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Old 12-27-2006, 11:31 AM
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Post Recommendations for new rear tires

Its about time to replace the rear tires on my '01. I just got this car in March, so this is the first time I've had to buy tires and I welcome your recommendations!

Any specific recommendations on tires? Also what about getting runflats? I have 18s

I live in the SF bay area and would also like recomendations on places to buy the tires with good service.


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Old 12-27-2006, 11:39 AM
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What size wheels do you have on the rear?

Depending on the size.. my opinion is posted here .

Runflats suck. I wouldn't consider putting them on my car for even a second.

I'd buy the tires from tire rack and have them shipped to Custom Alignment.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:45 AM
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Runflats? RUNFLATS?!?!?!?

No no no. PS2's.

You might want to think about running two different tread patterns...
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:51 AM
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What are the advantages of running two diff tread patterns?

PS2?
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:56 AM
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PS2?
http://www.michelinman.com/overview/..._ps2/2958.html
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What are the advantages of running two diff tread patterns?
Advantages? None....quite the opposite really. Replace all 4, or buy whatever is already on the front.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:45 PM
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Advantages? None....quite the opposite really. Replace all 4, or buy whatever is already on the front.
Yep, what he said.
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