RUN FLATS REAR NONE RUN FLAT FRONT ???????

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Delboy0127

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Firstly is this mixed fitment legal?
Have to change 2 front Michelin Primacy 3 SIZE 245/40/R19 98Y MO RUN FLATS

TO NONE RUN FLATS

Can I leave Run Flats on rear and fit 2 None run flats on front,

Note

Rear Runflats will be changed to none runflats as and when required so all 4 tyres will then be the same

Or do I bite the bullet and change all 4 to None run flats at once

I find run flats very very noisy
Any sound advice would be helpful
 
I am pretty sure that you can run that combination as long as you dont mix them across the axles.
A quick search on line would suggest that is a recommendation only. It would appear you can swap any tyre from run flat to non run flat legally.
 
I had a similar position that you have.In the UK according to the DVLA site the only tyre combination that is illegal is the Cross ply and radial tyres on the same axle. Driving in the EU regarding tyres in a another box of screws.
 
I had a similar position that you have.In the UK according to the DVLA site the only tyre combination that is illegal is the Cross ply and radial tyres on the same axle. Driving in the EU regarding tyres in a another box of screws.
 
Yes, it's legal, but its a bad idea.
 
I had a similar position that you have.In the UK according to the DVLA site the only tyre combination that is illegal is the Cross ply and radial tyres on the same axle. Driving in the EU regarding tyres in a another box of screws.
Thank you
 
Yes, it's legal, but its a bad idea.
My way of thinking 4 new all round me thinks none run flats, which brand now ??? none run flats
 
I had a C207E400 that came with MO Continental 5 p tyres from factory. I had no luck with them in that they were structurally a bit iffy. Continental provided replacements twice.I purchased Goodyear Assi 5 that where excellent and recommend them. 235/35/19 / 255/30/19

Change of car to a Skoda Superb 1.5 tsi and I acquired Michelin Primacy 4 + ( 235/45/18 ) that provides a compliant ride quite ride.

The tyres have only been on the car for 1000 miles but no complaint's to date.

I found " tyre review " a great help in narrowing down the wide choice of tyres available.
 
I had a C207E400 that came with MO Continental 5 p tyres from factory. I had no luck with them in that they were structurally a bit iffy. Continental provided replacements twice.I purchased Goodyear Assi 5 that where excellent and recommend them. 235/35/19 / 255/30/19

Change of car to a Skoda Superb 1.5 tsi and I acquired Michelin Primacy 4 + ( 235/45/18 ) that provides a compliant ride quite ride.

The tyres have only been on the car for 1000 miles but no complaint's to date.

I found " tyre review " a great help in narrowing down the wide choice of tyres available.
Thank you fastcar for input
 
My way of thinking 4 new all round me thinks none run flats, which brand now ??? none run flats

Get a good set of premium or mid range non run flats all around. Just be sure you get a tyre that suits the car rather than going for something which potentially won't.

For example, I read the rave reviews for Goodyear asymmetric 5/6 and had some put on the W205 all around. Some people will tell you to get the "best performance tyre" but it's not always the right thing to do.

The Goodyear's are definitely grippy when warm and in the wet. However, anything less than 10 degrees they spin out even after 30 mins drives and they're noisy as hell when they wear. I swapped to Bridgestone T005 which are softer and don't go rock solid in cold weather so seems to cope better in these conditions and less spin. My car gives up quicker than the Goodyear's do so never reached it's limit but unless you / your car copes with 10/10th driving then I don't think the performance tyres are hugely better.

They're marketed as more of a touring tyre but they're better for my car than the Goodyear's were.
 
Some tire shops refused to combine ROF with non ROF for "safety" reasons. Not sure what the problem will be to be fair
 
What are you going to do re spare tyre ?
 
Latest up date 4 new Continental Sport Contact 7 tyres fitted ( NONE RUN FLAT).

Any views on choice of tyre ?

Would have liked Michelin Primacy 3 advised rear tyre size not available in none run flat front yes none run flat rear run flat only Primacy 3
 
Get a good set of premium or mid range non run flats all around. Just be sure you get a tyre that suits the car rather than going for something which potentially won't.

For example, I read the rave reviews for Goodyear asymmetric 5/6 and had some put on the W205 all around. Some people will tell you to get the "best performance tyre" but it's not always the right thing to do.

The Goodyear's are definitely grippy when warm and in the wet. However, anything less than 10 degrees they spin out even after 30 mins drives and they're noisy as hell when they wear. I swapped to Bridgestone T005 which are softer and don't go rock solid in cold weather so seems to cope better in these conditions and less spin. My car gives up quicker than the Goodyear's do so never reached it's limit but unless you / your car copes with 10/10th driving then I don't think the performance tyres are hugely better.

They're marketed as more of a touring tyre but they're better for my car than the Goodyear's were.
4 new Continental sport Contact 7 none run flats now fitted ? Would have preferred Michelin Primacy 3 Rear tyre size not available in none run flat
 
4 new Continental sport Contact 7 none run flats now fitted ? Would have preferred Michelin Primacy 3 Rear tyre size not available in none run flat
Non run flat tyres will have softer sidewalls and give a more compliant ride.

What provision have you for a puncture? Is there room in the car to carry a fuil size or slim line spare plus jack and wheel brace etc?
 
i put 4 good years on my s205. Brilliant tyres
 

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