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Old 09-11-2017, 10:43 AM
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Best replacement tires for my 2013 Cubman

I have a leak in one of my run flat tires and they are telling me I have to replace it because they can't repair a run flat. I'm having a hard time believing that, but I'm sort of due for new tires anyway and wouldn't mind going with a all season normal tire and loosing the run flats. I would also like to get a slightly wider tire as well. I have 195/55 16 on there now.
I'm wondering if I can go with a wider all season tire and what is the recommended size.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:58 PM
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If you haven't run the tires at low pressures (below, say 15 psi), then just
plug the leak yourself, but you'd be better off just replacing.
For all seasons, go for the BFG G-Force COMP-2 A/S in or the
Conti ExtremeContact DWS-06 in 205/50/16.
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You can go with a wider tire , like 205/55/16 or maybe a 205/50/16. Most people ditch the run flats and buy normal tires.(cheaper/smoother ride) I have a 2011 Clubman non-s and it has a place for a spare tire, mine came spare, but not Run flays. Not sure if your 2013 does though. Search the site for tire sizes. There has been alot of discussion on upgrading tires sizes on this site. Also, you can go to all season, with any size you put on your car.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:06 AM
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BF Goodridge G-Force non-RF's. Keep a bottle of Fix a Flat in the back. These tires are awesome. About 500 dlls installed.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:53 PM
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All the R55 Clubman have a spare tire wheel well. But, there are two styrofoam tool/jack trays and only one fits with a spare. You delete the tray and just wrap the tools in a towel. Or you can check a number of after market places that sell the spare, tray, hardware etc. At least one has a full "kit" of all you will need.

For tires, we have non-runflat used Michelin Premiers on a Countryman all4 even in Winter here in Colorado. We have 35k on them and drive them *very* hard in mountain twisties. I have a set on my R55 and like them very much. If you look at online tire places that have reviews you will see they rate very high in about all the categories.

Happy motoring!
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:32 AM
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I opted to stay with runflats just for their benefit of never been stuck roadside! I use the original conti spec for summer and have a 2nd set of bridgspoke alloys with dedicated GoodYear Ultra Grip snow tires. Lots of debate on tires, but I have never had any trouble and drive the car in all weather, all the time.
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+1 on the Michelin Premiers, 205 width. Quite good on snow and good handling and longevity.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:36 AM
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Cooper S or Justa?

Highly recommend BFG G-Force Comp 2s for high performance summer tires. Good combination of grip and wet weather performance. I'm on my 2nd set on my 2011 Justa R55 Clubman. Put 195/55/15 on my stock 15" rims as it's the largest width I can go with stock 15x5.5 rims.

I heard the A/S versions are just as good but last longer and are not as grippy.

Plus if you can get Michelin Pilot Super Sports or Pilot 4 S, these are the newer models that are replacing the PSS. The standard for high performance summer tires that work great in the rain.
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