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      06-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Help! Please....

Hey guys,

Was driving my car about an hour a go and the "flat tyre" icon appeared on my display out of nowhere, don't know where or how or what wheel I got the puncture in!

Now I have to replace the tyre!! I have an 08 msport coupe with the 225 19" alloys on the standard bridgestone runflats! I was thinking of changing all the tyres to non runflats but I have no idea what size/ type of non runflat I should be changing too?? Also will it change the look of the car due to the car being on non runflats?

If anyone could help me guys I would be really grateful as I don't know what to do and need to decide quickly!

Thanks a million
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      06-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Change to the exactly the same size you have already or up the size to 235/35/19 & 265/30/19
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      06-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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Thanks mate, is there an advantage to going up to a bigger size? Sorry if it's a stupid question!
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Have you checked all the tyres? Don't put too much faith in the icon

Mine came on the other day, I checked the tyres - all ok. I then drove 450 miles to wales & back with no issue
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Ya Iv had a good look at them all and they seem ok but I better give a better inspection before I get a new set!
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Ya Iv had a good look at them all and they seem ok but I better give a better inspection before I get a new set!
Would you not be best to check the pressure in the tyre?
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Ya Iv had a good look at them all and they seem ok but I better give a better inspection before I get a new set!
Don't buy anything before you've checked!
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Would you not be best to check the pressure in the tyre?
+1, the TPMS does sometimes gives phantom warnings
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Check all 4 corners with a gague against the information inside your door. If OK then reset the run flat system.

I found that the flat icon came on when the the rears got to 2 bar or below I know its a pain in the arse but with low pro wheels (not sure what size your wheels are) you need to check the tyre pressure every 3 weeks or so or you will loose your inner edge.This also goes for non run-flat.
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