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Old 07-16-2001, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default new tire needs to be replaced 2002 2.5 RS, 900 miles

I had about 900 miles on my 2002 RS when i ran over a screw somewhere. The screw is on the edge of the treads and sidewalls, and according to 3 diff places (merchants tire, texaco, and sears) I need to replace the tire cuz they cant patch it at that location.

My question is, the stock Bridgestone Potenza RE 92 205/55/16 89V radials are like 140-204 bucks per tire around me. On tirerack.com they run $123 w/o shipping and obviously without installation and balancing.

I plan to only replace the one tire, not pairs, since I have barely driven the car, and not hard at that. My question is:

Can I go with a different tire, or do i need stick with the same stock tires? The stock are high performance all season. Do I REALLY need to replace it with high performance all season, or would normal high performance (not all seasons) work? ALso, if i picked up a higher speed reading (89z vs 89v stock) would that pose a problem?

As of now the hole is plugged by me, and not losing air. I am trying to buy time before I figure out what I need to do.


ANy help/suggestions are appreciated.



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Old 07-16-2001, 05:09 PM   #2
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Different brands of tire will have different sizes, even when rated the same. Also, there could be handling...peculiarities...when running three of one tire and one of another. Especially in things like rain, snow.

You can find RE-92s here in the Classifieds all day long for next to nothing. If you live in Cali I have a pair of worn ones, and a pair of half-worn ones you can have.

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Old 07-16-2001, 05:33 PM   #3
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anyone know wehre i cna get a re-92 for cheap?
doesnt have to be new, but about 1000 miles or less would be great. MY 2002 rs needs one.;


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Old 07-16-2001, 06:09 PM   #4
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bahboy20- Check the private classifieds, or post your own thread there. I'm sure there's *somebody* out there that has replaced the RE92's very soon after purchasing their car and has 'em sitting around collecting dust. You might be able to get a nearly-new for just shipping costs.
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Old 07-18-2001, 04:54 AM   #5
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bahboy I just checked the RE92 at tirerack.com is $86-I would check again.
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Old 07-18-2001, 08:31 AM   #6
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stock are 205/55/vr16 (v=speed rating, r=radial).
the 86 buck ones are hr16, meaning radials with a lower speed limit.
I need the high speed limits to match the other tires.
Its $123 at tirerack.com
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at http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes....l=Potenza+RE92
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Old 07-18-2001, 12:31 PM   #7
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If all you want is a temporary fix, hit up the private classifieds. Plenty of people are looking to get rid of their RE92s and you may be able to find one for as cheap as $20 or $30. Wear will probably be noticeably worse on the replacement tire, but it ain't an RE92 without a trashed sidewall.
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Old 07-18-2001, 02:10 PM   #8
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I stand corrected bahboy!
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