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      11-22-2010, 05:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Sarracino89 View Post
Not received as rude at all. The more I look at the other wheels we have discussed, the more I fall back on the VB3's. The only reason I don't go with a staggered setup is dealing with rotating tires, unless, anyone wants to chime in and say it doesn't make a difference in the overall price when the need to rotate/buy new tires. (Hope that makes sense lol) And it looks like I may looking to save a bit longer as suggested unless someone can recommend some pretty decent tires around/under 600
again, all help will be much appreciated.
If it is just for normal road use, I can recommend the General Exclaim UHP. They don't make a great autocross tire, but they have a good wear rating, they have excellent hydroplane resistance, and they were very competent. Generally (pun intended) they are in the $100-$120 range depending on size.

As far as the rotating issue goes, let's do a little math (seeing as you are a student). Assume tires have 10mm of wearable tread. If you have tires that nominally last 33k miles when on front (0.3mm per 1k), and 20k when in rear (0.5mm per 1k), we can look at two scenarios. Consider 100k miles and $100 per tire).

Without rotation:
Front replaced 3 times ($600)
Rear replaced 5 times ($1000)
Total: $1600

With rotation every 2.5k miles (so every 5k miles, each tire wears down 2mm):
10mm/2mm*5k = replace tires every 25k miles
Front replaced 4 times ($800)
Rears replaced 4 times ($800)
Total: $1600

Now, there may be some value to having some either the front or rear having more tread at a given time, than running around on near-gone tires on all corners, but cost wise it seems like a toss-up.

Hope this helps.
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