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    Watch your tires

    I got to use my TPMS system tonight. Was coming home when I ran over something on the road that went right thru the sidewall of the tire and blew it out. I drove it home on what was left of the tire, but I had to call scion roadside service and have them tow it to Muncie to get a new tire put on tomorrow. Man, talk about a bummer for a car that is only one month old. Only got 2k miles out of that tire too. Just an unfriendly feeling.

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    if it makes you feel any better the old man's IQ was in the shop for two weeks the day after we got it....id say he gave it like 20 miles be4 some lady "didn't see him" and the right side of the car was scrapped up

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    Eep! This is one of my biggest fears - having no spare tire. I run my iQ 70 miles a day on rural roads and through a state park. As soon as I get some money together, I want to put run-flat tires on it (probably with new rims - 17 inch Enkei Performance GW8)?. Anyone have any input?

    Oh - and I've had a LOT of people cutting me off and pulling out in front of me. So I can relate the the "didn't see him" comment. People are crazy. And distracted.

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    TPMS has saved me from getting stuck with a flat tire many, many times over the years. It's the catastropic failure far away from civilization that would worry me. I am seldom in that situation, but for the few times I am I'm getting a spare tire together.
    January 2012 Blizzard Pearl

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    I want a set of these for my IQ. Stock tire size is ok. I have these on my minivan, and they are very nice in the winter.Dunlop*SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat

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    Dunlop*SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat

    Not sure why the link is borked. But you can look these up on tirerack. They are $130/tire though. If they lasted 30k miles, then it wouldn't be too bad. They are kind of noisy, but not too bad.

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    How about this run flat?
    Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST Run Flat

    195/55R-16


    Ratings, reviews and specifications for Dunlop SP Sport 01 DSST Run Flat tires

    The reviews run from great to garbage but will it fit? Price is not too bad at $188 less $80 rebate?
    Anybody here with any experience with this tire?
    Vince
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarter4work View Post
    Dunlop*SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat

    Not sure why the link is borked. But you can look these up on tirerack. They are $130/tire though. If they lasted 30k miles, then it wouldn't be too bad. They are kind of noisy, but not too bad.
    As the stock Goodyear tires that came with mine are high MPG tires, I can't help but wonder how going to a different tire will effect mileage.
    What I did is that I kept my original steel rims and have one set asside for this very purpose - longer trips than just around town.
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    I personally don't worry about weight, but I would think that Run Flat tires are heavier than stock tires. Just throwing it out for whom it might be a consideration.

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    I'm sure the run flats would be heavier. The ones I was talking about are good for winter driving and are good enough for driving in the dry and rain. I've never had any problem with them on my minivan. Everyone else up here in Indy thinks the IQ is going to get swallowed by a snowdrift this winter, but I'm not really too sure about that. They do a fair job of plowing the roads around here. Now the driveway, that is a different story. The studless winter tires are more of a help when you get alot of ice from compacted plowed roads. Regular all seasons aren't very good about that. My old subaru had continental DWS's on it, those didn't fly too well in the winter. I expect about the same from the goodyear assurances.

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