Posted by Troy Schalk on November 26, 1997 at 17:19:18:
In Reply to: !HELP! Need new tires posted by Scott Taber on November 22, 1997 at 19:20:55:
Just so you might give this reply a bit of creditability, a year ago I was Asst. Mgr./Mgr. of Tire Sales at a Firestone local to myself.
If you can get your hands on them get the RE940s, they are about as good a tire as you'll ever be able to get (or should I say afford) for
car. The reason being... 1)They stopped manuf. that tire line approx. 2-3 years ago, to make way for their newest flagship the SO-2
(the best ultra-high performance tire out on the market BY FAR!) and if you can find them they should cost a lot less than the others
2)Bridgestone owns Firestone, hence bye-bye 940...hello SZ50?... I never had anything but praise return from customers/friends who got into
that tire (wet and dry) and 3)The Potenza SO-2 costs roughly $300/tire.
Just as a general rule of thumb, Goodyear and especially Michelin and Pirelli are way over-priced for the tire. Also, if you rotate your
tires every 5,000 miles or so they'll last you a lot longer.
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