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sorry if I was unclear
not looking to sell
how do people like this size tire?

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I bough a few sets of Yoko 345's when TireRack announced they were to be discontinued. They were properly packaged for storage and the plan was to use them up over time. Unfortunately the front tires became an issue first. The 255/45-15's were also discontinued which left me with nothing that would look right (225/50 are WAY too skinny). So I decided to sell them off for $100 each before they lost any more elasticity. The last set went a few years ago to a fellow in NJ I believe.
Tires do not last forever. Even when properly stored they will leach plasticisers until hard. Any of the old Yokos sold a decade ago are likely now unsafe.
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I bough a few sets of Yoko 345's when TireRack announced they were to be discontinued. They were properly packaged for storage and the plan was to use them up over time. Unfortunately the front tires became an issue first. The 255/45-15's were also discontinued which left me with nothing that would look right (225/50 are WAY too skinny). So I decided to sell them off for $100 each before they lost any more elasticity. The last set went a few years ago to a fellow in NJ I believe.
Tires do not last forever. Even when properly stored they will leach plasticisers until hard. Any of the old Yokos sold a decade ago are likely now unsafe.
that sucks! I'd figured the tires would last a good 5-yrs [on the shelf so to speak] with no degradation...

I guess I'll have to get those 345's on the car within the next year or two...

My current 285/40/15-Yoko's still have a lot of life left. I just bought the 345's because they were available and didn't want to get caught without a replacement if I should have the misfortune of cutting a tire...
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What's the date code on the 285's?. Mine looked new showing no tread wear (came on the car) but were actually 6 yrs. old.
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Here is an old picture of the 345's on my car.




And here is the last set I sold. Man I miss those tires.




Here is a picture of the 345's next to a 285 that I ran on the FRONT for a short time. Yes they rubbed like hell but wow did they stick!


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Hello Everybody; long time lurker, first time poster...

I recently purchased a 930 that wears a set of 15x9 and 15x13 BBS rims w/ the discussed 345/35-15's out back (225/50-15's up front, which yes, could easily be bigger in my eyes). Anyway, while I've had the car for a couple months now, I have yet to decide if this is the wheel/tire combo I want on the car.

That said, if any of y'all have interest in these, they're perfect, as are the 20-month-old (I was told)/900 mile (I can prove) Yoko AVS's.

I also have a set of unmounted, same-size, fresh in Sept 08 P-Zero's.

Interested parties please email offers to pstark1@gmail.com

Thanks for your time!
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Need some BIG, STICKY 15's? Here you go, these are the Michelin Radial intermediate rally tire (street legal) from the 80's and they still make them, just bought a set in 13" diameter for my Renault R5 Turbo 2:

http://www.longstonetires.com/michelin-tb.php

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