The largest ridge of rubber on a run-flat is usually close to the outside of the wheel in case a tire blows in a corner. This ridge is solid, so if the tire is low on pressure or not warmed up enough to hold the pressure, this ridge will actually help add some structure and stability to the wheel in a hard corner. Handling is indeed different in that respect, but that's not a good thing. It means you're counting on a tire to correct you when you overdrive the tires. Again, there is an advantage I guess, but it is nevertheless for people who don't know better.Yeah, no don't worry, there's no wobbly handling at all unless you're not balanced properly. Handling is certainly a little different, you lose a little crispness of initial turn in at high speed but you do gain traction due to more flex inherent in non-rf tires and much more compliant characteristics over uneven (i.e. 99%) of road conditions. RFs, at least the ones I've tried are a compromise, they serve a specific need and that need is not better handling but cost savings in packaging and extra parts needed for a spare in a car.
I could see a shop possibly making an issue of it on an OOP or import inspection because of some OEM bullshit, but I'd tell 'em off and take it to a different shop. Weight rating and speed rating is all they need to be concerned with. I think Nik mentioned a legal document, but I'm pretty certain that no law in any province within Canada will stipulate that you must use run-flats, even if a car came with them from the factory. If they are CSA approved and fit the car, and have good tread depth, it will pass an inspection.Has anyone had an issue getting a Corvette safetied with Non Run Flats?
I have no intention of selling the car but the safety issue crossed my mind.
I have Run Flats now but will need fronts soon so may go with new MSS Non Run Flats all around.
That is the common opinion of run-flats, and while I disagree, I suppose you could just drive on it to the next town anyway. I personally would not. If a tire goes, I stop. Tow truck experiences are rarely fun, but I have CAA for a reason and I can specify a flat-deck and supervise the load, and even catch a ride to the shop (maybe that is not protocol, but I have), and make sure that I am satisfied.I always thought that run flats were introduced to eliminate the spare tire.
Those are very good tires, had’m on my 05.Time flies when you are having fun. Looks something like 4 years since we put the Firestone runflats on our 2005. Still running fine and with the front wheels zero cambered, wear appears to be nice and even not wearing on the inside edge as the tires were doing with factory spec alignment.