full set of Goodyear Eagle F1's....and what a difference !!

It's like a different car now. No crashing through pot holes, no banging and crashing. Ok its never be in a Bentley class but its sooooo much better.

Much quieter too. The Goodyears are quiet anyway but hardly any road noise at all.

Anyone thinking of doing it..........do it !!

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