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Lifespan of tyres

Post by aloha_06 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:32 pm

Hi pple, Wat's the lifespan of the factory fitted potenza RE 030? I've done 60000 km/ 2yrs & the year of manufacture of the tyres is 05. I'm not sure if the tyres has gone 'hard' as the ride has been became abit noiser.

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Re: Lifespan of tyres

Post by Toto2216 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:48 pm

aloha_06 wrote:Hi pple, Wat's the lifespan of the factory fitted potenza RE 030? I've done 60000 km/ 2yrs & the year of manufacture of the tyres is 05. I'm not sure if the tyres has gone 'hard' as the ride has been became abit noiser.
Time to change liao.
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Post by dchaser » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:50 am

aloha_06 wrote:Hi pple, Wat's the lifespan of the factory fitted potenza RE 030? I've done 60000 km/ 2yrs & the year of manufacture of the tyres is 05. I'm not sure if the tyres has gone 'hard' as the ride has been became abit noiser.
imo, in our weather condition, a working set would last only 1 year or so...
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Post by aloha_06 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:22 pm

The treads are still in good condition.

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Post by GNR » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:01 pm

2 years can change already, though thread still thick, but rubber may have hardened and unsafe already.
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Post by City1972 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:44 pm

i read that lifespan is 3yrs from date of manufacture. but also depends on road conditions, weather, driving style...

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Post by aloha_06 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:09 pm

Looks like i have to change.....i think i'd change the rims as well. I was think changing it to 16" but what's the tyres that's suitable to close the gap between the tyres and the body?

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Post by Joe Tan » Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:15 pm

aloha_06 wrote:Looks like i have to change.....i think i'd change the rims as well. I was think changing it to 16" but what's the tyres that's suitable to close the gap between the tyres and the body?
Usually 16" tyre is using 205/45 R16, you can try 205/50.
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Post by jason26 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:40 pm

is it ?.. did not know about 1 yr need to change liao .. was still thinking of holding it longer till 3rd yr ... mine is in its second yr of use too ... :p

hmmm...
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Post by GNR » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:32 pm

aloha_06 wrote:Looks like i have to change.....i think i'd change the rims as well. I was think changing it to 16" but what's the tyres that's suitable to close the gap between the tyres and the body?
Close the gap, lower the car ba. If use a different tyre profile then your speedometer will not be accurate already.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

See above link.

But if u wanna get 205/50/R16, I'm selling my rim and tire.
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Post by Linkster » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:55 pm

rule of thumb to change tyres should be 40000km mileage or 2 years, whichever is earlier.. that's what i heard before and followed..
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Post by zlannz » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:10 am

safety very important...
treads looks fine but it does not grip well, especially on rainy weather...
do be carefull....
& don get 2nd hand tyre jus to save cost...
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Post by taycityvtec » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:13 pm

aloha_06 wrote:The treads are still in good condition.
60k still good ?? tread >1-2mm ??

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Post by duk33d » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:45 pm

mine is 45k and coming to 3.5 yrs still on stock tires...

is it dangerous to drive on? maybe that's why i had accidents, couldnt brake in time.. :(

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Post by danieltan07 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:06 pm

Linkster wrote:rule of thumb to change tyres should be 40000km mileage or 2 years, whichever is earlier.. that's what i heard before and followed..

this is a good rule of thumb.

actually i would think 30-40K, would be a good time to change.

rather be safe than sorry.

the only contact point of the vehicle is the tyres.
so safer is better

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