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    Re: New Tires

    The only way they will really understand is for them to experience a catastrophic tire failure.
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    Re: New Tires

    This is for you Bernie: Old School 3rd world harvested tyre repair in Pakistan. They don't throw away anything.

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    Re: New Tires

    Worlds Fastest Indian. Excellent True Story. Kiwi from New Zealand attempted land speed record at Bonneville with a 1920 Indian motorcycle in the 1960's. Could not afford new tires so he dressed them up with shoe polish to fill in the cracks to pass tech inspection.

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    Re: New Tires

    Two tires arrived today. I guess the other two are coming from another warehouse.
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    Re: New Tires

    Do happen to know how many miles the worn tires have?
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    No i did not write down the mileage but I will with this pair. Got the present pair about 18 months ago so I would say about two Miatas in Boone trips plus local driving so I say about 10,000 miles. Not concerned about the rate of wear but how well they grip teh road.
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    Re: New Tires

    Am swapping out tires on Saturday and Neil from Stivers Auto will be doing it. As you can see from my old tires, a lot of my tires were left up in the Smokey Mountains, probably on Marios windshield.

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    If you're getting 10k out of 200 treadwear tires, that's pretty good. At least you're using the tire and they're not aging out in the garage. I run 340s and I usually get about 15k from them, depending on how heavy my right foot is. Now, when we gonna get them tires warmed up?
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    Re: New Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Morreale View Post
    If you're getting 10k out of 200 treadwear tires, that's pretty good. At least you're using the tire and they're not aging out in the garage. I run 340s and I usually get about 15k from them, depending on how heavy my right foot is. Now, when we gonna get them tires warmed up?
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    Mounted, balanced and washed (both sides). Can you say "Road Trip?"

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