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Old 01-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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Question Typical RE92 life?

So I have about 43k miles on my 03 WRX now, with stock RE92s still on there. I don't drive the car hard at all, so the tread is still quite good. I'll hydroplane only when I go over a really deep puddle, but that's to be expected.

Anyways, I'm wondering if I really want to replace them, or do I want to keep them until I trade in the car. I drive a lot less now, especially during the spring->fall seasons, as I take the bus most days of the week. I've put maybe 8000 miles on my car this last year, so I'm below "average."

So I searched for RE92 life and got nothing of interest... so my question is:

How long do RE92s usually last? I want to see if I should just bite the bullet now and get some new (wheels and) tires, or see if these will last until I get a new car next year.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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Usually they last long enough to drive to the tireshop were you have them replaced with a good tire.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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Anything unles 4-5/32 in the snow and they get really bad. Mine were at the wear-bars at about 50k highway miles, but I had other sets for autox/track/ some summer driving.

Replace them when they need replacing or they no longer fit your driving style. They may very well go 60k+...
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:23 PM   #4
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If you dont drive alot then they should last you for a year.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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I worn the set on my old WRX out in 15,000 miles all street driving.

8,000 for my RE070's with 5 autocrosses
8,000 for my RT615's with 6 autocrosses
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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I hear they have a half life of 721 years.


...but who cares, as long as they aren't on your car...
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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I worn the set on my old WRX out in 15,000 miles all street driving.

8,000 for my RE070's with 5 autocrosses
8,000 for my RT615's with 6 autocrosses

wow and i thought i drove agressively. i put 40k on my RE92s until i killed them with a messed up alignment. they would have easily gone 50k if i'd gotten an alignment. i didn't really care since i slapped on a new set of rims 'n tires after anyway.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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I got about 50K out of my RE92's. I could have probably gotten another 5-10K out of them, but last year when it was raining like crazy, they were getting pretty scary to drive on. When I started seeing Toyota Corolla's passing me, that was when I decided to ditch those and throw my SO3's on the WRX (same size tire as was on my previous 240sx actually).
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:09 PM   #9
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Mine lasted me about 58k highway miles. I could have put another 10k on them if I took it easy in the rain and snow.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:07 AM   #10
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....long enough for ya to get them off the car and onto the fire
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:18 PM   #11
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you driving route will also determine how quickly the tread will be used up. Driving alot of miles on the freeway will keep more tread on the tire than stop and go.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #12
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RE92s should get you home from teh dealership where you better have Azenis or KDWs waiting.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:52 AM   #13
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So I have about 43k miles on my 03 WRX now, with stock RE92s still on there. I don't drive the car hard at all, so the tread is still quite good.
post a pic of the remaining tread on the worst tire.

Most people go through them long before 43k - mine went 18k (very little highway miles) then needed replacing (not at the indicators, but close - plus the RE92 gets a bit squirrely once the tread wears down a bit)
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:43 AM   #14
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What is the difference between a RE92 and a RE92A? My car has RE92As on it. They have about 20k miles on them and look great as far as tread life is concerned. They are pretty crappy tires in regards to grip and feel though. I planned on replacing them a long time ago (after seeing tons of re92s suck threads on here) but have been spending all my money on stuff for my new house. Anyone have suggestions on a tire that won't see barely any snow, mostly sun and rain. I won't be racing but I do make an occasional trip to the blue ridge parkway to have some fun. Costs around the 500 range, I can afford them now since the wifey is done buying furniture.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:18 PM   #15
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:26 AM   #16
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I'm just waiting for mine to wear out so I can replace them with something decent... I don't want to waste a perfectly good tire, but they're lasted me 92k kms but that's with swapping to summer tires (in the summer of course) and using the bridgestone's as winters...
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:36 AM   #17
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20k with 4 auto-x's, but they were past the wear bars, and frightening in the wet when I took them off.

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Anyone have suggestions on a tire that won't see barely any snow, mostly sun and rain. I won't be racing but I do make an occasional trip to the blue ridge parkway to have some fun. Costs around the 500 range, I can afford them now since the wifey is done buying furniture.
I put on Hankook Z-212's. Very good in the rain, pretty good for auto-x, and the price is right. I can't imagine they'll be any good in the snow, but we really don't get much of that here in the Piedmont.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #18
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my re92s lasted ~30k miles.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:18 PM   #19
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The smart answer is "way too long", but if you have 43K and have developed a sense of how and when they'll hydroplane, it's about time for replacement
:-) ...and be amazed at how much tighter your WRX feels! They do give pretty good gas mileage, tho.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:52 PM   #20
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30k for me as well
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:16 AM   #21
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I don't know how many miles were on my RE92s when I bought 'em... but I put just under 10k miles on them. That included 3 autocrosses and a lot of agressive driving.

Just bought my second set of stock rims on RE92s and hope to make 'em last much longer since I've now got a second set of rims and tires for autocrossing.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:38 AM   #22
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I got about 50k on mine and then one developed a blister that couldn';t be fixed. I got 4 Kumho ASXes for about half the cost of a replacement RE92.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:57 AM   #23
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The treadware rating on RE92's and RE92A's is 160. Most good all-season tires are in the 300 to 500 range. This number is determended by the manufacturer so it's hard to use for accurate comparisions between different manufacturers, but if you look at the other comparable all-season tire in the Potenza line up you see that the G009 has a tread life of 460, which means theoretically it should last 2.8 times longer. In other words the RE92 is not designed to last a long time. It's designed to wear out quickly so people have to buy another set more often (most unschooled people just buy the OE tires everytime).
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. It's designed to wear out quickly so people have to buy another set more often (most unschooled people just buy the OE tires everytime).
And is probably the reason they are so dammed expensive.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:22 AM   #25
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My Legacy GT's RE92s have 49k miles and are not worn down.
I put roughly 500 miles a week, mostly highway and back roads.

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