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      09-22-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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Run flat removal....

Anyone know who in Sydney does this without damaging the rims? Apparently any ol shop cannot do it.

Need to put my Contis on this week..

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      09-23-2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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What are you doing with the run flats?
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      09-23-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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Try Australia's Best Tyre Service at Canterbury Road Roselands..
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      09-23-2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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      09-23-2008, 09:35 PM   #5
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I had RFTs replaced on my 130i recently, done at one of Jax's outlets and no damage to the rims or tyres. Prior to getting the tyres replaced I rang few tyre places and they all assured me that RFTs can be removed without any damage.

Guys replacing my tyres did excerisize caution and spent a bit of time removing the RFTs (took longer than with convetional tyres).

So the short version is any tyre place should be able to do it, they just need to take care while removing RFTs.
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      09-23-2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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Yep, called a shop who said no dramas $11 per corner, fit/balance! Sweet
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      09-23-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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Aren't the new Bridgestone dealers RFT specialists?
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      09-24-2008, 12:25 AM   #8
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Last time I had some RFTs removed the guys actually told me that it was harder to deal with the semi-slicks that they put on in their place.
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semi-slicks/racing tyres are easy to get on and off. The hard bit is creating the seal as the sidewalls tuck back in under the tread. Means the bead can be quite far away from the rim. I've seen some interesting solutions on how they get it to seal....and not to far from the Top Gear Polar Special solution.
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