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Thread: How long did your original Bridgestone RE050s last?

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    Default How long did your original Bridgestone RE050s last?

    Thought this would make for an interesting thread, as some people seem to love the OEM tyres, while others arent too fussed. Personally i thought they offered great grip and were very predictable, compared to the Yokos I'm running at the moment.

    I got 18,000km out of mine and they were cactus. My old man got 24,000 and he's a conservative driver....most of the time. I know they are a soft compound tyre (140 rating from memory) but we were both kinda disappointed in the milage we got out of them, considering they cost $400+ a corner to replace. I know some people have had terrible times with uneven tyre wear/alignment issues as well. And has anybody replaced the originals with the same tyres?

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    28,000 for me. I thought that was a good result for the potenzas. I wasn't that gentle on them either; they were all gone by then.

    If I hadn't been conserving $, I would have replaced them at 23,000.

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    I got 42000 kms outta mine...and they still had a wee bit on them...

    Done 32000km outta my maxxis VA1 and they still have 50% left on them..

    Happy Motoring
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    I'm up to 21000km on mine and reckon I'll probably get to 25000km (after bagging out Nexus for doing 28000km )

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    I got around 40k on my 6 out of them with lots of highway miles.

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    9,000km for me. But I've heard of less.

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    I will keep an eye on mine, so far 4.500Km in 6 weeks and im anyrhing but gentle on my tyres.

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    I got about 17,000 out of mine and have replaced them with Michelin Pilot Sport on rear (they were cheap 2nd hand 90% tread for about $150 each) and Marangoni Mythos on the front.
    Last edited by blackbetty; 10-01-2009 at 01:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirvandan View Post
    I will keep an eye on mine, so far 4.500Km in 6 weeks and im anyrhing but gentle on my tyres.

    Good to see I'm not the only one with lotsa miles when compared with the age of vehicle! I can't stop driving my car.... about 4500kms in 9wks (I thought I was bad Nirvandan, but you're worse!)



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    I got about 30k - but should have changed at 25k - nearly died when I got a quote which was definately the "your a dumb female price" - now have the cheapest of cheap....but they make driving all that much more fun!! I've trashed my resale anyway.....just about to hit 50,000kms is under two years!

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