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Old 12-29-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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So I am having yet another issue with my Bridgestone Potenza RE040 tires. However Birdgestone is standing by their product, and since I have 85% left on my tire they are prorating the cost of a new one (I must say I was very plasantly surprised by them, and b/c of this will continue to purcahse from Bridgestone due to their superb customer service).

I purchased the 2 new rears back in August from Tirerack, the problem is the tire is now discountinued, they said they can get me a very similar tire, such as RE040 (but X instead of Y rated) or perhaps an RE050, can someone tell me if that is going to cause any problems having 2 similar but not the ame tires on the rear wheels.
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:25 AM   #2
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Generally, mixing is to be avoided, but for your situation it would not be a problem to use the better RE050 on the rear with the RE040 up front.
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response Gary.

I was informed that the Z rated tire in the computer is actually a Y rated tire supposedly (apparently there is no Z rated RE040 at all), the tire was ordered and I am hoping that when it arrives it'll be the right one.
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