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Old 10-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Time for new rear tires

Got my new rear tires today, actually 1 hour ago.

Less than 12,000 mls. But that is ok, I drive "spirited".






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New shoes are always nice. What brand and model did you get?
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They look like HRTZ III's.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Good wear pattern on the old tires. Looks like alignment is good, but you might want to check it. I scrubbed a set of rears that had about 50% left to the wear bars within 3k miles because the rear toe was wrong.
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They look like HRTZ III's.

Correct! 3 interwebs points for you

For the money a really good tire. Not the stickiest but quiet, even when worn.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:14 AM   #6
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I hope all 4 tires match.

Your wear looks pretty good.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:59 PM   #7
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Yep, all 4 match. Seems like the fronts last twice as long as the rears in general.
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Seems like the fronts last twice as long as the rears in general.
You are correct.
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i was wondering if you begin getting increased road noise from the tires as they wore down to the point in your photo-my rear tires are nearly there and they are beginning to become very noisy cant tell if its the tires or something else
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i was wondering if you begin getting increased road noise from the tires as they wore down to the point in your photo-my rear tires are nearly there and they are beginning to become very noisy cant tell if its the tires or something else
I wore my last set of HTRZ III's down to the wear bars and had no more noise than when they were new.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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Ha! The rears were a little noisy (really a little). That was a real nice surprise because a lot of tires get noisy with age and wear.
Now the fronts are louder than the rears....... It also makes a big difference in tire pressure. The fronts are quiet at approx. 32-33 psi, anything higher = more noise.
BTW, these are 17".
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I NEVER notice road noise with my tires as they wear. PS2's on the Boxster, and Yoko's and Kumho on the 993 Turbo.
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I notice more noise from Hankook RS-3 as they wear. Same for the Toyo R888 track tires but the Nitto NT-01 track tires stay as quiet as the PS2's throughout their life.
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