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Old 02-10-2007, 02:34 PM   #21
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You'd be surprised how much good tires will keep you on the road and in control vs. some bad tires, even in dry conditions. I stopped on a dime in dry conditions once when I took my eyes off the road for a second, and someone stopped right in front of me. I missed hitting him by less than a couple feet. I had brand new Potenzas on the car at the time. If I had the original tires on which were pretty worn, I bet I would have hit the guy in front of me. In other words, you can handle much better with appropriate tires no matter what the conditions, or speed. There is a breaking point of course.
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I've always gone to the carlilse, PA swap meets in the spring and fall with my father and bought takeoffs. Usually $200-400 for a set of tires AND rims. Hence why my family has 2-5 sets of rims pers car...
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Just a tip for people that are strapped for cash and have bald tires. Or people like Harofreak00 that have reall realy really really tiny tires
Just thought of this, haro uses tiny rubbers. lmao j/k, man
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:47 AM   #24
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Just a tip for people that are strapped for cash and have bald tires. Or people like Harofreak00 that have reall realy really really tiny tires
Just thought of this, haro uses tiny rubbers. lmao j/k, man
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This concept is new to me... Don't people give tires to the tire places because they have no tread? Well, I guess I'll give it a shot; my rears are more bald than Steve Balmer
Most people just leave thier stock tires with the shop when they put on aftermarket rims and tires.
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How fast were you going and under what circumstances? Any tire will have a hard time stopping you if you're going fast, especially on a "decently kept road" not too mention the fact that Bonneville'* are underbraked to begin with.

In dry conditions I find it extremely hard to believe that tires were 100% the cause of any accident.
The road is the biggest road in town, 4 lane highway, with tons of turn-off lanes to allt he shops and what not on the road. It'* not new blacktop, but it'* not bad by anymeans. Speed was probably 30 MPH as it'* 45>35 in that section, and it was heavy traffic.

The brakes were not the problem, i was outbraking the tires, and didn't have enough grip for the distance I had between me and the impala I hit.
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I'm sure it is possible to find decent used tires. There are people that hate their stock tires and have them off in <10,000 miles. Maybe it would be fine if you got a whole set like that. I have gotten a couple used tires, and they were not that great for me. A couple had slow leaks, one developed a sidewall bulge. Plus I do not like to mix-n-match tires (even in pairs). I do not bother with them anymore. I'd rather have new tires that I know are in good shape, and have a warranty if you happen to get a bad one.
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