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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2006, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Run Flats for CTS-V

Hi,

Just got a V. I was wondering if most of you replace the original run-flats with normal tires or put run-flats back on the car? I know there is no spare and if you do put normal tires on the car do you just chance it not having a spare?

Thanks for any feedback.
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You might check with your auto insurance and see if they offer road side assistance with towing. If not, AAA is a life saver for the occasion when you lose a non-runflat tire. At 11,000 miles my runflat tires were showing their cords so I replaced them with a non-runflat BF Goodrich g-Force KD tire. The BFG tire was 100% better than the stock Goodyear supercar tire & I would highly recommend it. The only problem with running a non-runflat is that when it happens, you really need to not be stuck. Get AAA or roadside assistance for added piece of mind if you go the non runflat route.




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Just rotated tires at 11000 miles 60% tread left. Proper inflation checked weekly and minimal burn outs should get 15000 or better.

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It depends on where you live to some extent. I live in Tucson and drive across country (MILES of open space and no one who ever heard of AAA), so I just replaced my OEM tires with different Goodyear RF tires. Handling/performance are fine and I don't have to worry about not having a spare.
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Any trouble fitting tyres to run flat rims as I will replace with a High Performance tyres when the time comes.
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Carpe dm,

What other Run Flats does Goodyear make? I've looked but couldnt find any. Are they cheaper than the originals?

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I replaced my runflats with GY GS-D3's, non-runflats. I carry a small compressor and a plug kit for those times that AAA is not an option. On long trips I also carry a can of fix-a-flat, it will ruin the sensor but I would rather ruin that than be stuck in some remote area for a long time.

I also have a Corvette and I am running non-runflats on it also (Michelin PS2's). Of all the years I have been driving I have never had to put a spare on. I have picked up several screws through the years and have always been able to drive to a tire store to get it fixed, sometimes days after I noticed the screw.

Do what ever makes you feel comfortable.
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I replaced my runflats with GY GS-D3's, non-runflats. I carry a small compressor and a plug kit for those times that AAA is not an option. On long trips I also carry a can of fix-a-flat, it will ruin the sensor but I would rather ruin that than be stuck in some remote area for a long time.

I also have a Corvette and I am running non-runflats on it also (Michelin PS2's). Of all the years I have been driving I have never had to put a spare on. I have picked up several screws through the years and have always been able to drive to a tire store to get it fixed, sometimes days after I noticed the screw.

Do what ever makes you feel comfortable.

Great info. Thanks bro!!
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I don't think run-flats are necessary even with the smaller trunk. As much as I don't care for it more and more cars are being sold without run flats and without any spare tire what-so-ever.

Everyone has a cell phone and I couldn't tell you the last time I have actually witnessed someone pulled over changing a tire. People just call a tow truck and get it towed to the tire shop for the fix.

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