Run-Flat Tires or Go-Flat Tires?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Chad Hocker
Can I put non-run-flat tires on my vehicle, even if it came with run-flat tires? Yes, you can put non-run-flats (or as some like to call them, go-flats) on your vehicle.

The main benefit of the run-flat tire is you can drive on them with no air in the tire for 50 miles at 50 MPH. However, they cannot be repaired and need to be replaced within 50 miles of the puncture.

Many times when a vehicle comes with run-flats from the factory a spare tire is not included. If you want to switch to the non-run-flat tires keep this in mind; you may not have a spare tire to switch out. So before making the switch from run-flat tires to non-run-flats, have a plan in place in case of a flat.

Some carry a full-size spare or a space saver spare and tire. Tire Rack has space saver tires. Another option is to carry a fix-a-flat product like the Continental ContiComtforKit, but it will not repair a sidewall puncture or a blow out.
Contential ContiComfortKit
Now that you know what to consider before replacing your run-flat tire, let's take a look at the options for your vehicle.

Comments on Run-Flat Tires or Go-Flat Tires?

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Bob Leslie:
I have a 2005 C6 Vette, the prices for original equipt run flats are rediculous. I'd like to get Hankooks or Kumho ordinary tires, will I also get better handling?
Monday, October 28, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
We can probably find a tire for your Corvette that more closely meets your specific needs. Please call us at 888.541.1777 M-F 8am-8pm Eastern.

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