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Looking for tire advice:run flats

I have less than 15000 miles on my Jeep and I need new tires soon. I had them rotated at 6000 miles.

The rears are showing wear and there is a flat spot on one of them.

I was planning on buying new rims (Concavos) and tires but wife's car gave out so not going to happen this year.

What is the life of these run flats? Should I replace them with the same brand? other run flats? or just some performance 20 inch tires?
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:45 PM
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

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I have less than 15000 miles on my Jeep and I need new tires soon. I had them rotated at 6000 miles.

The rears are showing wear and there is a flat spot on one of them.

I was planning on buying new rims (Concavos) and tires but wife's car gave out so not going to happen this year.

What is the life of these run flats? Should I replace them with the same brand? other run flats? or just some performance 20 inch tires?
Run flat=junk tire=expensive......

Move on to a different and cheaper tire. Do searches here about the subject....there is plenty of threads on this subject.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:14 AM
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A lot of people on here got rid of their run flats because of wear or the install of different rims. Everyone says that non run flats are a much nicer ride. I would not purchase run flats for myself. If it was my wife's daily driver now that's a different story. I can tell you one thing about the run flats, they do work well if they get punctured.
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

I'm replacing my All Seasons now around 17,500 probably 18,000 by next week. They are done. I will be going with non-runflats.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:38 AM
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

I got rid of my run-flats, as well. I have non-run-flat winter tires & was quite impressed with the ride & handling. So, I purchased summer non-run-flat performance tires a month ago. The ride is like night & day. No more teeth rattling on rough roads, they're quiet & handle well. All this for a lower price. Some say the thicker sidewall on the run-flats performs better on the track, but I'll sacrifice that for a better everyday ride.
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

They're hard to find but get a set of Pirelli Asimmetrico's in the stock size. That is if you can have a 3 season. They are reasonably priced, and they keep the stock dimensions. After learning fro more knowledgeable people I know that not all 295s are the same. Pirelli is among the widest of any tire manufacturer. I believe a Pirell 295 has the same tread width as a Vred 315. So putting on a BFG or other brand 295 will look more narrow.

Also, there are no other brands that have tires with the correct load and speed rating for the SRT. Sure members have bought lesser tires in the name of saving money but I personally wouldn't. Finally someone took my advice on the other forum, found a set of Asimmetricos and apparently is very happy with them. That's what I plan on getting next.
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

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A lot of people on here got rid of their run flats because of wear or the install of different rims. Everyone says that non run flats are a much nicer ride. I would not purchase run flats for myself. If it was my wife's daily driver now that's a different story. I can tell you one thing about the run flats, they do work well if they get punctured.
Yeah, but I'm not willing to go stick a nail in all of my tires to get a decent ride.

I'm with the guy who noted "run flats == junk", except I think that is a bit too charitable toward the things.

There are a LOT of premium SUV/Xover tires out there. Choices sorta depend on whether you want ultimate traction in dry, tread life, wet/cold traction, noise/low noise, etc.
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

^ actually the only tires out there in stock siZe that keep the same load and speed rating are Pirelli and there are 4 options, 3 being runflats. Snow and Ice, all season, 3 season, and 3 season assimetrico
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

I ordered the Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico with my new 22's.. 305 35 20 its a 110W rated tire just like the factory tire.
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Re: Looking for tire advice:run flats

Please forgive me for I don't know a whole lot about cars. I can drive and detail them but that's about it. (raised by single mom and 3 sisters).

Price is not that much of a concern but I don't care to waste money either.

So for now I'm just looking for a brand that is comfortable and will last awhile. ( I do want new wheels but I can wait).

The tire does have to keep up with me too though. I got 4 sec 0-60 and a top speed of 144. (one day ert to a assist the officer while I was getting off duty)

Thanks for any and all help.
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