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Old 06-23-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Potenza RE092A durability?

These came with the "new" wheels for my wife's Outback. I checked the sidewall and they say "Treadwear: 260". That seems a little low for a stock tire; my T/W 360 Zeix 512s only lasted 15K miles.... So how long are people getting out of these things?
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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this question really has no answer until you replace them
they will last as long as they will

this is more a function of alignment that anything else
especially for a grandma type driver

for myself they would last as long as it takes to get them replaced with better tires

re92s suck balls

and the less you worry about treadwear ratings the happier you will be as they really dont mean too much
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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This question has lots of answers, and that's what I'm interested in.
So far, they stick just fine for a commuter. And I'm not particularly defending them, but considering I can throw the Outback around a switchback at almost 30 with no squeeling, I'd say they'll do more than my wife needs them to.
I know that generally, speaking, the treadwear is an indicator of compound malleability and therefore life. I thought 260 seemed oddly short, considering most of the production cars I'm used to come with 400, 600, etc. Hence: how long are people getting out of them.
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