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Old 05-30-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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I've tried several searches to no avail --- perhaps I don't know the proper terminology.

I would like to replace the tires on our toad - a Scion xA with 185/60/R15's. What I'm wondering is are there any really good options for some sort of "run flat" tires? It would really be comforting to know if a tire goes flat back there, the result would not yield a little ball of sheet metal hanging on the tow bar before it was noticed.

Any ideas?
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I've tried several searches to no avail --- perhaps I don't know the proper terminology.

I would like to replace the tires on our toad - a Scion xA with 185/60/R15's. What I'm wondering is are there any really good options for some sort of "run flat" tires? It would really be comforting to know if a tire goes flat back there, the result would not yield a little ball of sheet metal hanging on the tow bar before it was noticed.

Any ideas?
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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You could invest in a set of tire pressure monitors, e.g. the Pressure Pro

That way you would be instantly warned if the tire pressure even got low, let alone failed completely. And it can monitor the motorhome tires too.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:30 AM   #4
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Goodyear, Perilli and Michelin come to mind as having run flat tires. Different technologies have been around for decades. Consider calling the companies and determine if these tires are sold for your car. The technology had been limitted to high performance cars and racing tires. It is very expensive.

Gary B has the right idea. Most of us have installed a tire monitoring system.
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I didn't realize a tire monitoring system could include tires on the coach and on the toad . . . another example of why this is a good place to hang around.

Sounds like a very good solution. While I wish the monitoring system wasn't so expensive, I have discovered those run-flat tires, made primarily for very high performance cars and not little Scions, are REALLY expensive! Some even require a pressure monitoring system.

Thanks for the replies and recommendations.
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