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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11th November 2017, 11:43 Thread Starter
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Will be picking up Gen 8 Tyre R civic next week!!!!!
Looking for some advice on tyre choice once they wear out.
Since Civics have DWS we can fit runflats and I have fitted Bridgestone Driveguards to my 1.8 Si with no problems.
I am looking at B'stone Re050A since they worked well on my BMW 118 in the past.

Anyone got any advice on tyre choice or experience of fitting runflats??
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I would not use run flat tyres. Get some Michelin PS4 or Goodyear Asy 3 for good all round tyres.
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Why not fit RFT? If they are good enough on BMW then should be okay on other quality motors like Honda?
It might make the ride a little harder but I won't be stuck at the roadside trying to fix a puncture with the pointless repair kit.
Must admit i have not had a puncture since Noah floated his boat but sod's law will strike me down one day and it will be dark & pissing with rain when it does.
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The ride is already punishing on a standard FN2 Civic - fitting runflats will only make this worse. In a few days you won't have any fillings left in your teeth.

Flashy has highlighted two excellent tyre choices. The Goodyear are cheap for what you get. I also *think* the OEM RE050A you mentioned has been superseded by a different tyre.
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Plus run flats tend to be more expensive and are limited to drive on and you will need to replace rather than repair. If you are concerned about getting a flat stick a space saver in the boot.

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Thanks for the advice, i will run with what it comes on and see how it feels.
NonRFT tyres are of course cheaper but that is not an issue for me, getting home safe is the main concern given that the roads i drive on are mostly unlit.
I have noticed on Blackcircles that the tyres you all recommend have a 92Y load rating rather than the 88Y standard, surely that would make it feel harder anyway since the side walls will be stiffer?
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Thanks Flashy & TommyBoy
I have taken your advice and ordered GY F1 AS3 from Blackcircles on a multibuy deal. The savings over RFT tyres have paid for a space saver spare wheel.
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I have taken your advice and ordered GY F1 AS3 from Blackcircles on a multibuy deal. The savings over RFT tyres have paid for a space saver spare wheel.
How much did they cost if you don't mind me asking. Are these for a fn2?


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Yes for FN2, 355.88 fitted, the discount was 25 for buying 4.
They will always be cheaper than the small guy because of volume but I would recommend Blackcircles if you have not used them before.
They use non-national fitters so keeping business local rather than giving it to the likes of Kwikfit makes me feel good too.
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Less than 90 each for quality tyres sounds a bargain to me. Hope you're happy with them!
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I know it's a bit late but have you tried Federals?

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Goodyears doing okay so far, not done many miles yet but give good feel and grip.
Don't drive like a loon but even on damp bendy roads they are giving me confidence to push it.
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Goodyears doing okay so far, not done many miles yet but give good feel and grip.
Don't drive like a loon but even on damp bendy roads they are giving me confidence to push it.
That's what I'm thinking of as my next tyres. Got budgets at the moment and seemed pointless changing them as came new when i bought the car.

Also interested in Michelin pilot sport 4s. Much difference between them and goodyears?

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The Uniroyal Rainsport 3's are very good and probly cheaper.
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I know it's a bit late but have you tried Federals?

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I've just got a set of them from roundtriptyres-co-uk on ebay, and took advantage of the 20% off so cost me 289.52 for 4x 235/45.17 tyres
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I would not use run flat tyres. Get some Michelin PS4 or Goodyear Asy 3 for good all round tyres.
Goodyear Asy 3 - agreed
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Best place to get asy 3's? Def my next tyre

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Go on Blackcircles.com and then you can choose the most convenient fitters to your location from their partners.
Always found BC to be good value and easy to use, pay on line and nothing more to pay on the day unless you want tracking etc looked at.
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Go on Blackcircles.com and then you can choose the most convenient fitters to your location from their partners.
Always found BC to be good value and easy to use, pay on line and nothing more to pay on the day unless you want tracking etc looked at.
Thanks, will have a look. They the cheapest around?

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Will be picking up Gen 8 Tyre R civic next week!!!!!
Looking for some advice on tyre choice once they wear out.
Since Civics have DWS we can fit runflats and I have fitted Bridgestone Driveguards to my 1.8 Si with no problems.
I am looking at B'stone Re050A since they worked well on my BMW 118 in the past.

Anyone got any advice on tyre choice or experience of fitting runflats??
I went for the orginal tyres bridgstone potenza RE050A ( not run flats). Just because i want it standard as from new. I was tempted with uniroyal rainsports.

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