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Tire Question

Postby Kraftster on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:46 am

I need new tires. I'm driving from Pittsburgh to Philly this week. The forecast right now is nothing severe, probably light rain/wet roads.

Would I be best served with my crappy current tires -- probably 2/32 or worse (hydroplane risk?) or new tires that aren't broken in (slipping/poor grip)?
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Re: Tire Question

Postby mac5155 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:49 am

Always better with new tires.

http://Www.mongelltire.com

That's my family business. If you feel like driving a little, might save some $. Some posters have gone here on my recommendation.
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Re: Tire Question

Postby columbia on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:52 am

That seems like a win/win:
Get new tires and talk to one of mac's relatives about warz strategies.
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Re: Tire Question

Postby mac5155 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:54 am

Tell my uncle you're Internet friends with me.

He'll probably laugh at you. (or me.. Lol)
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Re: Tire Question

Postby Admin on Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:01 am

Is the discount better or worse if you mention LGP?! :pop:
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Re: Tire Question

Postby tifosi77 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:43 am

Kraftster wrote:I need new tires. I'm driving from Pittsburgh to Philly this week. The forecast right now is nothing severe, probably light rain/wet roads.

Would I be best served with my crappy current tires -- probably 2/32 or worse (hydroplane risk?) or new tires that aren't broken in (slipping/poor grip)?

To me the choice is simple: all other things being equal, new tires are better than old. If your tread is that worn down, you're really looking at a six-and-two-threes situation as regards your concerns. But the tread thing is only going to get worse, while new tires will bed in fairly quickly. Depending on the manufacturer, you may only need a few dozen road miles to rid the tire of all the solvents and agents applied to new rubber.

I have a set of 2-year old Yokohamas on my car right now that are absolutely terrible. If I wasn't due for a brake job, I'd replace all four corners with the Pirelli's I had before the Yokes.
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Re: Tire Question

Postby mac5155 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:25 am

I have pirellis on my truck and will be lucky to get 30k out of them. I'm a Bridgestone - Firestone guy. (plus I get the family discount. Lol)
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