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      10-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by doublevanosrc View Post
Many share your concern but run flats seem to be the way of the future. Porsche and Cadillac are starting to equip models with run flats as well. Manufacturers love them cause it keeps cost down and offers more room in the trunk.
Which model Porsche comes with RFTs? The Boxster has been equipped with a sealant/compressor kit for a number of years, but with conventional tires. Mazda does the same for the Miata, and many touring motorcyclists carry them as well.

And although it's been 10 years since BMW first introduced OEM RFTs (and longer for Corvettes, IIRC), other car makers don't seem to be jumping on the bandwagon. Perhaps if future RFTs are designed with greater ride improvements and (more importantly) lower costs...