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Old 10-15-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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Question any demand/uses for worn RE92s?

I'm about to replace my original RE92s at 4 yrs and 40k miles. Still decent tread left and they drive fine but I no longer trust them in rain, let alone snow. Is there any demand for these for auto-x or whatever, or should I just scrap them?
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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1 worn RE92 + 500 drywall screws = Awesome ice racing tire.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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1 worn RE92 + 1QT gasoline and a match = Awesome fire.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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tugboat captains really like them...
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:33 PM   #5
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I used mine in autocross, but I had no choice. Otherwise I would not use them.
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:01 PM   #6
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I bet there are a lot of people that could use them to keep the roof of their trailers held down.
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:20 PM   #7
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:22 AM   #8
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Slap them on the rear of a 240 and go drift.

But those bald worthless piece of 160 treadwear tires probably won't give too much play time. Although the sidewall stiffness was pretty decent on the re92's. (unless it was just because mine were bald, no tread squirm?)
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:04 PM   #9
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Donate them to a track for their tirewalls.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:16 PM   #10
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EXACTLY what I was thinking. You beat me to it.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:23 PM   #11
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PS. give them away to a friend who dosen't care and needs new rubber
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:45 PM   #12
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I bought a near new one for $50 off the forum as a quick spare, after a pothole slashed the sidewall of my stock re92.
I'd say hold on to them and sell them later. Maybe for the next "burnout of the month" contestant in your area.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:06 PM   #13
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RE92 Flower Pot Mod...



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Old 10-16-2006, 10:42 PM   #14
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friends don't let friends drive on RE92's
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:55 PM   #15
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Donate them to a track for their tirewalls.
Seconded. A lot of the tirewalls at Summit Point / Shenandoah are RE92's
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:01 PM   #16
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How low is the tread? Above the wearbars?
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:51 PM   #17
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Yeah, lots of tread left--about 4/32 or 5/32. Wear is pretty even too. But they are starting to slide in the rain and I don't even want to think about hydroplaning or snow.
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #18
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^^ starting to slide??? mine did that when they were new..
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:02 PM   #19
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In a way, I thought that the RE92's were fun. Their limit of adhesion was so low that I could get the car to slide without going too fast. They would break away smoothly and regain traction without getting into trouble. They have very soft sidewalls and feel much better with atleast -1 degree of front camber.

The real issue with RE92's is that they are mid to lower level all season tires. They don't grip like max performance summer tires, they weren't made to do that.
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Make a reef out of it.
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