Comfortable Runflats?

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Comfortable Runflats?

Post by richard100 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:48 am

I've had Falkens for a year and a half now, and the comfort has been superb (although they have worn quicker than expected). I'm thinking of moving back to runflats in case I need to be prepared for trade in at the dealers next time. Any recommendations on RFT's that are both comfortable and relatively cheap?

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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by pvr » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:49 am

Think Gannet has some Michelin that he likes ...
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by gannet » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:01 am

:P




As I've said before the Michelin ZP are far more comfortable than the standard Bridgestones - my car was transformed in many (if not all) of the ways the people who have ditched RFT rave about. Just not many people believe me :)

on cost though I wouldn't call them relatively cheap :o

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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by easty027 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:37 am

gannet wrote::P




As I've said before the Michelin ZP are far more comfortable than the standard Bridgestones - my car was transformed in many (if not all) of the ways the people who have ditched RFT rave about. Just not many people believe me :)

on cost though I wouldn't call them relatively cheap :o

Where are you? I could always give you a ride if not too far away ?
i got a loan car with the michelin run-flats and as gannet says, they are way better than the unbelievably shi** run shi*s that bridgestone offer.
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by pvr » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:45 am

gannet wrote: Where are you? I could always give you a ride if not too far away ?

Could you drop me off at the station please? :P
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by gannet » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:56 am

pvr wrote:
gannet wrote: Where are you? I could always give you a ride if not too far away ?

Could you drop me off at the station please? :P
anytime in particular :?
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by Kryton » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:09 pm

I think the new runflat's are fantastic on the E89, even in sport mode it's a better ride than my old E85 :)

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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by pvr » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:10 pm

Kryton wrote:I think the new runflat's are fantastic on the E89, even in sport mode it's a better ride than my old E85 :)
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by powerontap » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:00 pm

Asking for comfortable frunflats is the same thing as asking for an amiable mother-in-law
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by Smokin » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:03 pm

:thumbsup: on the PS2 ZPs. They cost just a little less than the Bridgestones, but the wear rating is much more so in the end they'll cost less. Winter was a bit fun with them, but we had below normal temps. Warmer weather has made them stick like glue. Fun!
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by gannet » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:09 pm

powerontap wrote:Asking for comfortable frunflats is the same thing as asking for an amiable mother-in-law
see what I mean when I say people dont believe :roll:

have you tried anything other than the bridgestones :?



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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by Andrew D » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:47 pm

I also sport the PS2 ZP's, and they're definately superior to the Bridgestones. Ride's a lot better (still firm, but less crashy), and there's more grip.

The only downside is that, compared to the RE050A's, they're bordering on slicks so (as suggested above) they can be "interesting" in heavy rain, and they're totally useless in snow. I mean laughable. But then the car was never great in snow, even on the OEM tyre, so that's no great loss.
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by shambolic » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:05 pm

Kryton wrote:I think the new runflat's are fantastic on the E89, even in sport mode it's a better ride than my old E85 :)
X2 the Bridgestones on the E89 are not that bad at all, barely harder than the SLK with non runflats we had before :thumbsup:
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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by Kryton » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:17 pm

shambolic wrote:
Kryton wrote:I think the new runflat's are fantastic on the E89, even in sport mode it's a better ride than my old E85 :)
X2 the Bridgestones on the E89 are not that bad at all, barely harder than the SLK with non runflats we had before :thumbsup:

Yes I changed to Falkens on my old Z and as I say the ride is a lot better on 19" than a non-runflat sport suspension 18" E85 so will not change mine :driving:

My Falkens also wore out quicker :cry:

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Re: Comfortable Runflats?

Post by simtech » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:03 pm

I ran on the original Bridgestones for the first year of ownership, I now have Continental contisport 2 SSR on the rear and they have transformed the ride :D
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