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Old 08-03-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default RE92 Blew Out! What's my best option?

My RE92s have 26,000 miles and are showing pretty good wear. I'd estimate that they have 6-8000 miles or 3-5 Auto-X events remaining; whichever comes first.

Anyway, I ran over some debris on the interstate and one got about a 3/8" slash right on the edge of the tread. It was pretty uneventfull but the tire is trashed because it was totally deflated for about 1/4 mile before I noticed that it had gone.

I can get a new replacement for $140 installed locally but should I really do that considering how little tread the other 3 have left? I can get P205/55R16 Kumho MXs for around $100 a piece. Money is tight right now but I'd rather not throw $140 away when I could get 36-40,000 miles and better tires for $450 or so.

I would prefer to go with a little wider tire but I plan to keep my stock 16" x 6.5" rims for now and I have a wagon. People say that a 225 will "bulge" too much on anything less than a 7" rim. Does that sound right?

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Old 08-03-2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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Some 215's are within 1% of the 205 55 height (for a reference, the optional subaru BBS setup is 4% off). That might be your best bet. Try Falken 451's, St115's, Avon M series, all about $90 and great tires. People say replacing 1 is bad for the diff, I can't see that as being true because how often is the diff never working? You are hardly ever driving just in a straight line. $140 is way too much to spend on a tire. Get one of the above mentioned, you're autocross times will thank you...
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:52 PM   #3
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used RE92s sell for dirty cheap here, about $20-30/tire.
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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used RE92s sell for dirty cheap here, about $20-30/tire.
Couldn't find anything in For Sale. There are full sets on ebay but I don't want to spend $200 w/ shipping to get 3 tires I don't need.

These look pretty good:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...41&rd=16&ar=55

These too (Although much lower tread rating):
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...57&rd=16&ar=55

Any thoughts? These vs. Kumho MX? They're both cheaper. How meaningfull is the treadwear rating between different mfgs.?

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Old 08-03-2005, 09:07 PM   #5
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bite the bullet, buy new tires...at the same time, with the new tires...you would think you have a brand new car. yes, its that much of a difference.
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