My 04 156, continually rubs away a 45deg chamfer on the inside of the front tyres
- I've had it reset to 0 - 0 at the front - the problem is less but still evident after about 5K.
So much so that I've resigned myself to using part worn tyres on the front, with the following results;
Pirelli P Zero
- good on dry and smooth - not confident on bumpy roads - wet ok
- good on dry - and decent on wet - slight slide on application of power.
- excellent in the dry - good in the wet
- crap, crap & crap! - but refused to wear out - so were dumped!
from the above experience, I then went to source a set of Potenza's with some decent amount of tread - result I got a set locally and set of to get them fitted.
The tyre fitter immediately complained they were runflats - I saw his problem - the fitters had a bit of trouble with the rigid sidewall - good job they had a new tyre machine with extra levers!!
however the worst was still to come - the tyres were fitted 8 days ago - in that time, the Alfa has transformed from precise handling with plenty of grip and flex through a corner
:- to a twitching / snatching car that crashes through each and every pothole
- that has just lunched the passenger side drop link (6 months old).
I was not looking for runflats, so didn't give it a second thought - but I'll give them a few K's on the front them try them on the rear.
In short avoid Runflats
- unless you want to spoil the ride in your Alfa