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Old 12-04-2012, 02:31 AM
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Stay with the RFT or not ?

Currently have approx 27k on my 1 year old X, I am down to approx 5/32 on the original Michelin RFT , I am in a lease situation and I do not have the spare tire option, I will be needing tires soon and I am not happy with the lack of RFT choices in the 255/55/18 sizes,
I am not impressed with the Michelin RFT as they have become increasingly noisy since about 16k even with rotation, I am thinking of going the non RFT route but the I have the following concerns :

1. I usually take 3 trips down to South Carolina per year
2. I am assuming that if I take the Michelin's off now, I can reinstall them at lease end
and pass inspection ?
I have had only one blowout tire in the last 6 years, evn if I had this issue with a
runflat I assume I would still be SOL with the availibilty of a replacement tire. I do carry
an air compressor along with a dynaplug kit, more useful than a Slime kit IMO. Any opinions would be appreciated.
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