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Old 12-19-2012, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone here use Run Flat tires? Since my 13 Accent doesn't come with a spare I was considering something like the Michelin Alpin PA3 in 195-55-16. The ability to not have to mess around with a flat tire on the highway with trucks whizzing by @70+ but to be able to drive home & deal with it here appeals to me. Has anyone used this or another runflat tire on their car?
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Does anyone here use Run Flat tires? Since my 13 Accent doesn't come with a spare I was considering something like the Michelin Alpin PA3 in 195-55-16. The ability to not have to mess around with a flat tire on the highway with trucks whizzing by @70+ but to be able to drive home & deal with it here appeals to me. Has anyone used this or another runflat tire on their car?

Does that size tire fit on our 16 inch rims?

I was curious about run flats, too, but the cost is too high.
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Does that size tire fit on our 16 inch rims?

I was curious about run flats, too, but the cost is too high.
The stock tires that came on mine were 195-50-16 so they should fit no problem. I run the Alpin PA3 on my Goldwing & with almost 23K still have 6-7/32 of tread left. Being the Alpin is a winter tire it gives excellent traction wet or dry at any temp. Tire rack has that size available for 141 so probably not out of line price wise with other tires that size. I personally have tested the run flat ability of another tire, the Kumho KU31 so they do work, given we don't have a spare tire they seem like a good idea on the Accent
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Run flat tires usually ride much worse and are much pricier than regular tires. I'd just buy a spare tire kit and forget about it.
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Save yourself the $800+ and check your tire pressure every 2 weeks, and have a tow truck on speed dial.

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Please Don't install run flats.

Pros:
--Can drive on w/ no air, up to 50 miles, at up to 50 mph

Cons:
--MUCH Heavier than a typical tire -> drop in fuel economy
--Expensive
--Ride like...crap!
--Technically cannot be repaired if punctured.
--Are there even any options?
--Lastly, they are a PITA to mount/dismount. Your Rims will take a beating if you don't have a well trained/experienced tech do them.

Option 2:
- Spare Tire Kit

Option 3:
- Apply money towards Snow tires/Steelies. Keep one of those in the back, and find spare tire jack/hardware.

IIRC, Hyundai Roadside assistance is 5/60..no need for AAA 'til then.
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Have to agree with the others here. Runflats are very expensive and usually not worth the investment. If you want piece of mind, get the spare tire kit and/or rely on your roadside assitance from Hyundai.
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