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Old 01-12-2020, 8:34pm   #1
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which are better, runflat or non runflat, and why
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Old 01-12-2020, 8:40pm   #2
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which are better, runflat or non runflat, and why
I prefer non runflats. They are easier on the wide body wheels and softer on the tush. Plug kit and compressor still required.
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I like the piece of mind afforded by runflats. Continental makes a set that fits my IS-F perfectly.
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It depends on your application. If you plan on driving aggressively, Non runflats will give you a better experience. Daily driving with peace of mind-Runflats.
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I use non-runflats and no Lloyd's mats when I throw caution to the wind...
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I have had both run flats and non-run flats. In my opinion there is not that much difference in the ride between the two types.

I buy run flats for the piece of mind and safety. How many times have you heard of someone on the side of a road changing a flat and getting killed by a car hitting them? Or how about a flat in the middle of a storm or in a bad part of town?

I choose the run flats.
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I have been driving since 1976 and in all those years, I have yet to get a flat that stopped me right there on the road. Slow leaks at best and one fast leak that I still drove to Discount Tire on.

My vote is non run flats.
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It depends on your application. If you plan on driving aggressively, Non runflats will give you a better experience. Daily driving with peace of mind-Runflats.
Well I live in the mountains and enjoy the roads when I can. Basically have owned a performance car all my life since 1967 and consider myself aggressive.

I use run flats! Worked on cars including working at a friends garage for years so I know how to change tires. Its just so much easier to have the peace of mind, the Vette is a 4th vechicle and other than them being noisier they work out fine for me!
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It depends on your application. If you plan on driving aggressively, Non runflats will give you a better experience.
I drive pretty (OK, very) aggressively, and I can't tell any difference between RFs and NRFs.
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I used to buy different non-run flat tires. I also have the Pirelli Cinturato P7 run-flats that I bought from 4WheelOnline. You can't really tell the difference at first but it's hard to tell if it is low on air. I needed a TPMS system and check the tire pressure frequently. You may also notice a harsher ride in RF tires but I agree that they give you peace of mind.
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I have had both run flats and non-run flats. In my opinion there is not that much difference in the ride between the two types.

I buy run flats for the piece of mind and safety. How many times have you heard of someone on the side of a road changing a flat and getting killed by a car hitting them? Or how about a flat in the middle of a storm or in a bad part of town?

I choose the run flats.
Been there, done that. More than once.

Runflats saved my bacon both times on sidewall blowouts. Both times I drove extended distances.
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Old 11-05-2022, 11:13pm   #13
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The vert has run flats all other cars are regular , canít really tell the difference
Very true, indeed
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I have been driving since 1976 and in all those years, I have yet to get a flat that stopped me right there on the road. Slow leaks at best and one fast leak that I still drove to Discount Tire on.

My vote is non run flats.
You are a very lucky man.
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Old 01-29-2023, 12:06am   #15
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I've only used run flats on my wife's last car. I've only had two flat tires in my life, and one was a slow leak.
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