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      04-04-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Phasing out RFT's

Can I run RFT's on the front or rear and non-RFT's on the opposite axle? I'm trying to phase them out but one set is like new and the other has 35K miles on them. The roads up here (NH) are rough with RFT's.
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      04-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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No takers??
There's got to be one Z head in this group who tried this with success.. or failure!
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      04-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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I think you can do it but it certainly isn't advisable to have RFTs on one axle and not the other. I think this has probably been covered in another thread or two somewhere and that may be the reason for not getting a response.
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i had RFT up front and non-RFT in the rear for about 10 months before I switched out all 4 for same brand non-RFT's.

It can be done...But the ride got MUCH improved once all 4 tires matched...
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Thanks guys, with such a short season up here, it may take a few years though.
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Thanks guys, with such a short season up here, it may take a few years though.
I'm in the same boat as you. I believe the tires were just replaced prior to being traded in. I'd love to get new rims and tires but I want to get full use out of the run flats first.
Same thing goes for my brakes. I'd love to get akebono pads but my brakes work fine.
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Thanks guys, with such a short season up here, it may take a few years though.
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... I'd love to get new rims and tires but I want to get full use out of the run flats first.
If you're 'putting up with' the RFTs, I'd put on a new set of tires and start enjoying them now. Life's too short - sell the runflats to someone out there who sees them as an asset.

These are too nice of a car to make that much of a compromise, just to try and squeeze a few extra dollars worth out of tires you don't like ...
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I had perfectly good RTFs that I got rid of in favor of non. Stinks to get rid of perfectly usable tires, but you will love the car so much more once you've switched. It's worth the extra money spent.
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Wow! You guys have me psyched to dump the RFT's for non's.

Thanks for the responses..
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Post back what you purchased and your impressions. It helps everyone! Enjoy!
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