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    standard tires on 2.5

    What are the standard tires that are coming with the Roadster 2.5 now? I decided not to get the performance tires and was wondering what it came with. Thanks.

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    Per the user manual, mine came with:

    Yokohama Neova AD07 LTS - Directional
    Front 175/55 R16
    Rear 225/45 R17

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    Thanks. Do they really go bald after 10,000 miles or so? Looked at the Tirerack.com reviews.

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    What other size/brand tires will replace Yokos? 10k per year is less than half normal drive miles

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    The most unexpected cost of running the Roadster is reoccurring tire replacement.

    New rears every 5000 miles, new fronts every 10K. YMMV
    Last edited by vfx; 2010-10-05 at 08:01 PM.

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    Wow. I thought that was just the performance tires. Tirerack didn't list any other tires that fit. Are there high performance all season tires that also fit that people like? Ones that maybe last 20-30k miles? I read reviews about the Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires that were good but looks like they don't fit. Thanks.

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    Geez, I thought all of the posts about the tires wearing out were for the performance tires as well...I was told the performance tires were noisier, and that they didn't grip well on wet roads.

    For those with experience with the performance tires, would these observations be correct?

    Thanks for any input!
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    The stock tires are low rolling resistance, so your range could be reduced a bit if you went with a different type.

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    The performance tires are softer and stickier so they will wear out faster.

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    Let's make use of this Tire Thread: Everyone who has perfomed at least 1 tire change answer the following questions:
    What tires did you have?
    How many miles did you get?
    Did they handle and stop well?
    Were they noisy?
    Was there a catastrophic failure, ie blow out, etc...?
    What did you get to replace them?
    How much for new tires?
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