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    Tire life and cost?

    I am really wanting to get a wrx but im worried about tire prices.
    17,000 miles on tires is way too little for me. What tires last the longest, how much do they cost? I live in south florida so i dont need to worry about snow, just rain.
    I am also considering an 05 rsx S. do you think i would get better tire life with one of those?
    thanks for any help

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    the ones that last the most are the ones that are too crappy to drive on them. That's usually the rule
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    Thats true, like pirellis for instance - it lasts longer than others but its also the loudest. Ofcourse I could be wrong. I liked the yokohamas but it is kind of pricey

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    Honestly I dont think tire price should play a role in your car decision. I have Toyo Proxies4 on my 05 WRX with 14,000 miles and they are still in pretty good shape. I got rims and those tires(17s) for $600.
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    The stock RE92s were sort of crappy on '02-'05 models, but they would last 30k miles or so. The new 17" RE92s are definitely nicer tires on the '06 and I think they should last at least as long. Otherwise, several tire manufacturers offer nice V-rated street tires that will go for 30k miles, give or take. Check out discounttire.com, etc.
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    I got 33k miles on my stock RE92's before I had to replace 2 due to a hole in the tire that kept leaking.

    I went with Yokohama V4S's and they are fine. Had them on my Eclipse turbo and they will get you a lot of mileage and are relatively quiet. Slightly better grip than the RE92's but not significantly more but they are also cheap.

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    you can get Falken Ziex for about $50 a tire @ edgeperformance.com, i don't know about the thread life on them but you certainly get better grip than with the RE92s
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    Quote Originally Posted by rallymaniac
    you can get Falken Ziex for about $50 a tire @ edgeperformance.com, i don't know about the thread life on them but you certainly get better grip than with the RE92s
    It seems like almost anything has better grip than the RE92's.
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    The age of a tire plays an important role in traction - not just tread depth. After a tire has a few years on it, it may not stick to the road like it should. The compounds in a tire break down over time. IMO high mileage tires are no bargain as you are losing some adhesion when the tires age regardless of the tread remaining.
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    i bought sum kumho ecsta supra 712s after the stockers went out( actually had to get new tires cuz i got a fix it ticket), they are a bargain performance tire, they offer a ton more grip than the re92s and are fairly cheap, and they last a long time.. on the other hand u could buy sum softer rubber for more money, and if you rotate your tires vigorously, they will last a good amount of time also.. its your call
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    I got some nitto 450's for about $59 a piece with free shipping. I like them better than the re 92's.

    I got them from tires.com

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    I've got 32k on my re92's right now and they still look like they have some life left in em.

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    My RE92's need to replaced and they only have 28,000 miles on them.

    I read they were crappy tires and this confirms it. So, I'm tire shopping! My inspection is due this month and there's no way I'll pass with these RE92's.

    A friend suggested Bridgestone Potenza RE 950's. He has those on his Subaru Legacy GT. I had Nitto 450's on my '93 Prelude before it got totalled three years ago. Those were nice tires.

    So,... I'm looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04WhtWRX
    My RE92's need to replaced and they only have 28,000 miles on them.

    I read they were crappy tires and this confirms it. So, I'm tire shopping! My inspection is due this month and there's no way I'll pass with these RE92's.

    A friend suggested Bridgestone Potenza RE 950's. He has those on his Subaru Legacy GT. I had Nitto 450's on my '93 Prelude before it got totalled three years ago. Those were nice tires.

    So,... I'm looking.
    I have the 450's I got them for cheap money at tires.com. I like them...
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