Need 2 good used Tires -Mini Hartop with 17" running flat tires.

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  1. mmlyman

    mmlyman New Member

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    #1 mmlyman, Jun 29, 2016
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    Need 2 good used Tires -Mini Hardtop with 17" running flat tires.

    Advice on where to find good used tires please. I'm in the Austin area.

    Anybody??
     
  2. 00Mini

    00Mini Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I don't have any tires but Welcome to Motoring Alliance the onlyest MINI forum you'll ever need !!
     
  3. mmlyman

    mmlyman New Member

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    Thank you. I'm a new owner and just learning about my Mini.
     
  4. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A! :Thumbsup: Normally, most of us ditch the run flats ASAP, as they do not last long, are heavy, and are VERY expensive to replace. What most of us do is to buy normal tires and use a spare or buy some Slime and a small compressor to use to patch your tires should you get a flat.
     
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    Welcome and I do as wmwny said. No run flats, Carry a plug kit and a small 12 V compressor in my boot
     
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    mmlyman New Member

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    Thanks y'all!!
     
  7. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
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    It will drive sooooooooooo much better!
     
  8. ScottinBend

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    And it's never a good idea to run dissimilar tires on a car.....especially with run flats.
     
  9. caseydog

    caseydog Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, like they said, runflats are heavy, ride like crap, and cost a fortune. I've gone over three years without runflats or a spare (knock on wood). I do have a plug kit in the car. Besides, I do 90-pecent of my driving in the DFW area, so I'm never far from a shop that does tire repairs.

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