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      09-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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Long lasting Run Flat tires

ANy recommendations on Run flats other than the OEM? The OEM dont seem to last. Im putting like 80 miles a day except for weekends. Around 2k a month a little bit less. These tires seem to be disentigrating. I dont do track, I try to keep it between 60-80 on the highway. ANy help will be appreciated,Thanks!
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Michelin runflats lasted on my friends car 20-25kmiles
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Some here have claimed 30K on OEM tires, but I think they are smoking something!

More likely is 20-25K, especially rears. My OEM rears were toast at 22K. Fronts didn't have much further to go.

You should be aware that the ultra-high performance summer regular tires don't do much better -- I used to get MAYBE 25K on rears with Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my M3, depending on how much my wife drove it (worse with her, she's got a lead foot!). Fronts went about 30K before they were done, typically.
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If the OP has the sport package and is buying performance summer tires, they won't last long whether RFT or not.

Among the RFT all-seasons, the Conti SSRs seem to have decent longevity as do the newer Bridgestone EL42s - but the EL42's are very expensive relative to their performance.

Also, the new Bridgestone 960 A/S RFTs are worth investigating.

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I've gone through 2 sets of potenza re050a ii. First set lasted 31k. Second set lasted 36k! I drive slightly more aggressive than average drivers.
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ANy recommendations on Run flats other than the OEM? The OEM dont seem to last. Im putting like 80 miles a day except for weekends. Around 2k a month a little bit less. These tires seem to be disentigrating. I dont do track, I try to keep it between 60-80 on the highway. ANy help will be appreciated,Thanks!
What tire size (s) are you using?
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