I have taken many calls from people that dislike their run flat tires. They often end up switching from them to standard tires.
These are the main issues people have with them:
- They cost more
- Their ride quality is harsher
- They wear out faster
- They are louder
My BMW 335i came with the the Bridgestone RE050A run flat
tires on my 18" factory wheels. When I opted for my aftermarket 19" wheels I went with standard tires, the Sumitomo HTR ZIII
. Even though my sidewall height is less, the ride quality has not been affected. I also noticed that the temporary flat-spotting I had with the run flats is now gone.
To allow myself to sleep better at night, I purchased our ContiComfortKit
in case I get a flat. After over 2 years of use, I have yet to have one.