Hi,SD_David said:Hi, I'm just about to switch my 16" rims for 17". Do I go for run flats or regular tires? I have an S so I'm worried about not having a spare. Is the ride really as hard as folk say using run flats on 17" rims? Any recommendations greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the reply wylie. When you say "small compressor" what do you mean? I thought there was a type of tyre weld that inflated the tire as well.wylie_eyed said:Welcome to mini2
and welcome to the obsession that is MINI... I have just replaced my runflats for non runflats and trust me the change is incredible. I agree regarding the wet sponge comment however to have a harsh ride and not handle as it is well capable of is not a good compromise. changing to standard 17 inch tires you have much better grip, turn in, and confidence to really drive the car as it ought to be driven, further more the ride gets better and they are cheaper
only downside is you have to buy a can of tireweld and a small compressor but that's it.
hope it helps
And you have 17" wheels? Dunlops SP Sport 9000 DSST? Do feel like it is skittering when turning hard into corners?Juslow said:I got my MCS a month ago and have no experience of non runflats, but in my opinon my car rides brilliantly, sure it's a firm ride, but beautifully damped so I never feel like i'm going to lose my teeth!!
fan-bloomin-tastic car all round!! (actually there are some square bits )
I have RF's on my 16's and the ride is harsh. When mine went in for a service had a cooper courtesy car with non RF's on 15's and the ride was very noticably different. Much more comfortable and definitely quieter. I am shortly going up to 17's and will most definitely be running on non RF's.amandachannon said:Hi,hoping someone can give me some advice!I am planning to order a mini one for next march.But i cant decide on the tyres,should i go for the standard 15" which comes as an option with the pepper pack?Or should i go for the 16" 195/55 run flat tyres.I want the car to handle well on the road,but dont want too much of a bumpy road.would really appreciate some help.Thanks