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#2665 of 2671 Mini S/ Runflats
Mar 30, 2009 (6:59 pm)
My mini S is my ONLY vehicle. my older bro had an original mini & loved it. I was residing in S. CA. when I decided to purchase a mini. In california, I was put on a waiting list & would have to take whatever was avail. So, I asked my nephew in ohio to check it out. I was not only able to purchase my mini sticker ( all CA dealers wanted $6000. or > over sticker !! ), but was able to order it, tracked its progress, incl. when prod. was completed & it was put on the ship to the US !
So, I have bonded & drive it everywhere, incl. two coast to coast trips.
The tires I have are the original ( 2 were replaced in ' 05 w/ much diff. the rt. front would not hold air & had to AGAIN be replaced ). The dealer had my car over a week total for replacement of 2 tires !
I paid over $ 275.00 / per tire for run flats.
My mini ( 2003 ) has . 50, 000 mi.
My inquirey is simple : Can I replace these runflats w/ reg. tires w/ the original wheels ??? I refuse to pay the high prices for runflat replacements.
Thx bodble2 & joem5 for your input !
#2666 of 2671 Re: Mini S/ Runflats [wazjane]
Mar 31, 2009 (4:06 am)
Yes you can run many differant tires on your stock rims. I can't wait to wear out my run flat on my 06 S. I have several freinds who have done this and the ride of the car is so much better. I can hit a bump and not worry about loosing a filling!
#2667 of 2671 Re: Mini S/ Runflats [wilemakeit]
Mar 31, 2009 (8:29 am)
Nevermind a filing, hitting a bump with a full bladder in a Mini can lead to embarassing consequences!
#2668 of 2671 RSVP : andys120 & wilemakeit
Mar 31, 2009 (12:28 pm)
Thanks for your replies/ info. I love my mini s, just don't like the dealer fees after included maintenace has expired ! As long as I don't need to replace my original wheels for my 2003 mini s, I will go w/ reg. tires.
Anyone up for a roadtrip ??????????????????
My mini has >50,000 mi. & is still going strong !
An aside : I am a RN, who was working in southern california when I purchased my mini. I assisted in the treatment of a stuntman who injured his spine during a stunt for the most recent movie featuring minis ! Just an FYI !
I am a dedicated mini fan !!
#2669 of 2671 Re: RSVP : andys120 & wilemakeit [wazjane]
Mar 31, 2009 (12:56 pm)
Keep in mind you can find small air compressors to help you home if you have a flat. PS: my Freinds 03 Mini S has 128k miles on and still is going strong!!!
No problem yet!!!
#2670 of 2671 Re: RSVP : andys120 & wilemakeit [wazjane]
Mar 31, 2009 (2:03 pm)
Was he doing stunts for the movie "The Italian Job"?