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Old 04 Jul 2006, 07:06 pm
CDMA
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Default Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

I have owned my 2000 Prelude since it was new and have driven it very
responsibly, mostly highway mileage. The car came with Bridgestone Potenza
RE92 (205/50R16) tires, since I also have an older (second gen.) 1987
prelude, I don't drive the 2000 that often and have only put 53K miles in
it, today I noticed the front passenger side tire has cracks all around the
sidewall, I can only see the cracking on this tire, the others seem ok. I
check tire pressure every 2 to 3 months and don't recall going over anything
or hitting a curb that could cause such damage and there are no signs of any
wear or tear on the wheels and the tires still have excellent tread.



The questions I have:

1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some how?

2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?



Thanks, CDMA



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Old 04 Jul 2006, 11:32 pm
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)


> The questions I have:
>
> 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some how?
>

I do not think this normal. Yes, it's possible you trashed it. Good
riddance.

> 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?
>

No, but now you have an excellent excuse to replace that junk with
decent
tires. RE92 does not belong on prelude or any other semi decent car.

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Old 05 Jul 2006, 01:05 am
CDMA
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

Thanks for the comments Body Roll, Btw, any recommendations on some decent
tires without having to break the bank?, I do plan on replacing them soon.


"Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> > The questions I have:
> >
> > 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some

how?
> >

> I do not think this normal. Yes, it's possible you trashed it. Good
> riddance.
>
> > 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?
> >

> No, but now you have an excellent excuse to replace that junk with
> decent
> tires. RE92 does not belong on prelude or any other semi decent car.
>



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Old 05 Jul 2006, 09:37 am
Rob
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

Is it possible this one tire has more direct sun hitting it day to day?

"CDMA" <No@att.No.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the comments Body Roll, Btw, any recommendations on some decent
> tires without having to break the bank?, I do plan on replacing them soon.
>
>
> "Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1152073944.647344.305020@b68g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>>
>> > The questions I have:
>> >
>> > 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some

> how?
>> >

>> I do not think this normal. Yes, it's possible you trashed it. Good
>> riddance.
>>
>> > 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of
>> > tires?
>> >

>> No, but now you have an excellent excuse to replace that junk with
>> decent
>> tires. RE92 does not belong on prelude or any other semi decent car.
>>

>
>



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Old 05 Jul 2006, 06:03 pm
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)


CDMA wrote:
> Thanks for the comments Body Roll, Btw, any recommendations on some decent
> tires without having to break the bank?, I do plan on replacing them soon.
>

Kumho Ecsta ASX is cheap, 712 is marginally better.
Ecsta MX is a whole lot better and a tiny bit more expensive.
Look on tirerack.com
Lots of tests and you can get an idea about prices even if you want to
buy tires
from a local ripoff joint.

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Old 05 Jul 2006, 10:34 pm
CDMA
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

Rob, not really, when the car is not in use it is in a garage, it seems to
me it may be a tire defect, there are not wear marks on the side walls other
than these cracks, I really take care of this car and cant recall where or
how I could have done something like that.. I check it on a regular basis,
but I wondering if low tire pressure could cause something like that.

"Rob" <rdbdriver@blomand.net> wrote in message
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> Is it possible this one tire has more direct sun hitting it day to day?
>
> "CDMA" <No@att.No.com> wrote in message
> news:KEIqg.317705$Fs1.132780@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> Thanks for the comments Body Roll, Btw, any recommendations on some
>> decent
>> tires without having to break the bank?, I do plan on replacing them
>> soon.
>>
>>
>> "Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1152073944.647344.305020@b68g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
>>>
>>> > The questions I have:
>>> >
>>> > 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some

>> how?
>>> >
>>> I do not think this normal. Yes, it's possible you trashed it. Good
>>> riddance.
>>>
>>> > 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of
>>> > tires?
>>> >
>>> No, but now you have an excellent excuse to replace that junk with
>>> decent
>>> tires. RE92 does not belong on prelude or any other semi decent car.
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 06 Jul 2006, 12:24 am
Stephen H
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

The tires are old. 6 years old. This is normal for tires that are old or
don't get moved enough. It is important for the tires to roll and let the
oils in the tires move around. Eventually they loose this oil and dry out.
It varies from tire manufacture to manufacture; but generally 5 to 6 years
is the life of a tire. On my travel trailer; I change the tires every 5
years regardless of what they look like.

