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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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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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Try Nitto NT01
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Try Nitto NT01
Nitto offers no tires in 245/45R16. They do have a 245/50R16 but that won't fit in the front and may be too tall of a tire losing some acceleration.
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Yes, my old friend RE-11 is gone so we must now choose another tire.

There is nothing magic about the 245/45/16 size if your tire choices are thin, so include in your search a few different sizes that fit for better choices in compound. I would look at 245/40/16, 235/45/16, 235/40/16, 225/45/16. Sometimes running a slightly narrower tire in a more favorable compound is faster. A LOT faster. If you feel you MUST run this size, there are still a lot of choices in R-Dot compounds. 888s and RA-1 are in the same grip category as RE71R. Pick one: https://tires.tirerack.com/tires/245%2045-16
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I plan on running 225/50R16 on my 16x8s in front and a 245/45R16 on my 16x9s in the rear.

I've been running RE71Rs on my 6" & 7" wheels but plan on driving to Luftgekuhlt in April so don't really want to run an R compound to LA from Arkansas and back so this new Bridgestone tire will suit my 2018 needs perfectly.

Next year I'll run whatever the top 200 treadwear tire is at the time.
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Sounds like Bridgestone is backing out if the 245 game ��
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I just pulled the trigger on the R888R in 225/45 & 245/45. Praying that the shorter front tire won't require rolling the fenders. I'll report back on how they fair after our roadtrip to Luft5.
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Will depend on how much camber you are running and how low your car is. I have the 225/50 on the front of my SC, with 7" Fuchs, and they rub the fender lip under compression when turning.
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