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    Default front tires

    got a 2010 rts and feel the front tires need replaced. are there any sizes that wont have problems with the nanny. also is there a brand and style that has been tested and reccomended by others that have tryed other sizes??
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    here's my list:
    SPYDER TIRES
    For front tires:
    165/65R14 BARUM POLARIS 2
    165/65R14 KLEBER KRISALP 3
    165/65R14 UNIROYAL MS PLUS 5
    165/65R14 SEMPERIT WINTER-GRIP
    165/65R14 PIRELLI W190 SNOWCONTROL
    165/65R14 GOODYEAR ULTRAGRIP 7
    165/65R14 DUNLOP SP WINTER SPORT M3
    165/65R14 CONTINENTAL TS 800
    165/65R14 MICHELIN ALPIN A3

    For rear tire:
    -Federal 225/50R15 SS-595 91W
    -Fulda 225/50R15 Cart extremo
    -Michelin 225/50R15 PI.Exalto PE-2
    -Toyo R888 225/50R15, approved for road, but not good under rain (aquaplanning).
    -Pirelli P Zero A
    -Dunlop SP9000

    personally, i'm running KUMHO's up front, as well as the rear... with exceptional performance from both...
    Front are: KUMHO Solus HM, P175/65R14, Rear is: KUMHO AST, 225/50R15....

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    Stay with the OEM size, and you'll NEVER have a problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Stay with the OEM size, and you'll NEVER have a problem...
    Not only that, but with a 2010 RT-S you should get JUST around 24,000 miles on your front OEM's.

    Chris

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    Default Have to agree..!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Stay with the OEM size, and you'll NEVER have a problem...
    there are a lot that fit but you can't go wrong with the original...
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    I might try some different brands of tires; the sizes will stay as BRP intended...
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    Default changing brands

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYD3R View Post
    here's my list:
    SPYDER TIRES
    For front tires:
    165/65R14 BARUM POLARIS 2
    165/65R14 KLEBER KRISALP 3
    165/65R14 UNIROYAL MS PLUS 5
    165/65R14 SEMPERIT WINTER-GRIP
    165/65R14 PIRELLI W190 SNOWCONTROL
    165/65R14 GOODYEAR ULTRAGRIP 7
    165/65R14 DUNLOP SP WINTER SPORT M3
    165/65R14 CONTINENTAL TS 800
    165/65R14 MICHELIN ALPIN A3

    For rear tire:
    -Federal 225/50R15 SS-595 91W
    -Fulda 225/50R15 Cart extremo
    -Michelin 225/50R15 PI.Exalto PE-2
    -Toyo R888 225/50R15, approved for road, but not good under rain (aquaplanning).
    -Pirelli P Zero A
    -Dunlop SP9000

    personally, i'm running KUMHO's up front, as well as the rear... with exceptional performance from both...
    Front are: KUMHO Solus HM, P175/65R14, Rear is: KUMHO AST, 225/50R15....
    let me ask if you change a front tire and replace it with other than a OEM name should you than change both tires not to have two different brands on the front
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    Default Different Brand Tires

    I am not a tire expert by any means of the word.

    I thing other more experienced people will chime in later on their expertise.

    My suggestion would be that different brands would be ok given they are similar tread design (directional / highway / off road traction tires).

    Most definitely the tires should be the same exact size in with and height.

    Other than that you would have to look at the 2 different tread patterns
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuznjohn View Post
    let me ask if you change a front tire and replace it with other than a OEM name should you than change both tires not to have two different brands on the front
    never, and i mean NEVER use two different front tires... not even a good idear for cars... tires are cheap enough...

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    Did you have the Bridgestone Potenzas on your list for front tires?
    I know that firefly is using a set right now; he seems to like them!
    They do come in the OEM sizing also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MouthPiece View Post
    Not only that, but with a 2010 RT-S you should get JUST around 24,000 miles on your front OEM's.

    Chris
    .... That may be true if you live in the land where a twisty is an On-Ramp...

    but, where I live the twisties start a mile from my house... and, yes, my 2012 Ltd is starting to show serious wear on the front tires with only 10,000. mi!

    I just ordered 2 of the few remaining Bridgestone Potenzas to be ready to replace the front tires next season. I already replaced the rear with a Toyo Proxes.

