Trash Your Stock Tires Immediately
If you like to drive fast, if you like to fish-tail, if you like to drift into turns, then I suggest you replace your stock run-flats with either F1 or P0 tires.
I took a right turn (with track/stabilitrack off) had a nice fishtail going, when suddenly the front, not the rear spun around, slammed on the brakes, anti lock activated, now I'm in an uncontrolled skid backwards, I skid for about thirty to forty feet BACKWARDS with the break pedal slammed to the floor, and did not stop till I hit the curve. Luckily there were no parked cars or traffic.
Damage: Bent drivers-side-rear tie rod. Bent Rim.
Special order - two weeks until I receive it. SOL until then.
I spoke to a tire dealer regarding this, he said that because run-flats have such thick side walls, they have absolutely no performance capabilities. And regarding the thirty foot reverse skid, his reply was that since I had been placing so much pressure on the tires, they had heated up to a point where the traction had all but been lost.
Conclusion - Unless you are over sixty, get rid of your run-flats and get your self some decent performance tires. I was going to wait till I wore out these tires but now I have no choice.
I already had special ordered the rims from IForged. Three weeks till delivery.
19x8.5 front 19x10 back $3000.
Cadillac roadside is free - and more then willing to help.
2004 XLR - Black on Black - 2500 miles
Los Angeles, CA