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Old 05-13-2017, 07:58 PM
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1) that assumes you knew the tire was punctured.

If not

Mile 51 you're no different than anyone else. Stuck. Jack. AAA.

So what's the deal with these?
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:11 PM
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I ASSume you mean runflat?
Yeah you can run 50miles up to 50mph before the tire can/will fail.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:42 PM
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I saw this on an episode of COPS a few times

well it was more like 15 miles in a flat tire, rim, brake drums and then undercarriage

do not recommend
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:42 PM
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I've never seen one make it 50 miles at 50 mph.
Tried to drive my wife's to shop; 20 miles at less than 50 mph.
Had to call tow truck after 10 miles, tire was shredded!
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:27 AM
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Even if you make it to a repair place, you can't repair them. How many places carry run flat tires in stock? On Sunday. In the middle of Alabama. Do I hear NONE?

I put regular tires on my wifes 328. Rides better, quieter, no problems yet.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:38 PM
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Run Flat tires suck.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:44 PM
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I made it from the Keys to Ft Lauderdale on a run flat a few years ago in a 328i, 3 hours at 35-50mph and then to the tire shop the next day. I was nervous the whole time but it made it.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:28 PM
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Well my point is, unless you know you have a puncture, at some point that tire is gonna go leaving you in the same place as a normal tire, screwed. How many people know they ran a nail over and have X time or distance to go
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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
Well my point is, unless you know you have a puncture, at some point that tire is gonna go leaving you in the same place as a normal tire, screwed. How many people know they ran a nail over and have X time or distance to go
Most modern cars and trucks have tire pressure monitoring systems, especially those sold with run flats. At a minimum, you'd get an alert on the dash that one of the tires was low. Depending on the vehicle, you may even get more of a readout down to the specific tire and pressure. I don't have run flats in any of my vehicles.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:07 PM
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you can tell when you have no pressure in a run flat tire. Cars handling gets sloppy.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ho1ywars View Post
you can tell when you have no pressure in a run flat tire. Cars handling gets sloppy.
Kinda like a regular tire then
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:00 PM
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My Vette has MIchelin run flats and they do work

Had a flat one day and only way I knew it was the TMS system. Drove to local Michelin tire store and they were able to repair it . (Screw in tire)

However it was at home so not a big deal, I do keep a plug in compressor in my Vette and keep my AAA paid up for just in case .

We go on long trips several times a year and I think nothing of it
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:12 PM
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Patch kit/plug, small air compressor and your set. If your not strong enough to plug it, keep a bunch of short screws handy with some rubber cement, it will hold until you find a gas station/repair shop.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:52 PM
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When buying tires for the Vette, I brought up run flats, and he said NO even if they get you to a safe place or tire store, MORE than likely the tire will have to be replaced. If you or your wife is driving in questionable areas especially at night, they might be worth it.
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