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Old 11-19-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default RE070 Tread Life Projection

At 11,400 miles I swapped my RE070's for a set of KDWS' (which are going to have to pass for winter tires this year). I found that over this span I'd used 1.5/32"s (9.5/32"s new vs 8/32"s now). All things being equal (they never are, are they?), and figuring that I've used one fifth of the usable tread life of 7.5/32"s, my RE070's have 45,600 miles left in them and should have a total usable life of 57,000 miles.

I'd characterize my driving style as hard but I don't abuse anything either. Of course, YMMV.

BTW, the tires are for sale but I'd like to limit them to New England delivery only. Alan
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Old 01-08-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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Hehehe, sorry to burst ya bubble man- but 070's WILL NOT last 45K... the tread wear is merely 140, so you are looking at 15K at best, MAYBE 20K, MAYBE. I have 5K on my set and I can tell ya, I'll be lucky to get 15K.
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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If you can get 15k out of 'em, you drive like grandma.
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:41 AM   #4
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If you can get 15k out of 'em, you drive like grandma.
Precisely - I'll be lucky to get 12K... 45K left, ha!
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Old 01-08-2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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10,500 miles and I'm at 9/32.

No rocking chair here
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Old 01-08-2004, 03:23 PM   #6
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I actually heard 8 to 10 from a dealer, but they dont know sht.
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Old 01-08-2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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I've heard of people wearing them out at 10k and others still have them on at 20k with no problems. There are just too many variables.
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:28 PM   #8
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yeah like people "thinking" they drive hard when actually they drive like every other joe on the street.
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:31 PM   #9
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i can't imagine anyone with an STi not driving what would be considered "hard". Why buy the car if you want to drive it like an Accord? (the non 240hp one, anyway)
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i can't imagine anyone with an STi not driving what would be considered "hard". Why buy the car if you want to drive it like an Accord? (the non 240hp one, anyway)
....And some people would isht their pants if they ever smelled brakes, clutch, tires, hot coolant and metal from their cars, too...
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:07 AM   #11
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I'm really rather surprised by the tread wear.

We even did two days of autocross school on them and they are still going strong at 7k miles.

YMMV
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:33 AM   #12
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the tread wear is merely 140
As per the TireRack spec sheet, RE92's have a tread wear rating of 160. I ran my RE92's for 45K miles... and they still had a hair bit 5/32'ds when I got rid of them.

Treadwear ratings mean jack.
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I just got over 4000 miles on the RE070's. Now using S03's.
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:13 PM   #14
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As per the TireRack spec sheet, RE92's have a tread wear rating of 160. I ran my RE92's for 45K miles... and they still had a hair bit 5/32'ds when I got rid of them.

Treadwear ratings mean jack.
Sorry but how did you put up with those awful RE92's for 43K miles or even worse, them with the tread wear that low.
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