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    Default AND THIS ONE

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYD3R View Post
    here's my list:
    SPYDER TIRES
    For front tires:
    165/65R14 BARUM POLARIS 2
    165/65R14 KLEBER KRISALP 3
    165/65R14 UNIROYAL MS PLUS 5
    165/65R14 SEMPERIT WINTER-GRIP
    165/65R14 PIRELLI W190 SNOWCONTROL
    165/65R14 GOODYEAR ULTRAGRIP 7
    165/65R14 DUNLOP SP WINTER SPORT M3
    165/65R14 CONTINENTAL TS 800
    165/65R14 MICHELIN ALPIN A3
    NEW SIZE YOKOHAMA " S " DRIVE , 185/55 -14 ...V -speed rated FRONT .......this tire has a HUGH footprint, but will fit in the fender 2008 thru 2012..Mike
    For rear tire:
    -Federal 225/50R15 SS-595 91W
    -Fulda 225/50R15 Cart extremo
    -Michelin 225/50R15 PI.Exalto PE-2
    -Toyo R888 225/50R15, approved for road, but not good under rain (aquaplanning).
    -Pirelli P Zero A
    -Dunlop SP9000

    personally, i'm running KUMHO's up front, as well as the rear... with exceptional performance from both...
    Front are: KUMHO Solus HM, P175/65R14, Rear is: KUMHO AST, 225/50R15....

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    I only got about 17 K out of my front tires and 20k out of the back, but I believe most vehicle people say never to use different brands on the "same axle".
    It makes sense to me. No two tire brands are compounded the same and under extreme ( serve to avoid a wreck), they would react differently.
    Just my thoughts
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    ok thanks all...i guess id better stay with oem sizes...now just deciding what brand i should use .......so many brands so so so
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    MOre than half of the fun is in the shopping!
    Happy Hunting!
    Please let us know which ones you decide to get!
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    Like Jack did, I also ordered a pair of the few remaining Bridgestone Potenzas 165/65R14 tires from The Tire Rack and have them in hand and ready to be installed at my 14,600 mile service, which will be in another month at our current ryding rate.

    My OEM tires have had an inherent wobble at about 42 mph since day one and I have finally decided to do away with them.

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    Default What about 2013s?

    The 2013 RTs have 165/55R15 front tires. Plus, the fenders are closer to the tires to "improve the look." Any ideas for replacements other than OEM?? Going to a 50 profile tire would require a wider tire to keep the same tire height and might rub the fender. Going to a 60/65 profile would require a narrower tire to keep the height the same. Since virtually all my ryding is on twisty Ozark two lane roads I expect I'll be replacing mine more quickly than usual.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post

    Did you have the Bridgestone Potenzas on your list for front tires?
    I know that firefly is using a set right now; he seems to like them!
    They do come in the OEM sizing also...
    I have the Potenzas which I had installed at 15000 miles in July.Since then I did a 4700 mile trip to Nova Scotia as well of lots of rydes and they are excellent.

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    185/55R-14 seems a bit "short" (22.01" versus the OEM's 22.44")
    Is that too much of a difference for Nanny to accept without pitching a fit?
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    Default SHORT TIRE ??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    185/55R-14 seems a bit "short" (22.01" versus the OEM's 22.44")
    Is that too much of a difference for Nanny to accept without pitching a fit?
    Not really Bob, I posted the Revolutions per mile ( and that is the true measure ) on a past recent thread but of course I can't remember it now and the difference wasn't very much........I doubt the NANNY would notice .....Mike ........I'll check my past list of threads

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    It might have been about 900 to 916 per mile... I think!


    Now... A 175/60R-14 runs about 906 per mile... MUCH closer!
    Last edited by Bob Denman; 09-04-2013 at 01:06 PM.
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    Default I FOUND THE INFO

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    185/55R-14 seems a bit "short" (22.01" versus the OEM's 22.44")
    Is that too much of a difference for Nanny to accept without pitching a fit?
    Bob the difference in size between these two tires is a "whopping " .......19 revolutions per mile traveled...(more).....This is so insignificant because the OEM tire travels 926 revs per mile.....Hope this allays any fears you may have had...........annnnnnnnnnnnd this is my next front tire it's " V speed rated " and can be had for around $75 at most places I looked.......Mike

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    Motorcycle tires are high performance, softer and stickier. As a result they don't last as long as car tires...MC tires are designed for increased traction with a larger contact patch. Use MC tires on a MC. Use car tires on a car. I use Bridgestone on my Prius. These are the hardest, least sticky tires I've been able to find. They have the least rolling resistance, and the smallest contact patch. I use motocycle tires on my Spyder. My safety, even the little bit of marginal safety from the difference in tires...my safety is worth a lot more than a few dollars.
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    One thing though... These just ain't motorcycles! They actually react in most ways quite similarly to a subcompact car...
    Bikes have very unique needs in tires due to how they turn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    One thing though... These just ain't motorcycles! They actually react in most ways quite similarly to a subcompact car...
    Bikes have very unique needs in tires due to how they turn...
    Ok Iagree. But for me, I'm going to use the BRP recommended tires.
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