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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dOttY View Post

    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!)


    Warranty goes with unlimited Kms so why not, lets go nuts!

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    I got just on 13000kms from the stock crapstones on my 3mps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nirvandan View Post
    Warranty goes with unlimited Kms so why not, lets go nuts!
    Well now that I know I'm not alone.... LET'S!

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    Got 32,000km from mine (but they're now cactus), 25% country/highway driving, 75% metro and only 1 track day (kinda) which was the Mazda Advanced driver training. Should have probably changed them at 30,000 but couldn't decide on new rims/tyres. I drive kinda medium to hard, like to attack corners and power out hard. Have Goodyear F1's at the mo and have only worn about 20% in 8,000kms

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    I think i get some much mileage from my tyres becoz I rotate them every 5000kms without fail.

    Just a thought guys..

    Happy Motoring
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    18000 out of the bridgies, 12000 so far out of the Falken RT615s, probably get another 2000 out of them.

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    18,000kms

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    I got around 35,000kms but they were pretty well rooted when we replaced them.

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    So far I'm at 28,000klms on the originals. Looking at the wear now I'd say I'll get better than 40,000klms. That's with about 85% city driving. And I have them rotated at each service.

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    24000 mainly round town from the OEMS

    Running Falken 912s ($260 each corner) done 6000 so far and looking ok. Hoping for 25,000. Religous rotate and balance every 5000 and using nitrogen.

    Swallowtail - you IT guys mys be paid well to turnover tyres every 16000ks!

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    35000 out of mine rotated every 5000 or so

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    I got 47,000km out of the OEM tires. I get a wheel alighment + rotation every 10,000km, but most of my driving (85%+) is done on the hwy. I also run a little more pressure in my tires (about 40psi).

    I'm on a set of Pirelli P-Zero Rosso now and have done about 30,000km on them so far.

    Cheers,
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    I got 38 K out of 2 of mine, other 2 got bolts in them and replaced with Yoko's that were worn in no time, So I replaced all of them with same Potenzas as original. Cost $420each fitted from Jobsons Bridgestone.

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    I've got 24000 on mine, done 3000 myself, reckon i could get another 6 months with wheelspin, but conservatively probably 12000kms more left in em.

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    25,000 of the Bridgies

    Currently up to 20,000kms on the Hankooks and they are pretty much stuffed.

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