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Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:10 am

Chaps,

Bit of advice needed. Iv used the search bar but the results didnt really answer my questions.

Im looking to change out of runflats but im unsure if I can apply a slightly different tyre with bigger sidewalls without compromising anything. Excuse my ignorance.

For example, the rears are 245/35 R18 88Y.

Has anyone knowledge of this subject or experience of doing this?

My goal is to reduce the harshness of the ride. Am i best just keeping the same profile of tyre?

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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by marco_polo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:44 am

I would stick to roughly the same sizes, fitting tractor tyres will make your speedo inaccurate.

Which wheels (alloy widths and offsets) are you running currently?
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by deanw » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:53 am

2Stevo2 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:10 am
Chaps,

Bit of advice needed. Iv used the search bar but the results didnt really answer my questions.

Im looking to change out of runflats but im unsure if I can apply a slightly different tyre with bigger sidewalls without compromising anything. Excuse my ignorance.

For example, the rears are 245/35 R18 88Y.

Has anyone knowledge of this subject or experience of doing this?

My goal is to reduce the harshness of the ride. Am i best just keeping the same profile of tyre?

Cheers
I've just gone from potenza runflats to the Michelin pilot super sports and I can't get over how much better the ride is.

I wouldn't of thought tyres can have so much of a impact on the car.

You wint regret it

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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by Jonw246 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:20 am

I went from pzero runflats to uniroyal rainsports and the difference is night and day, intact I'm not sure if it feels a bit too soft to me now!


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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by Jonw246 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:20 am

I went from pzero runflats to uniroyal rainsports and the difference is night and day, intact I'm not sure if it feels a bit too soft to me now!


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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:23 am

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:44 am
I would stick to roughly the same sizes, fitting tractor tyres will make your speedo inaccurate.

Which wheels (alloy widths and offsets) are you running currently?
Ah...never even thought about, thanks for the advice.

Again apoligies for my ignorance but not sure. They are standard 2016, 18 inch msport 1 series, 5 double spoke alloys.
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:26 am

deanw wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:53 am
2Stevo2 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:10 am
Chaps,

Bit of advice needed. Iv used the search bar but the results didnt really answer my questions.

Im looking to change out of runflats but im unsure if I can apply a slightly different tyre with bigger sidewalls without compromising anything. Excuse my ignorance.

For example, the rears are 245/35 R18 88Y.

Has anyone knowledge of this subject or experience of doing this?

My goal is to reduce the harshness of the ride. Am i best just keeping the same profile of tyre?

Cheers
I've just gone from potenza runflats to the Michelin pilot super sports and I can't get over how much better the ride is.

I wouldn't of thought tyres can have so much of a impact on the car.

You wint regret it
Thanks mate, that definately seems to be the consensus. They runflats will be gone this week me thinks!
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 am

Jonw246 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:20 am
I went from pzero runflats to uniroyal rainsports and the difference is night and day, intact I'm not sure if it feels a bit too soft to me now!


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Haha thats just what Im looking for! these Conti runflats are so rough and jarring, think my fillings r going to pop out soon!!
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by Jonw246 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:49 am

2Stevo2 wrote:
Jonw246 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:20 am
I went from pzero runflats to uniroyal rainsports and the difference is night and day, intact I'm not sure if it feels a bit too soft to me now!


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Haha thats just what Im looking for! these Conti runflats are so rough and jarring, think my fillings r going to pop out soon!!
I can definitely recommend uniroyal rainsports for comfort and grip!


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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:58 am

Jonw246 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:49 am
2Stevo2 wrote:
Jonw246 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:20 am
I went from pzero runflats to uniroyal rainsports and the difference is night and day, intact I'm not sure if it feels a bit too soft to me now!


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Haha thats just what Im looking for! these Conti runflats are so rough and jarring, think my fillings r going to pop out soon!!
I can definitely recommend uniroyal rainsports for comfort and grip!


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Thats good to know bud, will look out for them 👍
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by marco_polo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:05 pm

Yup, Rainsports are very comfortable.

Make sure you buy XL rated versions with a Load Index of 92 or greater. 88's are no good.
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:50 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:05 pm
Yup, Rainsports are very comfortable.

Make sure you buy XL rated versions with a Load Index of 92 or greater. 88's are no good.
These?.....

https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/ ... e=32750684
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by marco_polo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:06 pm

Yup, those for the rear.

Make sure to order matching fronts too, it's not safe to run with super-stiff fronts and comfortable rears, makes the car pretty unstable.

https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/ ... /R18/Y/92/
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:16 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Yup, those for the rear.

Make sure to order matching fronts too, it's not safe to run with super-stiff fronts and comfortable rears, makes the car pretty unstable.

https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/ ... /R18/Y/92/
Well u have just answered what would have been my next question. Thanks m8.
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Re: Removing RFTs

Post by 2Stevo2 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:23 pm

Just a thought, the RFTs that I am currently running are in great condition, almost like new.

Has anyone been able to exchange there RFTs for non RFTs??? Do tyre factorys that sell part worn do exchanges?

Just thinking that Ive got quite a lot money tied up in these tires.
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