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PostSubject: Runflats Finaly Replaced   16th May 2018, 22:55

My original Continental run flats finally replaced at 33,500 miles, the rear tyres would probably have done another couple of thousand miles, but as I was changing to non run flats, I replaced all four tyres with Michelin primacy and what a stark difference, with these tyres they are so much more quieter, and the ride has improved a lot, even unintentionally hitting potholes there is no sudden bone jarring thud, the only difference driving wise I have noticed is the steering is very very slightly heavier feel than before, not sure why because I did have the tracking done at the same time when the tyres were fitted, the best online price I could find for the Michelin primacy tyres 205/45 R17 V was £107 each fitted and balanced at Formula One Autocentres, one of my local garage’s quoted £155 each.
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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   17th May 2018, 09:08

Double check the pressures as they can be sensitive to being out.

The other reason will be the tyre flexing more when you turn and gripping whereas runflats don’t flex so turn slightly easier but grip less (if that makes sense) but you will wonder why you didn’t change sooner Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   18th May 2018, 19:22

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Double check the pressures as they can be sensitive to being out.

The other reason will be the tyre flexing more when you turn and gripping whereas runflats don’t flex so turn slightly easier but grip less (if that makes sense) but you will wonder why you didn’t change sooner Smile

That does make sense Dave because the Michelin Primacy do grip more, the only reason I did not change sooner I'm just tight and wanted to wear those original horrible run flat tyres out, as it was the rear tyres was still over 3.5mm tread depth, but due to the front tracking was out it finished off the fronts for me especially the n/s/f, I will deffiantly not be gong back to run flats.
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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   18th May 2018, 23:27

Forgot to mention when I had the tyres fitted I picked up a Michelin special offer coupon, and after getting home I went online to Michelin promotions and send the receipt for four Michelin tyres, I received a visa card loaded with £50 to spend as I wish, unfortunetly the offer ended on 30th April and all claims have to be submitted by 30th May 2018.
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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   26th June 2018, 22:47

Since the run flats have been replaced with non run flats and now completed a few miles, I have noticed the fuel consumption is slightly better than previous by about 3mpg, I wondered if anyone else that has changed to non run flats and noticed any difference in fuel consumption, as elfie is a 1.6 diesel I was not expecting any difference in mpg, I know run flats are heavier than non run flats !


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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   26th June 2018, 22:57

Can't say I did but never check MPG, just fill until next fill etc..

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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   1st July 2018, 21:09

Hi Dave,
Hope u & Val are well.
I still have Run Flats, as always nervous on changing to “non”.
How will you get on if “god forbid” you don’t, get a puncture?
Also I assume you have to inform your insurance company you have changed!
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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   3rd July 2018, 00:00

Hi Len,
Yes we are both fine Hope you and Dianne are well.

Yes I did notify my insurance company, I already had a portable 12 volt tyre compressor and I just had to purchase some tyre sealant the sort that can be washed out with water, for a permanent repair, should the need be required, I also purchased a Sealey TST10 temporary puncture repair kit, so I think I have covered any eventuality should I be unlucky getingt a puncture.

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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   3rd July 2018, 10:08

Just replace them Len then will wish you’d done it years ago Wink

I have a pump and gunk type stuff.

As long as you have the same size tyres the insurers don’t mind bearing in mind run flats would have only been a option anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Runflats Finaly Replaced   4th July 2018, 17:54

Ok thanks guys for the advice. Very helpful thankyou.
Yes Diane is doing well Dave, Cheers
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