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      06-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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replace tire or whole set?

I've got a 1" bubble forming on my driver side front tire. It's the OEM RF PS2s with 22k miles. I could replace just that tire, but I don't know how much longer the other tires will last. if I replace the one tire, could I go non-RFT? I'd like to get away from RFTs as I feel they are like riding on rocks.

Otherwise, I'm thinking going with a full set of Supersports, keeping the staggered setup on the 18s. Any advice or recommendations for tires? I'm planning on maybe 2-3 track days a year and a few autocrosses, but mostly it's my DD.
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Get that tire replaced as soon as possible. Bubble blow-outs can get pretty nasty. Most will recommend replacing a pair if you decide to go with run-flats again. If not, go with something such as a Yokohama S-drive, Hankook Ventus V12, Continental DW or Michelin Pilot Super Sport. (depending on your budget of course)
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