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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:20:26 AM

There’s a compelling safety argument to be made for run-flat tires: Blow a tire on a highway on a cold, rainy night and, instead of digging out the spare tire and jacking up the car to replace the flat – or waiting for roadside service with cars and big rigs steaming by – run flats allow you to keep driving

But there have also been justified driver complaints about run-flat tires: they’re expensive, rough-riding, have a shorter life span and are not as “fun to drive” as regular tires. Bridgestone addressed these criticisms at the launch of its DriveGuard line of tires, the first run-flat tires without an original equipment fitment

Many companies make run-flat tires, including Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, Kumho and Pirelli. Bridgestone says it was the first to use them on a production
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 7:50:04 AM

I'll stay with regular tires and pass on the $300 spoiler, too.
hatterasjack
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 10:12:00 PM

people would rather spend $300 on a fancy wing for the back of their car than run flat tires. Go figure.
endymion
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 9:41:37 PM

How about making tires that resist getting flats?
teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 4:25:36 PM


Sounds like it fills a need ;0}
gs7101
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 6:12:12 AM

Better than a temporary spare tire?
Road-Runner
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 4:24:57 PM

Anything for a cheap thrill!
endymion
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 3:48:05 PM

Great - How about making tires that don't blow out?
too_high
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:47:08 PM

Sounds safer, but still not a replacement for everyday driving.
condé
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:21:10 PM

hows the ride...
MAC48
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:10:24 AM

The 80 kilometer distance at 80 kilometers per hour max speed figures in the article means, in terms of US measurement terms, that the new Bridgestone run-flat tire will go 50 miles distance at 50 miles per hour before one starts to degrade the flat tire to the point that it may not be repairable. For those who cannot change a flat tire on the side of the road such as the handicapped or pregnant women or the very old, this is a very good product that hopefully will allow then to reach assistance to get their spare tire mounted in place of the flat tire.

When combined with a tire pressure monitoring system that notifies the driver that they have an air pressure problem with a tire, these new Bridgestone run-flat tires seem to be a very good idea especially when their projected cost is comparable to other good quality tires on the market. Our children would have gone off to college with a set of these tires had then been available at the time.
FranklinON
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:44:03 AM

This sounds useful - and my regular tires are already expensive and rough-riding, so no great loss to make the switch.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:02:26 AM

There's a use for everything
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:56:17 AM

Ok
52MPG
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 3:30:15 AM

Regular tires for me.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:37:26 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:35:12 AM

interesting
JerryJoeUC
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 1:17:24 AM

Good news.
Zing20
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:44:35 AM

That's great news!
dylan126
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:19:55 AM

should move the old lady pointing her finger to bottom of page so I don't have to look at her like you did with blog articles
STLCARDSNATION
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:17:39 AM

WOW!
dylan126
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:09:05 AM

wish they would get rid of the old woman shaking her finger in front of someone giving me a headache
mojo803
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:06:22 AM

Don't the wheels require the special tire?
FrankTA2
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:06:08 AM

Excellent!!! keep improving the run flat technology.
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:04:54 AM

thought you got rid of read an article
leraar2
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:04:09 AM

ok.
obimerrill
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:03:55 AM

Nice
bridgerunner
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:03:04 AM

OK.
gasmack
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:02:39 AM

Seems like a good thang. Got to git me one'a them.
rahcat
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:02:37 AM

Old News
speedraider
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:02:21 AM

so
Brucevanf
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:00:34 AM

old
PetroScopper
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:59:47 PM

If you hardly ever get blowouts, then is it really worth it to spend that amount of money on a tire.
Kinglemuel
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:54:41 PM

Good to know about.
badharley
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:53:11 PM

Sounds good.
dylan126
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:52:03 PM

whatever
leraar2
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:52:02 PM

ok. so learn how to change a tire.
i can do one in under 10 minutes.
judgemobile
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:51:17 PM

OK, but I rarely get flats
Bezalel
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:50:57 PM

Many, if not all, are more fragile and thus subject to damage from minor things that would not cause normal tires to go down. I've heard of people cracking rims turning off a street without hitting a curb.
X5driver13
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:49:49 PM

Bought 4 Michelin run flat tires last week. Pricey!
skippypa
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:47:40 PM

It's good if you can drive to a repair shop within 80 miles
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:47:20 PM

oh
gmanor
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:46:51 PM

hmm...
pliskin
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:43:56 PM

It's sounds like a good concept albeit a bit pricey, no matter who the maker.
Bradford81
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:41:31 PM

Interesting
HellkatPA
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:39:46 PM

Cool
Katasa
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:36:37 PM

k
SkyKing77
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:35:08 PM

Good
DiannaFan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:33:55 PM

If it can make the drive safer it's definitely something to look at.
wilson222
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:29:14 PM

old school me I just go for the all seasons
Fitwit
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:25:33 PM

I happen to need 3 new tires. I have 1 budgeted for tomorrow.
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:20:02 PM

Just don't drive over nails, I say!
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