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.