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Hi All,

 

I've got a 2003 Cayenne S which I've owned since new. I just recently had a blowout (first flat tire ever with the car) and now need a new set of summer tires. Since the flat, I'm more aware of the existence of run flat tires, since this car does not carry a spare. However I have no experience with them.

 

Specifically, my biggest worry is to have a flat and not be able to move to a safe place on the road to repair it without damaging the wheel. With the blowout I was lucky to get over quickly and safely, and my tires had a very good sidewall that protected the wheel.

 

I swap summer/winter tires and yes, I am a spirited summer driver.

 

Gentlemen, is a RFT a 'must have' for my situation, and are these tires as quiet / gripping / durable as others? Any experience?

 

Thank you all, I value your input.

 

Ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Run Flats are a heavier tire and therefore degrade suspension and turning and ride performance slightly but on a heavy machine like the Cayenne you would probably never be able to tell like you would on a Sports car. They also tend to cost more and there are not many choices in the Cayenne sizes that are also XL rated for the weight. You need to determine what is available in your tire sized and weight category first. They need to be at a minimum 'XL' rated and have a Service Description of around a 106W, 106Y, 106V rating.

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 Run Flats are a heavier tire and therefore degrade suspension and turning and ride performance slightly but on a heavy machine like the Cayenne you would probably never be able to tell like you would on a Sports car. They also tend to cost more and there are not many choices in the Cayenne sizes that are also XL rated for the weight. You need to determine what is available in your tire sized and weight category first. They need to be at a minimum 'XL' rated and have a Service Description of around a 106W, 106Y, 106V rating.

Thanks for the info - ordered run flats today...

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