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Diff purpose tires....but may I suggest... (archive)

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Posted by Luxo M3 on January 30, 2001 at 18:59:08:

In Reply to: Tire preference (RE730 or S-02) worth the extra $? posted by Kevin on January 30, 2001 at 18:48:35:

IF you plan on doing A LOT of city driving, commuting, etc. and live in a state where you actually get a winter (rain, etc.)...

GO the RE730 route. It's a great all-weather tire, lasts pretty long (guesstimate a solid 2 years worth fo driving), and is relatively cheap. No it won't handle as good as the SO-2 on the dry, but then again, for $250 less, it shouldn't have to.

If you constantly demand DRY pavement performance, have some money to burn and don't mind buying tires about once a year, go the SO2 route. But it's not a wet weather tire.

I had the PZeros, the A520's, RE71's and now the RE730's. By far I like the RE730 as an overall, daily tire for the money. The RE730 is pretty confidence inspiring in the wet.

-Luxo M3


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