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245/45R16 RE-11 discontinued?

I recently scored a set of 16x8 and 16x9s for my Carrera. I was putting off ordering tires until last week. When I went to order the RE-11s from TireRack.com I found that they no longer list them in the 245/45R16 size. Nobody has them in stock.

I'm hoping that they are just going to add them to the Re71R line up. I'm running those now on my 6's & 7's and LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

Does anybody have any knowledge on this?
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I doubt it. 16s are pretty dead in any width, and nothing has used medium-width 16s in over 20 years. Not much choice in a "hot" street tire to go on a 16x9, pretty much just track only rubber.
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I'm going to talk to the Bridgestone rep this weekend at Porsche Palooza. He was the one who pushed for them to make that tire to start with.
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I doubt it. 16s are pretty dead in any width, and nothing has used medium-width 16s in over 20 years. Not much choice in a "hot" street tire to go on a 16x9, pretty much just track only rubber.
i think the r888, corsa p7 and kuhmo v70a are pretty hot for DOT approved street tires.

the newly available in 245 255 and 265-16. so if you have a 288gto you can now rejoice.
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Yea, the 16s are hit and miss. Seen any 205s? I "had" to go up to 225 on the front of my car. In my case it worked out.
Toyo has a couple of options.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=245/&ratio=45&diameter=16&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17
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16" with R comps, then 16's got slimmer choices then 17" with R comps, now 18" slicks
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Looks like the only options are

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I talked to the rep on Saturday.

What I can say right now is that there is a new Bridgestone coming out in 245/45R16 and that the RE-11 line has been completely discontinued.
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Oh neat glad the size is still supported. Also excited to see a new tire, amazing that tire tech is still changing as fast as it is right now.

Tires today are as sticky as tires two performance classes up were just a few years ago.
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Mr Merc... Can you speculate if the new tire will be aimed at the 200 tread wear market (RE71R replacement) or if it will be more of a passenger vehicle tire, like a regular summer tire.
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I can speculate that it is not aimed in the direction of RE71R
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I talked to the rep on Saturday.

What I can say right now is that there is a new Bridgestone coming out in 245/45R16 and that the RE-11 line has been completely discontinued.
What is the reps name? Rod ?
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