Steve



"CDMA" <eat@joes.com> wrote in message
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>I have owned my 2000 Prelude since it was new and have driven it very
>responsibly, mostly highway mileage. The car came with Bridgestone Potenza
>RE92 (205/50R16) tires, since I also have an older (second gen.) 1987
>prelude, I don't drive the 2000 that often and have only put 53K miles in
>it, today I noticed the front passenger side tire has cracks all around the
>sidewall, I can only see the cracking on this tire, the others seem ok. I
>check tire pressure every 2 to 3 months and don't recall going over
>anything or hitting a curb that could cause such damage and there are no
>signs of any wear or tear on the wheels and the tires still have excellent
>tread.
>
>
>
> The questions I have:
>
> 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some
> how?
>
> 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?
>
>
>
> Thanks, CDMA
>
>
>



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Old 06 Jul 2006, 01:12 am
CDMA
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

Hi Steve, Thanks for the feedback and I tend to agree with you on the tires
being old. I will be changing them this week.
CDMA

"Stephen H" <hansensw@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The tires are old. 6 years old. This is normal for tires that are old or
> don't get moved enough. It is important for the tires to roll and let the
> oils in the tires move around. Eventually they loose this oil and dry out.
> It varies from tire manufacture to manufacture; but generally 5 to 6 years
> is the life of a tire. On my travel trailer; I change the tires every 5
> years regardless of what they look like.
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> "CDMA" <eat@joes.com> wrote in message
> news:QnDqg.93459$mF2.70442@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>I have owned my 2000 Prelude since it was new and have driven it very
>>responsibly, mostly highway mileage. The car came with Bridgestone Potenza
>>RE92 (205/50R16) tires, since I also have an older (second gen.) 1987
>>prelude, I don't drive the 2000 that often and have only put 53K miles in
>>it, today I noticed the front passenger side tire has cracks all around
>>the sidewall, I can only see the cracking on this tire, the others seem
>>ok. I check tire pressure every 2 to 3 months and don't recall going over
>>anything or hitting a curb that could cause such damage and there are no
>>signs of any wear or tear on the wheels and the tires still have excellent
>>tread.
>>
>>
>>
>> The questions I have:
>>
>> 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some
>> how?
>>
>> 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks, CDMA
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 06 Jul 2006, 06:47 pm
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)


"CDMA" <eat@joes.com> wrote in message
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> I have owned my 2000 Prelude since it was new and have driven it very
> responsibly, mostly highway mileage. The car came with Bridgestone Potenza
> RE92 (205/50R16) tires, since I also have an older (second gen.) 1987
> prelude, I don't drive the 2000 that often and have only put 53K miles in
> it, today I noticed the front passenger side tire has cracks all around

the
> sidewall, I can only see the cracking on this tire, the others seem ok. I
> check tire pressure every 2 to 3 months and don't recall going over

anything
> or hitting a curb that could cause such damage and there are no signs of

any
> wear or tear on the wheels and the tires still have excellent tread.
>
>
>
> The questions I have:
>
> 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some

how?
>
> 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?
>
>
>
> Thanks, CDMA
>
>
>

I previously owned a 01 Prelude. In my opinion the OEM RE92s were a lousy
tire. Replaced them with Bridgestone RE 750s and was quite pleased. You
might check into http://www.absoluteprelude.com/ for info from other Prelude
owners on tires and a variety of other info on your Prelude.


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Old 09 Jul 2006, 10:12 pm
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Default Re: Tire Questions (Bridgestone Potenza RE92)

I agree with Stephen. When tires on my motorhome are 6 years old and still
have significant tread depth, they get replaced. And that costs almost
$2K!!

I had Kumhos on my Miata and was very pleased with them
"Stephen H" <hansensw@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> The tires are old. 6 years old. This is normal for tires that are old or
> don't get moved enough. It is important for the tires to roll and let the
> oils in the tires move around. Eventually they loose this oil and dry out.
> It varies from tire manufacture to manufacture; but generally 5 to 6 years
> is the life of a tire. On my travel trailer; I change the tires every 5
> years regardless of what they look like.
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> "CDMA" <eat@joes.com> wrote in message
> news:QnDqg.93459$mF2.70442@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> >I have owned my 2000 Prelude since it was new and have driven it very
> >responsibly, mostly highway mileage. The car came with Bridgestone

Potenza
> >RE92 (205/50R16) tires, since I also have an older (second gen.) 1987
> >prelude, I don't drive the 2000 that often and have only put 53K miles in
> >it, today I noticed the front passenger side tire has cracks all around

the
> >sidewall, I can only see the cracking on this tire, the others seem ok. I
> >check tire pressure every 2 to 3 months and don't recall going over
> >anything or hitting a curb that could cause such damage and there are no
> >signs of any wear or tear on the wheels and the tires still have

excellent
> >tread.
> >
> >
> >
> > The questions I have:
> >
> > 1) is this normal wear or could it be possible I damaged the tire some
> > how?
> >
> > 2) Has anyone else had any similar experience with these types of tires?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks, CDMA
> >
> >
> >

>
>



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