Looking to get out of the run-flat tires on your MINI Cooper? You're not alone. Many MINI drivers can't stand the harsh ride and loud noise that comes from the stock run-flat tires. Granted, run-flat tires serve a purpose and do the job they are asked, but come at a stiff price, no pun intended.
Here are a few of my favorite non run-flat tires for the MINI Cooper and Cooper S.
Bridgestone Potenza G019 Grid. This is a High Performance All-Seaon tire with good traction. It features a nice, directional tread design that helps in the wet and is offered with a 50k mile treadlife warranty.
Yokohama AVID ENVigor. A great choice for the MINI. Sporty tire with great handling and very smooth ride. It features a 60k tread life warranty.
For those who have the 17" option and may be looking at a summer tire, take a look at the new Continental ExtremeContact DW. This summer tire has everything you're looking for including great wet and dry grip and excellent handling on the MINI.