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replacing run flats with another brand ?

whe the time comes to replace my factory 20" Pirelli's I don't think I will put the run flats back on ,I gather that a lot of people don't . so what is a good replacement tire?? what are others running ? I want to stay with the 20"
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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

Here are some other options if you want to stick with 295/45R20s

BFG KDW2 (if you can find them), toyo proxes ST II, yokohama parada spec-X, sumitomo HTR sport H/P, general grabber, hankook ventus
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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

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Here are some other options if you want to stick with 295/45R20s

BFG KDW2 (if you can find them), toyo proxes ST II, yokohama parada spec-X, sumitomo HTR sport H/P, general grabber, hankook ventus
I put on a set of the Sumitomo's mainly because availability. I had all 4 tires pretty badly punctured thanks to the new construction (thankfully it is over now) where I live. The sumitomo's were all my tire shop could get same day and he said it was a good tire for sport trucks you just lose some of the higher speed rating, which where am I driving over 130 mph anyway? I went through this terrible winter with them on and can report back that they handled very nicely in all the snow we had here in the north east. Little louder road noise and obviously a softer sidewall which was noticeable in turns I used to take hard but those are the tradeoffs I knew i was giving up dropping the run flats.

Over all I am happy with the purchase and would recommend them to others.
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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

I chose to go with michelin pilot sport ps2 rubber. Only size available was 275/45/20
Waiting for 4th tire to arrive will let you know how they perform when i get them installed.
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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

With just over 12k miles the Pirelli's are down to the wear bars... Not spending $2k for another set... Want to stick to stock sizes.

I've had KDW 2's on my other cars and really liked them, but I have only found 2.... Wish they hadn't stopped making them.

Falken also makes a 295 45 20

Any reviews on the other brands mentioned?

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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

would like to know more on available sizes for the same runflats..
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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

Opted for the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season Run Flats. At 14,500 miles, they've been humming and driving me crazy. Also very harsh riding. I bought a replacement set of OEM black vapor wheels and decided to find a Michelin alternative. Had two sets of Michelins on my 2007 Audi RS4 and they gave me much better tread life, handling, and were very quiet without ever losing traction (one set of PS2s, one set of Pilot Sport 3s).

Just mounted 315/35/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my new OEM wheels.

First impression: amazingly quiet and much much better riding and handling. Treadwear rating of 300. I'm having my old wheels (road rash on two) media blasted and powder coated. Will probably keep for winter
(in Tennessee with mild winters a little snow). So far, speedometer is now 2 mph optimistic vs my Escort Passport Max gps speed reading.

Michelins are pricey (yet $50 less per tire than new Scorpion Verdes) but awesomely engineered.


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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

I had PS2 on my BMW, loved them... Will this size tire fit on the stock rims? Going from 295 to 315 is pretty wide.

Any rubbing in the front on tight turns?


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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

No problems whatsoever. My tire shop s an official Michelin dealer. Only issue is my speedometer is optimistic 2-3 mph versus my Escort Max GPS speed. I had PS2s on my Audi RS4 and they were also superior to the stock pirelli Pzeros. I chose the Pirelli Scorpion Verdes (i dont track) because i do occasionally drive in light snow. For a while, i thought my magnaflow exhaust was droning badly it turns out it was the pirellis humming badly at 14500 miles. The SuperSports are phenomenal. My srt now rides better in Sport than it previously did in Comfort. Tire is very quiet n stable and handles great. No issues w mounting whatsoever


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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

Sorry i opted for the scorpion verdes when i ordered my srt. I have two sets of wheels now so im going to find a winter or allseason alternative for the other wheels. Theres no direct michelin replacement at 295/45/20 but im loyal to Michelin. Their tires really arent any more expensive than pirelli but they r arguably the best engineered tires.


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Re: replacing run flats with another brand ?

I bought 9.5 inch rims (wk1 reps) and put 255 20 inch Blizzacks. Living in Michigan I always use snow tires and with these and snow mode it is a snow machine !

Thanks for the input on the tires. My pirelli 3 seasons are shot come winter so will need a new summer tire come next year. Was worried about 315 on the rim. But these are on the top of my list now


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