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Old 01-03-2007, 01:05 PM   #4
racer_d
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A winter tire is designed to work best in cool to cold weather. Think 40 degrees or less. As such, its performance and wear rates will be severly diminished when used in warmer weather. Plus, you won't be getting all the performance your Boxster can provide, if she's using the wrong "shoes".

Be smart, not cheap, and use the correct tires for the season/weather that you need to drive in. If you are looking for "wear and traction", get the "right" tires. you don't need DOT R comps in the summer, but I am sure a regular "summer tire" vs a "extreme performance summer tire" would have the wear characteristics you want. The fact is you shouldn't expect more than about 25,000 miles out of the rear tires and that may be a "high" number.
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