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Old 12-02-2012, 02:14 PM
twizzleraddict twizzleraddict is offline
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Frankly, there are benefits to both RFTs and non-RFTs. Depends what your priorities are.

If I was constantly driving in an area where I'd potentially be running over small objects or nails (ie. new construction zones), RFTs would be the choice.

If I just commute to work and back in a relatively well-established neighborhood, or take it downtown and avoid any construction areas, I'd opt for non-RFTs just for the more quieter and comfortable ride they offer.

That said, I don't trust the roads enough ANYWHERE so my choice would be RFTs for safety reasons. If I wasn't carrying my family in the X5, I'd opt for non-RFTs but for peace of mind, I'd rather make sure I get the family from point A to point B safely every time without worrying about the possibilities of flat tires. Granted, there are still risks around RFTs which I'm aware of.

Are there any other quality RFTs made by other manufacturers (like Pirelli) that are decent or is Michelin the only one that makes a good quality RFT?
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