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Old 11-24-2013, 01:04 PM
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My owners manual package came with an insert stating that my vehicle comes equipped with run flat tires. I thought run flats were only installed on the SRT model. My Limited has the 18" polished aluminum wheels. The window sticker shows the tires are P265/60R18 BSW AS On/Off-Rd Low Roll Resist Tires. Can anyone tell me how to determine if they are, in fact, run flat tires?
The tires are not run flat. I picked up a nail in the first 400 miles on my Limited with ORAII. Fortunately, it was in garage when the EVIC alerted me of the low tire pressure on right rear. Unfortunately, I found it as I was leaving for the airport to pick up Shannon for his delivery in Houston. The spare layout is fairly fast, I had it changed in 20 minutes. The spare is a Kumo, it ran as smoothly as the stock Michelin, at least in the short ride it received.

In my haste to get the flat changed, I did not notice until the next day that the rear cargo deck has a strap/hook on the bottom to keep it lifted up and out of the way. I removed it conpletely from the vehicle when I changed the tire.

On an early thread, there was some discussion about conflicting torque specification for the GC lug nuts. I had the tire shop check them, and they were all in the 95 ft/lb range.
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Re: Run Flat Tires on Limited?

Hopefully Jeep stays away from RFT. The ones I have on my BMW are extremely rough riding. Most BMW owners can't stand them. They are expensive to repair and difficult to find when you need to replace them. They also tend to cause bent rims on BMWs anyway. In theory they are safer since you probably will never have a high speed blowout. But i haven't had one of those in over 50 years. I get a nail in a tire every now and then and with modern tires I have always been able to catch it before the tire completely deflates.
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Thanks CE,

I wonder how many people without run-flat tires will go through the onerous task of swapping out a rear tire and putting the spare on the rear if they get a flat in front. This is my understanding of the what has to be done for a front flat:

1. Jack front, remove flat and replace with spare
2. Jack rear, put flat on
3. Jack front, remove spare and replace with rear tire
4. Jack rear, remove flat and replace with spare

W/o run flats you're done after step 1. After explaining the procedure to her, my wife said "good thing we have AAA".
you know, some of us spend their lives optimizing processes. If you get the flat at the front, and if you do have run-flats that prohibit the spare to ride at the front of the car, then:

1. Jack up the rear, put the spare replacing a good tire.
2. Jack up the front, replace the flat with the good tire from step 1.

you achieved the same with half the work.
This way you are jacking around a lot less. Not to mention that you should do yourself a favor and get a bottle style hydraulic jack. You should not crawl under the car with it in use, but for tire rotation and quick flats, it is invaluable, saving time, curses and sweat.
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