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Argh!!!! Bloody pot holes. Burst my front drivers tyre and the rear. Rears are both run flats but fronts are normal (previous owner) I’ve no spare.....so, do I go run flats all round or not? 

 

Either way.....got any tips on keeping costs down....in Preston, Lancashire 

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Is it your tyres or have you fuckered your wheels? 

Theres plenty of cheap arse places in Preston ;) 

but generally normal tyres are cheaper than run flats and comfier as well? 

I use a bloke by mine (southport) an he’s quite good! But I think he’s just like any other tyre place??

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12 minutes ago, golfpaul said:

There is a few potholes near me, so big I feel like fencing them off.

 

Likewise here.  The A27 west from Chichester is a right mess

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7 minutes ago, paulandchez said:

So run flats are a harder ride?  Can you fit a full size spare in the boot location or only the expensive pace saver ones?

 

You can fit a full size, but you need to relocate all the electronic modules in the tyre well.  I keep a full sized spare in my garage along with the space saver in the car.

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18" RunFlats are a choppier ride, hopefully the extra sidewall reinforcements will help prevent alloy wheel damage, sadly potentially transferring more energy to stress the suspension parts. So I try to never hit a pothole and definately not under braking/acceleration, actively dodging as many bumps as possible, I pitty any motor cyclist following/passing me though :o:angry:. The regular commute is predictable but going somewhere new is often an unpleasant challenge.

In the 80s I can't ever remember seeing a 8" pothole and never on a motorway. Judging by the state of the UK's infrastructure it seems clear that the country is rapidly declining to 2nd world status.

 

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@paulandchez

 

Another Prestonian here pal ;) Ignore @Yokozuna - he's a Southport AA member and I don't mean the breakdown folk :lol::P 

 

Personally I'd ditch the RFTs and go for normal tyres all round, a much better drive and feel and less back-breaking too!

 

My pops-in-law has an F10 530d and has just gone from RFTs to Uniroyal RS3s all round, non-RFTs and he's been amazed at how much better the ride is and handling feels a lot better too, less skipping!

 

Not sure where in Preston you are; but I source my tyres from either Camskill or Tyreleader online and then get them fitted by the lads at Autosave in Bamber Bridge

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One of the best things I did to my car - removed RFT's and put normal tyres, what a difference it was!

 

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On 15/04/2018 at 3:18 PM, d_a_n1979 said:

@paulandchez

 

Another Prestonian here pal ;) Ignore @Yokozuna - he's a Southport AA member and I don't mean the breakdown folk :lol::P 

 

Personally I'd ditch the RFTs and go for normal tyres all round, a much better drive and feel and less back-breaking too!

 

My pops-in-law has an F10 530d and has just gone from RFTs to Uniroyal RS3s all round, non-RFTs and he's been amazed at how much better the ride is and handling feels a lot better too, less skipping!

 

Not sure where in Preston you are; but I source my tyres from either Camskill or Tyreleader online and then get them fitted by the lads at Autosave in Bamber Bridge

I use Autosave too! They’re sorting me out this week.

 

cheers for all, the replies.  It’s much appreciated 

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Get on to the council.

 

I mashed a rft and rim in a pothole on my E60.  Council payed out over 90% of the costs after sending a couple of letters.  New tyre, new rim and a full four wheel alignment.

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I hit a pot hole that was 8ft long, 3ft wide and 6 inches deep and covered in water so you couldn't see it. Knackered 2 tires and 2 wheels. Over £800 of damage put on insurance. Council refused to pay out, but strangely I was writing to them on another issue a year or so later when I dropped in that I should take them to court over their lies about not knowing of this pothole (there were white paint marks visible when the water level dropped) and out of the blue a cheque for £800 arrived. I rang the insurance and said that it was probably theirs, and they said well done for get resolution, but they also had a cheque for £800 to cover the initial payout. 

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