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Old 01-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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RFT/Non-RFT compatability

Just bought a 2009 135 w/ sport package and it has OE Run Flats. I plan on replacing them with standard tires, probably Continental DW's. the front tires are 50% warn, with heavily worn outer edges...the rear are relatively new. After I get the alignment straightened out I will need to replace the fronts.

My question is are there any safety or performance concerns if I have Non-RFT's tires on the front and RFT's on the rear? They will both have the same ratings, so I see no issues, but wanted to see if anyone had an opinion or had done this before.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:49 AM
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Mixing run flat and non run flat tires should be avoided due to unstable handling, especially at highway speed and in corners.


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