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Need tire help - buying them in a couple of hours!

Sorry for this being posted on Rennlist AND Pelican, but I need lots o' opinions.....

Ok - here is the situation....

My front tires are new. BF Goodrich Touring T/A's.

I now have one bald rear tire and one with about 75% tread. The rear are BF Goodrich VR Comp T/A's.

Here are my choices...

1. Replace the bald tire with a Firestone with 80% tread that has the same speed rating as the Comp T/A. Leaving me with lower rated tires up front and odd, same rated tires in the back. The one Firestone is $42.

2. Replace the bald one with the exact same tire (BF Goodrich Comp T/A) for the price of $161 - still having lower speed rated tires in front vs the back.

3. Replace both back tires with either Pirelli or Cooper (Canadian company). The Pirelli's cost $250 a pair and the Coopers are $180 a pair. Both these tires are speed rated the same as the ones I have on the front.

Is it a bad thing to have different speed ratings on the back and front tires?? Should I try and match up the back ones with a different brand name with the same rating as the front?

I will be buying something before the end of the day, so any help would be super-appreciated!!

944S Boyeee

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get the same in the rear as you have in the front.....I don't care much for the touring T/A's...

but I would get the same tire all the way around.....

You would be surprised how much of a difference having different tires can make ..............
Alex - PCA Polar Region - Boxster Muncher
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ae is right, new tires all-around if you can swing it. look at the bridgestone re730's...i think that's the model....very good traction, wear & price is reasonable.

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