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    Default Tire picture.

    Two photos I made today...
    I don't have a tread gauge but the original Kenda fronts have one to two 32nds above the wear bar, at 70K miles!
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    OLD - 2012 RT Limited SE5 Pearl White - 01/31/13 - Traded in at 32,600 miles.
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    Default Oh the other thread....

    I saw the other thread with no pictures .... Now I see them on this one. I have had good results with the Kenda tires.Two rears and two fronts. I am to running a Vee Rubber Arachnid rear and it is doing well. I do have some Missouri mule in me and have to see for myself. Niether tire are liked here but work for me. Glad to see others out there getting the most out of them...
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    This is what puzzles me about the Kenda tires. Some folks report totally worn out at 8000 miles, and then a story like this comes along. I know front end alignment makes a difference, but this much? 70K on one set of tires? I don't expect that much out of the car tire I put on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    This is what puzzles me about the Kenda tires. Some folks report totally worn out at 8000 miles, and then a story like this comes along. I know front end alignment makes a difference, but this much? 70K on one set of tires? I don't expect that much out of the car tire I put on.
    8000 to 12,000 mi for the REAR. ….. 70,000 K for the front is really unusual …. It seem Calif. and Texas have the perfect combination of Temperature and Road surface to enable the Kenda to last that long ……. Maybe some folks from those states will report what Auto tires are getting …… Mike

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    In Southern California I usually get 60-70K on my pickup tires and my jeep wrangler....doesn't really matter what brand although I prefer Continental. I do an immense amount of freeway driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    This is what puzzles me about the Kenda tires. Some folks report totally worn out at 8000 miles, and then a story like this comes along. I know front end alignment makes a difference, but this much? 70K on one set of tires? I don't expect that much out of the car tire I put on.
    I didn't really expect this much mileage either, but there it is! That tire looks too good to throw away yet, doesn't it? But I'm going with some new Vredesteins anyway, to enjoy them while I can.

    Alignment: the other tire is not this good... the inside half is worn twice as thin as the outside, which approximately equals this tire. I don't think I need to worry about alignment! Although it either steers straight, or pulls a little bit to the right... never to the left. But isn't that how car alignments are favored?

    I'm on the third rear tire... 16,000 miles now, and it seems hardly worn at all.
    NEW - 2015 RT Limited SE6 Intense Red Pearl - 07/21/15
    Retained the old mirrors with TricLed Signals
    General Altimax RT43 rear tire (at 17,000 miles) Ran for 36,500 miles
    Michelin Defender rear tire (at 53,500 miles)
    Vredestein Quatrac 5 front tires (at 70,500 miles, first new fronts!)
    Gear Brake Decelerometer Module

    OLD - 2012 RT Limited SE5 Pearl White - 01/31/13 - Traded in at 32,600 miles.
    BajaRon Anti-sway Bar
    Kumho ECSTA AST rear tire (at 14,200 miles)
    TricLed Turn Signals in Mirrors

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    If I paid for an alignment on a vehicle and it didn't go straight, but rather pulled to one side or the other, I would be going straight back to get it adjusted til it did go straight down the road.

    When we got our Spyder "Squared Away", Joe didn't ask me if my Spyder pulled to the left. I'm quite sure he was proud of the fact that it now went straight down the road and I didn't have to fight the corners in any way.

    It does go straight if I pull my hands back just a bit from the handle bars and doesn't seem to be affected by the crown on a normal road. The before and after difference is really amazing. By the way, we had that done about 15000 miles ago and it's still just as good as the day we had it done. Joe and Ann are the best.
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    I've never paid for an alignment. That's factory only, which I know isn't perfect. But the amount of pull, and the amount of wear doesn't indicate any dire error.
    NEW - 2015 RT Limited SE6 Intense Red Pearl - 07/21/15
    Retained the old mirrors with TricLed Signals
    General Altimax RT43 rear tire (at 17,000 miles) Ran for 36,500 miles
    Michelin Defender rear tire (at 53,500 miles)
    Vredestein Quatrac 5 front tires (at 70,500 miles, first new fronts!)
    Gear Brake Decelerometer Module

    OLD - 2012 RT Limited SE5 Pearl White - 01/31/13 - Traded in at 32,600 miles.
    BajaRon Anti-sway Bar
    Kumho ECSTA AST rear tire (at 14,200 miles)
    TricLed Turn Signals in Mirrors

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