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Old 10-20-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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Its time to clear out my garage

Michelin Pilot Alpins 215/45/17, great performance for winter, 1.5 seasons left, $175.

Yokahama Gaurdex 215/45/17, great for snow , 1.5 seasons left, $125.

Conntinental Sport Contacts 215/45/17, some tread, great for auto X or hydro planning ! $100

Soon to be available, still have enough tread to pass inspection. Stock RE92, Great for getting by the new Maine tire load capacity laws , or great for trading your Subaru in. $50

Please Send me a PM. I would prefer a local sale.
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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1.5 seasons left
Not to bust on your sale, but what exactly does this mean?
You can use 'em for one more winter, then, halfway through next winter, they're done?

If you're trying to estimate how much "seasonal" tread life you think is left on them, that's kinda backwards, and possibly somewhat misleading. You can't safely estimate how much wear someone else is going to put on these.

I'd suggest offering up how many seasons or how many miles you've put on them. Even better, go measure actual remaining tread depth. Maybe even post some pictures of the tread.

Once again, I don't mean this post to be critical of your sale. But on an item like snow tires, where useable tread depth is rather important, perhaps you could clarify a bit.

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Old 10-20-2004, 10:40 PM   #3
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What Maine load capacity laws? Got a link, or cliff notes?
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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life is tire wear. the closer you are to the end, the faster it goes.
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Old 10-21-2004, 06:58 AM   #5
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(What Maine load capacity laws?)

As of Oct 13th, if you wanted to put a non OEM tire on your car it has to meet or exceed the OEM tire load rating.
For example I wanted to go with the P Zero Neros in a 50 series. The 50 series met the Subaru vehicle load ratings, but did not meet the RE92 ratings.It was under the RE92 buy about 70 lbs.

I heard this for Roger at Tire Rack and then went to a local state inspection station and they confirmed what Roger had said.
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Old 10-21-2004, 10:30 AM   #6
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(What Maine load capacity laws?)

As of Oct 13th, if you wanted to put a non OEM tire on your car it has to meet or exceed the OEM tire load rating.
For example I wanted to go with the P Zero Neros in a 50 series. The 50 series met the Subaru vehicle load ratings, but did not meet the RE92 ratings.It was under the RE92 buy about 70 lbs.

I heard this for Roger at Tire Rack and then went to a local state inspection station and they confirmed what Roger had said.
So... Every inspection station now has a list of what tires and option tires came on every trim level of every vehicle made in the last 20 years?!?

Yeesh. Now THERE's a good use of state tax dollars, cause you know, I see the remains of so many car tires blown out on the side of the interstate...
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:38 PM   #7
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isn't OEM tire info on the A or B pillar? Not brand, but type, pressure, load, etc.
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Old 10-21-2004, 07:16 PM   #8
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(If you're trying to estimate how much "seasonal" tread life you think is left on them, that's kinda backwards, and possibly somewhat misleading)

I came up with another way to measure the tread life without a tread gauge!
I was thinking that the winter tires might have about 8.75 snow storms left in them.

Both of the winters have about 7-8mm of tread depth. There seems to be one tire in each set that does have less tread than the others in the set. But I don't think that it will affect the overall performance of the tires on an AWD car.
I was plannig on running the Alpines this winter but I decided not to buy 17" rims.
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Old 10-22-2004, 07:41 AM   #9
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Old 10-22-2004, 06:06 PM   #10
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At my inspection station we don't have any such tire list. All we care about is if you have tread, and your tires are the correct size, or close.

The tire tread issue is a huge deal for most Mainers. Most people have no clue they have no tread, and they'll argue with you until blue in the face when you tell them 1/32 of tread isn't enough for a Maine winter. They have no clue one or more tires are almost flat, they have no clue that clunking in the steering is dangerous, they have no clue the screaching when they hit the brakes means the brakes are gone, they have no clue that the CEL means something is wrong under the hood and might not be good for the engine.
Scooby owners and BMW owners seem to be the best for keeping their rigs in good shape.
bump for a Mainah who needs to sell the extra tires
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