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Old 07-21-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation One more summer out of these tires or get new ones

Hey guys/gals

I got my tires about a year and a half ago , as you can see my front ones are starting to bald and i can defiantly feel them slipping a bit more up front in the wet. Should i just rotate or get a new set for next summer. My worry about rotating them is that if the fronts are used up and i put them in the back the end will unhook more easily. what are your thoughts

here are the pics order: front left, front side and rear left. i just did the left side since the right side shows identical wear
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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They look good from my house! :)

Seriously though they look plenty legal but I would put more stock in how they feel-if they were letting you down in the wet traction dept I'd replace em. Better to spend some money than hurt yourself or your ride...

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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It really depends on how aggressive you drive. Looks good to me. Personally, I would rotate. I wore the tires on my Spec V down a good bit farther than that, and still drove it pretty hard. I really wouldnt want to make a call on it for your safety's sake. Just follow your gut feeling.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:36 PM   #4
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They certainly look as if there's a lot of life left to them.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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They certainly look as if there's a lot of life left to them.
i know the rears are almost like new , its the front ones im worried about. what worries me are the inner edges , if you look at the rear one and compare it to the fornt ones, the front ones are missing the middle grooves, and i can feel them slip easier now when wet
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:20 PM   #6
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i know the rears are almost like new , its the front ones im worried about. what worries me are the inner edges , if you look at the rear one and compare it to the fornt ones, the front ones are missing the middle grooves, and i can feel them slip easier now when wet
In that case, change the two front tyres ASAP.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
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you don't rotate? where is the tread relative to the wear bars?

i say rotate your tires and roll for another season or two
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you don't rotate? where is the tread relative to the wear bars?

i say rotate your tires and roll for another season or two
i would rotate them after this summer, i only had them for one season and a half

the front ones are about 2-3 mm from the tread wear indicator
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:39 PM   #9
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I vote rotate. They look good, better than mine in back. Besides that Canadian summer will be over in a couple weeks and you'll be back on snows anyway
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I vote rotate. They look good, better than mine in back. Besides that Canadian summer will be over in a couple weeks and you'll be back on snows anyway
dont remind me lol

but honestly peeps these tires are pretty awesome it's an Yokohama S drive knock off but they're awesome. Im asking cause im not sure if i should keep them since i really like them and i cant find anymore of them anywhere
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:20 AM   #11
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you should rotate every 10000kms....how far have you driven w/o rotating?
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you should rotate every 10000kms....how far have you driven w/o rotating?
10k im getting pretty close to it
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:18 AM   #13
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10k im getting pretty close to it
lol, you gotta stop doing burnouts at every red light!
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lol, you gotta stop doing burnouts at every red light!
see thats not it as i hate doing that, me its more in the corners when i power out of them..that and taking them always faster and faster
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PK: you are very far from the worn indicator. You have to look at the indicator in the larger groove and not on the side of the tire.

the side indicator is approx 50% wear.
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What Kimona said - if you don't want to rotate, then just buy a pair of brand new identical tyres for the front, and let the backs keep going.
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PK: you are very far from the worn indicator. You have to look at the indicator in the larger groove and not on the side of the tire.

the side indicator is approx 50% wear.
yeah i know , but thats just it the fronts are about 2-3mm from the indicator
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What Kimona said - if you don't want to rotate, then just buy a pair of brand new identical tyres for the front, and let the backs keep going.
problem is i cant find these tires anywhere anymore
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