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Accelerated Tire Wear



  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    edited March 2010

    Per AutoNation 65% of Miata owners are male (married and middle-aged like me), but I'm sure females buy plenty of used ones. ;)
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,744
    I know that but I couldn't resist.

    I'm not suprised that married, middle-aged men are the primary buyers. Like I tell my wife be thankful all I want for my mid-life crisis is a stupid car.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    We call mine "The Mistress". :shades:
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 793
    You have to be careful how you use the word "bigger".

    You can have tires with larger rim diameters, and even though the overall tire diameter is pretty close to the same, the load carrying capacity is smaller - which is the case above.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Correct - the wheels are bigger. The tire diameter is roughly the same.

    Haven't checked the load rating - not a big concern with a Miata. ;)
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,744
    Haven't checked the load rating - not a big concern with a Miata.

    Except with the driver!! :P

    Bazinga!! Juice, you're tossing to many soft pitches up there to resist!!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Payload is a rather pathetic number, it was 360 lbs on my '93, not sure on the new one.

    Me and wifey can squeeze in, but no luggage! :D
  • Wow, I'm surprised you got 31K out of your Potenzas. My car is at 90,000 miles now and I've gone through three sets of tires already so 30K per set sounds just about right.

    The last tire dealer I who installed my current set of tires was adamant that I get my tires rotated every 6000 miles, especially since it is an all wheel drive car.
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