Darkside tire change


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minimac
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Re: Darkside tire change

Post by minimac » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:08 am



Well, it's taken a couple of years, but I'm ready for a new rear tire. I'm currently running an Austone and it is finally getting close enough to the wear bars for me to start thinking of replacement. There's still a fair amount of tread left, but I never run to the wear bars- or beyond. I've gotten 38 thousand miles so far-it should easily hit 40K! Is there a consensus on what to use next? I'm leaning toward another Austone based on this one, but is there something comparable or better?



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Re: Darkside tire change

Post by newday777 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:11 am

Not as tall. I prefer the run flats for stiffer sidewalls but they don't offer them taller than the 195/55-16.
minimac wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:08 am
Well, it's taken a couple of years, but I'm ready for a new rear tire. I'm currently running an Austone and it is finally getting close enough to the wear bars for me to start thinking of replacement. There's still a fair amount of tread left, but I never run to the wear bars- or beyond. I've gotten 38 thousand miles so far-it should easily hit 40K! Is there a consensus on what to use next? I'm leaning toward another Austone based on this one, but is there something comparable or better?

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