Run Flats or not Run Flats, that is the question!
I am guessing most everyone is experiencing similar issues as I am when it comes to making a decision regarding the second/third/fourth set of tires for their car.
I am in need of replacing my OEM F1's at 9,500 miles. The OEM GoodYear F1 Supercar Run Flat (RF) tires are available on TireRack for $349/each. Ouch. The only other options are Bridgestone Potenza's and Dunlop Sport DSST tires. Both the Potenza's and Dunlops do not fair well in a comparo done by Car and Driver in December, and of course we can't have that now can we? That leaves me with re-purchasing the OEM's or making the move away from run-flat tires.
The move away from RF tires requires about $150 in dealer parts (per the Cadillac FAQ instructions, which I also confirmed) and about $300 for a replacement rim (refurbished CTS-V rims are available in the internet thanks to some poor sole who's ambitions outweighed their driving skills). Non-RF Maximum and Ultra performance tires that fit the Cadillac V wheels (245/45/18) and performed well in the Car and Driver test include:
1) Goodyear F1 GS-D3 (Hard to get)
2) Michelin Pilot Sport
3) Bridgestone Pole Position (being discontinued by Bridgestone)
4) Continental Conti-Sport Contact - Finished well in C&D test but commentary was not kind.
Anyone have any related experiences to share before I make the decision?