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Old 02-09-2013, 02:13 PM
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19 inch performance tire tread life??

Hey folks I can still flip my rims to 19's not afraid of bends but more so incredibly poor tread life so any ideas?? Done awesome on my 2010 with over 18k and looking really good.We're talking RFT's here.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:17 PM
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Hey folks I can still flip my rims to 19's not afraid of bends but more so incredibly poor tread life so any ideas?? Done awesome on my 2010 with over 18k and looking really good.We're talking RFT's here.
Don't worry about tread life.
You will destroy them on pot holes long before they wear out.



I would think that all things being equal 19s would last as long as 18s.

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Don't worry about tread life.
You will destroy them on pot holes long before they wear out.



I would think that all things being equal 19s would last as long as 18s.

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Captain, you have a pot hole obsession! LOL.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:24 PM
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Captain, you have a pot hole obsession! LOL.
After 7 tires and 5 rims you would too.

After today's storm the roads will probably be totally torn up.
The cars are safely parked in the heated garage and when take a car out next we will probably take the 750Lix which is relatively immune to pot holes.

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Don't worry about tread life.
You will destroy them on pot holes long before they wear out.



I would think that all things being equal 19s would last as long as 18s.

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Captain, you have a pot hole obsession! LOL.
Either that or he needs glasses!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:41 PM
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captain & pot holes= No mix
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Either that or he needs glasses!
I know.
Just drive around them.



I'm going to sign off now and read the evening paper.





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I'm going to sign off now and read the evening paper.





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What's a matter...Bloomberg not taking care of the upper east side?
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Hey captain meant to thank you for the mail on "Climb to the Clouds" would love to participate but on the 14'th of June i'm getting married(Honeymoon to follow) When again are the exact dates??They clear those NYC roads much?? We're buried here in Ct. looking maybe if lucky mid week plow so the auto will be garaged for quite sometime but here's another angle....More pot holes to come!!
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Hey captain meant to thank you for the mail on "Climb to the Clouds" would love to participate but on the 14'th of June i'm getting married(Honeymoon to follow) When again are the exact dates??They clear those NYC roads much?? We're buried here in Ct. looking maybe if lucky mid week plow so the auto will be garaged for quite sometime but here's another angle....More pot holes to come!!
Climb to the Clouds 5 is going to be held on the weekend of June 29th, 30th.

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Treadwear on the tire not wheel size is what you should look at

OEMs on my SP 18" are Bridgestone Potenza RE050A with a treadwear of 140. Looks like someone put new rear tires on at ~10K miles

Currently I have Kumho Ecsta 4X as my winter wheels that have a treadwear of 420 - in theory they'll last ~3x as long

Horses for courses. I have a dedicated track car so for the beater E93 will be putting summers with a treadwear of ~300 on when the Potenza's are shredded. Cheaper + last longer and grip only slightly less - totally fine for a street car


Oh I see you are in Darien. You'd be crazy to run 19" there. Actually you must be crazy to live there After one freezing cold winter and one humid summer in Stamford we bolted back to the South asap!
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Treadwear on the tire not wheel size is what you should look at

OEMs on my SP 18" are Bridgestone Potenza RE050A with a treadwear of 140. Looks like someone put new rear tires on at ~10K miles

Currently I have Kumho Ecsta 4X as my winter wheels that have a treadwear of 420 - in theory they'll last ~3x as long

Horses for courses. I have a dedicated track car so for the beater E93 will be putting summers with a treadwear of ~300 on when the Potenza's are shredded. Cheaper + last longer and grip only slightly less - totally fine for a street car


Oh I see you are in Darien. You'd be crazy to run 19" there. Actually you must be crazy to live there After one freezing cold winter and one humid summer in Stamford we bolted back to the South asap!
Hey thanks for the reply..I really like the look of the 19' 313 rim but do not care to bend/crack and chew up rubber and have to switch out at 10k! I did this same thing back in 2010 when I had the choice of the 193 or 19' 225 in which my brain won and got the 18's.The Darien comment is truthful that the weather sucks the roads even worse but the trade off here is nothing like living in Fairfield county with everything in your back yard..You omitted the real reason to leave,TAXES!! It's murder one.
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Hey thanks for the reply..I really like the look of the 19' 313 rim but do not care to bend/crack and chew up rubber and have to switch out at 10k! I did this same thing back in 2010 when I had the choice of the 193 or 19' 225 in which my brain won and got the 18's.The Darien comment is truthful that the weather sucks the roads even worse but the trade off here is nothing like living in Fairfield county with everything in your back yard..You omitted the real reason to leave,TAXES!! It's murder one.
Better than NYC that's for sure. Spring/ fall are great. Saw Ferraris on the road most days (it's only most weeks here in Atlanta) + my last office overlooked Greenwich harbor
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Better than NYC that's for sure. Spring/ fall are great. Saw Ferraris on the road most days (it's only most weeks here in Atlanta) + my last office overlooked Greenwich harbor
They pretty much renovated the Harbor area looks amazing ...Greenwich Ave. Ever been to Thataway?Cousin owned it but recently sold. Hey just noticed you have Le Mans Blue which I just ordered..Thoughts on the color since I've never seen in the flesh.
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They pretty much renovated the Harbor area looks amazing ...Greenwich Ave. Ever been to Thataway?Cousin owned it but recently sold. Hey just noticed you have Le Mans Blue which I just ordered..Thoughts on the color since I've never seen in the flesh.
Small world, we worked in Greenwhich Plaza (opposite the Rolls Royce etc dealership) and ate at most places nearby. I've moved a lot so it's hard to recall individual places.

My E93 is A51 Montego Blue. Gets lot of compliments which may mean it's an 'odd color'. It was bought used otherwise I'd opt for silver to go longer between washing the car. Le Mans Blue is said to be fairly close - will have to watch out for one in the flesh.
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