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      01-11-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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Latest Roundel states that once run-flats have been removed they cannot be remounted.

Or, rather, that's what a tire shop told them and they take it for true.

IS THIS TRUE?

If so, that sucks.
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      01-11-2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Or, rather, that's what a tire shop told them and they take it for true.

IS THIS TRUE?

If so, that sucks.

Really? That's just retarded!


I'll have to look into this.
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      01-11-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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why are you taking them on and off anyways

steel wheels or even cheap alloys aren't that much $$$$ if you need winter tires
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What a load of crap! I have my summer runflats standing upright in the garage without a rim in them (waiting to be mated with a set of alloys when it starts to warm up).

What my service advisor did point out however, is that they shouldn't be mounted and dismounted too many times because you run the risk of damaging the sidewall.

Sounds like that tyre shop doesn't know how to handle runflats (in Germany at least I think you have to be certified) and wants to save itself some hassle while selling some rims. Or maybe they just can't be bothered dealing with RF's.

It's stuff like this that turns people away from new innovations. :mad:
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why are you taking them on and off anyways

steel wheels or even cheap alloys aren't that much $$$$ if you need winter tires
I have RGRs with non-rft tires and steelies with blizzacks for winter (for the e90).

My 2000 323it has 16" oem wheels with snow tires on them. The allseasons that were on them are done and gone.

I was planning on putting the e90's 17" OEM wheels on the 323it with some nice, non-rft all-seasons.

And just keep the runflats for when I have to turn the car in at lease end. You'd better believe the will want some runflats on the car with more than 50% tread at lease turn in. I am trying not to have to buy another set of those ridiculously expensive bastards.

You asked!
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jcoo85 is right. My father works for Bridgestone/Firestone and that is a load of BS. You can take them off and have them remounted, however jcoo is also right on not doing it to often because of the weaken the sidewall, that is where the tire gets its strength to run flat.
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Okay, I just called the Tirerack and they stated that as long as the shop has a good tire mounting machine you should be able to take them on and off several times.

I will email Roundel on this (I am sure they will receive several).
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Or, rather, that's what a tire shop told them and they take it for true.

IS THIS TRUE?

If so, that sucks.
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Roundel
January, 2006
"Positive Affirmation"
pp.58-59, & in lower picture caption on p.62.


I'm a bit disappointed they didn't do more fact-checking on such an issue.
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