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      05-15-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Re-use stock RFTs once taken off?

Quick question...

If I put a winter tire on my stock wheels for a few months, could I put the stock RFTs back on the wheels next summer?

Thanks in advance! :smile:
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      05-16-2008, 12:08 AM   #2
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They are just like any other tire. Yes, you can put them back on.
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      05-16-2008, 12:11 AM   #3
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They are just like any other tire. Yes, you can put them back on.
Great news! I'm not familiar with RFTs and I wasn't sure if they were beadlocked or not. Thanks very much. :biggrin:
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      05-16-2008, 05:14 AM   #4
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Its not a good idea to keep unmounting and remounting tires over and over. Plus the cost of doing it.

Just get a set of winter tires/wheels for around $1,000+

Go to Tirerack.
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Just get a set of winter tires/wheels for around $1,000+
Yeah, I was only going to be doing this for the first winter. After that, I'd keep the winter tires on the stock wheels and get some new summers.
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I wouldn't do it. I tried it a couple of years back, and they ruined two of the tires taking them off, so I had to replace the two.
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I wouldn't do it. I tried it a couple of years back, and they ruined two of the tires taking them off, so I had to replace the two.
Was is the tires' fault or the guy who was changing them? :wink:
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Was is the tires' fault or the guy who was changing them? :wink:
Exactly. Make sure the shop has experience with runflats as the rims are different. A few years ago a local Firestone/Bridgestone dealer admitted that he would sell me the OEM Potenza 050A run-flats for my Z4, but wouldn't attempt to mount them as he didn't have the proper equipment.
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Yeah, I was only going to be doing this for the first winter. After that, I'd keep the winter tires on the stock wheels and get some new summers.

Sorry, i thought you were doing this every year.
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