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What tires come on a new elise? About how long do they last with regular driving? (no track) Can you get run-flat tires for it, or what would be a good replacement tire for regular driving? I did a search but nothing specific came up.
 

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Sport package - Yokohama A048's - about 5-7k street miles
Non sport - Yokohama AD07's - about 10-12k street miles I think

almost $1k to replace a set...

will code for tires :(
 

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Can you get run-flat tires for it, or what would be a good replacement tire for regular driving? Get the same thing or?
 

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Ummm I dunno what 2 say about the run flats I guess it might be possible to get some for the Lotus but.... I really wouldn't do so. They are really heavy (I'm not even talking Lotus weight weenie talk I mean really heavy) and would greatly affect the ride and handling. Runflats are also quite expensive probably similar 2 good performance tires, u have a fill-a-flat in the trunk anyways. It really depends what ur priorities are: comfort, noise, life, performance. If u want long life and comfort I'd say get sum all-seasons if ur looking for performance with decent life something like the RE01's, F1's or T1R's would work.
 

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Ummm I dunno what 2 say about the run flats I guess it might be possible to get some for the Lotus but.... I really wouldn't do so. They are really heavy (I'm not even talking Lotus weight weenie talk I mean really heavy) and would greatly affect the ride and handling. Runflats are also quite expensive probably similar 2 good performance tires, u have a fill-a-flat in the trunk anyways. It really depends what ur priorities are: comfort, noise, life, performance. If u want long life and comfort I'd say get sum all-seasons if ur looking for performance with decent life something like the RE01's, F1's or T1R's would work.
I didnt realize that they are heavier... so thats a no-no...

any idea on how many miles you can get on the RE01's, F1's or T1R's
 

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Runflats are also MUCH harder resulting in a much harsher ride. Ask anyone who owns a Viper with runflats...
 

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Don't get the runflats.

Had sets on two past vettes and it was an incredibly harsh ride. Even some of the die hard vette guys don't run those tires.
 

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What tires come on a new elise? About how long do they last with regular driving? (no track) Can you get run-flat tires for it, or what would be a good replacement tire for regular driving? I did a search but nothing specific came up.
Might want to take a look at the Toyo R888. I have had Toyo's on other cars, and they make great tires.

Toyo® Introduces a Proxes® R888™ Fitment for Lotus Exige and Elise

If you do a search on this site, you'll find more info; however, they are fairly new for fitment on the Elise.
 

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a friend mentioned the runflats... not sure why now.... they dont sound that good from what your all saying and they are super heavy...
 
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