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Old 6th August 2019, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So what is the advantage of having runflat tyres?

Just noticed a stinkin' great bluddy screw in the osf RE070...5mm of tread still on it

The usual culprets are totally unwilling to repair it,so I guess that's 2 new fronts needed?

so these tyres are heavy,expensive,uncomfortable and unrepairable and can only run for 50 miles once deflated?? just enough to get you to a repair centre
which wont be able to repair it and ain't no way gonna have a GTR size tyre in stock

I'm gonna go back to Yoko V105's,comfortable and fixable and bluddy cheap by comparo too


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Old 6th August 2019, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They may save your life if you have a tyre blowout on the motorway, though.

Why go with the Yokos rather than the tried and tested MPS4Ss or MPSC2s?
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Old 6th August 2019, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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..had them before on a cba..std fit on rs6/7s
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Old 6th August 2019, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've got a front runflat for sale if that helps?
https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/568933-b...5-40-20-a.html

It's just bad luck-I would try a different tyre bay though as someone else may think its fine to repair.
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Thanks TREG

give me tomorrow morning to try another local place...maybe?(fingers crossed)once the screw is removed the tyre will stay up...yea right no loss of air pressure thus far)

but meanwhile could you pm me your contact details please just in case?

and just to confirm that is a Bridgestone RE070 255/40?

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give me tomorrow morning to try another local place...maybe?(fingers crossed)once the screw is removed the tyre will stay up...yea right no loss of air pressure thus far)

but meanwhile could you pm me your contact details please just in case?

and just to confirm that is a Bridgestone RE070 255/40?

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Yes that's the tyre mate. Tons of life left on it, only selling as I sold my car a few weeks back.

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so these tyres are heavy,expensive,uncomfortable and unrepairable and can only run for 50 miles once deflated?? just enough to get you to a repair centre
which wont be able to repair it and ain't no way gonna have a GTR size tyre in stock
I think you'll find the idea is that even with a puncture you can drive somewhere, as opposed to being stranded at the side of the road. With a normal tyre (and not carrying a spare) you'd be Barry Tucked.

They are not there to be repaired, they are there to get you home (or somewhere else). I'd not want to be repairing one of my GT-R tyres either.

The GT-R does not come with a spare, hence it has run-flats.
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I always carry a can of tyre goo with me ,never had to use it.Never had a blow out...come to think of it in 35 years of motoring and I've yet to get a puncture ...so if that doesn't get me struck by lighting then nothing will
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I always carry a can of tyre goo with me ,never had to use it.Never had a blow out...come to think of it in 35 years of motoring and I've yet to get a puncture ...so if that doesn't get me struck by lighting then nothing will
I've only had a blow out once in 30 years of driving. It's not something that actually happens very often, I think it's that people always think it's more likely to occur than it actually does.
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Use the dyno plug had screw in mine and they would not repair it so done it myself

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Use the dyno plug had screw in mine and they would not repair it so done it myself
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Thanks Bobby.I did a search before posting and watched a few yt vids on that
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Fitters won't take the risk. It's not that there impossible to repair but they have no idea of how damaged the side wall has become due to driving it flat.

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Fitters won't take the risk. It's not that there impossible to repair but they have no idea of how damaged the side wall has become due to driving it flat.

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but the tyre has not lost any pressure at all at the moment and has not been driven flat
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Thanks Bobby.I did a search before posting and watched a few yt vids on that
It really is simple to pug it yourself, and it works every time, save me a fortune in tyres as nearly all the screws go into the tyre in central area if it was on a side wall then that would change things, I had it in a brand new tyre went to tyre fitters and they said they do not repair runflats at all dew to not being able to say how long you have driven on it, so they wanted to sell me a new tyre. so researched on the dyno plug and it works fine!

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Just noticed a stinkin' great bluddy screw in the osf RE070...5mm of tread still on it

The usual culprets are totally unwilling to repair it,so I guess that's 2 new fronts needed?

so these tyres are heavy,expensive,uncomfortable and unrepairable and can only run for 50 miles once deflated?? just enough to get you to a repair centre
which wont be able to repair it and ain't no way gonna have a GTR size tyre in stock

I'm gonna go back to Yoko V105's,comfortable and fixable and bluddy cheap by comparo too


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IF it's not to near the edge they will repair it, Kwik fit do these no problems.
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I also used a Dynaplug last October on a nearly new tyre with a screw in it; it has been fine ever since and I would definitely recommend it.
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Pros:

- more direct steering feel
- sharper steering response
- better dry grip
- safety if you have a puncture at speed
- ability to drive home with a flat tyre so no need for a pump/repair kit

Cons:

- harsher ride
- higher wear = reduces mileage
- poor wet grip (OEM tyres particularly)
- increased tyre noise
- usually higher cost
- canít be refitted easily if removed (wheel refurb etc)
- not meant to be repaired after a puncture
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Still no luck getting the tyre repaired....2 places were prepared to attempt it but did not have the equipment capable to remove a GTR tyre

Many thanks to TREG for the offer of his used Tyre..but I could not find anywhere prepared to fit a customer supplied part worn

So I have just ordered a new Bridgestone....Next Question!

The front left tyre currently has 6.1mm of tread,I'm guessing the new one wont have much more than 7mm?

will that little difference in o/d matter at all?
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Still no luck getting the tyre repaired....2 places were prepared to attempt it but did not have the equipment capable to remove a GTR tyre

Many thanks to TREG for the offer of his used Tyre..but I could not find anywhere prepared to fit a customer supplied part worn

So I have just ordered a new Bridgestone....Next Question!

The front left tyre currently has 6.1mm of tread,I'm guessing the new one wont have much more than 7mm?

will that little difference in o/d matter at all?
Does the tyre really need removing?, not sure if mine were left on or not (it was some time ago), anyone?.
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I have had 3 or 4 punctures now, two of those left me stranded at the roadside waiting for suitable recovery trucks for more than 5 hours each time (no tyre goop to keep me going) however I found the runflats so bad to live with as a daily driver I still prefer the MPSS and the risk it presents!
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