Last post on Dec 02, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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#21 of 24 Re: Finally replaced the RF's [alimin]
Jul 13, 2013 (9:18 am)
Thanks this is helpful info. I've got about 30K miles on my oem's now and am thinking about what I'll do when it comes time for replacement. From the sounds of it, I'm not hopeful that non RF's will help that much. If you don't mind, can you say how much the Firestones were (and how that compared to replacement run flats, if you priced them).
Thanks in advance!
#22 of 24 Re: Finally replaced the RF's [nfrancis88]
Jul 14, 2013 (5:04 am)
Drove about 290 miles yesterday (7/13) with the new tires, and I've noticed that the RAV seems much more "planted" and steering seems "tighter". And a vast difference in traction during the rain we drove through for the first 140 miles, which would be expected with new tires anyway. I paid about $170 although Amazon had them for $159 and I don't recall what Tire Rack's price was; the dealer includes free rotation that will make up some of the price difference. Plus, Firestone was promoting the tires with a $50 gift card with purchase of 4. I think the new RF's were well over $250; with the additional labor for removal and installation, I didn't think new run-flats made much sense. So I have my AAA card and a "spare tire in a can".
#23 of 24 Re: Finally replaced the RF's [alimin]
Jul 16, 2013 (6:39 am)
Another difference between RF's and conventional tires: weight. So I am noticing slightly better mpg with the new, non-RF tires; the dealer said the RF's weigh about twice as much as non-RF's. And ride quality is slightly improved, but not by much.
#24 of 24 rav4 run flat tires
Dec 02, 2013 (6:12 pm)
I recently replaced the stock bridgestone run flat tires on my 2010 toyota rav4. Only had 20,000 miles on them and they were worn out. They were horrible in the snow since new. The worst tires I ever had on a vehicle. Just replaced with the continental dws contra and bought a 17" rim for the base rav4 off of ebay as a spare for 90 bucks. I will only put spare in truck if I take a long trip and will always carry a can of fix a flat in truck. The treads on the new tires are awesome and the ride so much better. I finally have a piece of mind and not afraid to drive in the snow.