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2.0 / 2.5 Roadster / Roadster Sport Tire Thread

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by suxxer, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    I just looked the Continental Extreme Contact Sport up on Tire Rack and it says not available for the size of the Roadster.

    BTW, I had kind of forgot about the tires--you know, that part of the car that contacts the road. I just had my car in to the Service Center to have the malfunctioning headlight upgrade fixed (done!) and was told I needed new tires so I told them I would check when the car arrived home. I got out a penny (that old trick I learned 50 years ago) where you put a penny in the groove the tread to see if one could see space between the top of Lincoln's hair and the tire and if so one needed new tires. No groove at all; no problem! The tires were completely bald! Sure lucky I didn't blow a tire! Anyhow, new tires on order to put on this week. I lucked out and will start checking my tires regularly again!

    Once again, I got about 6000 miles on the rear tires. I get about 18,000 miles on the front tires. I wonder if that rule in the Owner's Manual where it says the when a stoplight turns from red to green you are supposed to then stomp the throttle to the floor and hold it has anything to do with short rear tire life?;)
     
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  2. gregd

    gregd Active Member

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    Um, I just got some from them less than 2 months ago.

    Continental ExtremeContact Sport
    Front: 195/50ZR-16 84W
    Rear: 225/45ZR-17 91W
     
  3. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    They must have sold them all--as not available to me today!
     
  4. im4uttx

    im4uttx Supporting Member

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    Currently shows front on back order, but rear available...I might need to get an order in soon....at least for the rear.
     
  5. PhilMantel

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    The fronts are on backorder (30-50 day wait, so preemptively order). The backs are available now. My backs had the steel banding showing, but fronts still have some life on them, so all is good. I got mine from Tire Rack. You would probably need to replace the fronts every other time in relation to the backs. These tires are vastly superior to the OEM ones!
     
  6. Peter.h

    Peter.h Electric Newbie

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    I've been running those for the past six months and they are great - handle just as well, quieter, and last a lot longer than the oems too.
     

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