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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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      09-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Michelin runflats lasted on my friends car 20-25kmiles
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      09-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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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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      09-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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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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      09-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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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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Michelin runflats lasted on my friends car 20-25kmiles
My Michelin RunFlat, doesn't last at all, first one busted at 8K, second one 15K.
And Michelin PS2 ZP doesn't offer Road-Hazard at most tire place, there's reason for that doesn't it?

Trying out the Bridgestone RE960 RFT All-Season, so far so good. (Up to 8K now)

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The Conti RFT's seem to last longer than the Bridgestone's.
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Bridgestone just released their new Driveguard tire. I have installed them on several BMW's at work and people seem to like them so far. I believe they have a 50k mile warranty.
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No run flats will "last", just by the very nature of their composite make up. If you want long-lasting tires, buy a set of Michelin Defenders

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Bridgestone just released their new Driveguard tire. I have installed them on several BMW's at work and people seem to like them so far. I believe they have a 50k mile warranty.
This tire was recommended by my garage. It lists as a touring tire not performance. I drive a 2006 330i with sport package. I need an all season tire, below freezing temps but typically no snow. Given the difference in price I think I know the answer to this question, but I'll ask anyway: How does it perform compared to Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Ultra High Performance All-Season?

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This tire was recommended by my garage. It lists as a touring tire not performance. I drive a 2006 330i with sport package. I need an all season tire, below freezing temps but typically no snow. Given the difference in price I think I know the answer to this question, but I'll ask anyway: How does it perform compared to Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Ultra High Performance All-Season?

Front: 225/40RF18
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The Driveguard is a step down in dry grip and steering response compared to the RE960A/S RFT, but would have a smoother and quieter ride with longer wear and better wet/snow traction.


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I have 45k on the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Ultra High Performance All-Season tires and there is at least 5-10k life left. Cant say enough good things about these tires - I think they are the best RFT replacements out there.
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I have 45k on the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Ultra High Performance All-Season tires and there is at least 5-10k life left. Cant say enough good things about these tires - I think they are the best RFT replacements out there.
I realize my driving style / conditions may or may not reflect the mileage that you were able to achieve, but is the best information about any of the tires I have been considering. These are the tires that I will be getting. Thanks for the information.
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