Originally Posted by hotrod182
I think the stock runflats perform nicely. Easy to launch, decent grip, quiet, and smooth. I have canyon raced with them with impressive results. I think compared to any street tire with a decently high tread wear rating, they hold their own. Own the down side, they are heavy and expensive.
The stock RFTs have absolute shit treadwear, stiff ass sidewalls which are bone-jarring on bad pavement and as you said, are heavy and expensive.
In regards to road noise, they aren't that bad compared to my previous set of extreme performance summers (Dunlop Direzza Z1) and aren't the absolute worst in terms of dry traction. But, there are FAR better tires out there. Heck, I think my all-season Continental DWS rival the stock RFTs for dry traction and have better treadlife to boot.