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Tars (tires to all you non-WV netters)

The current thread on tire selection is interesting.

Acting on the advice of a friend whose name shall go unmentioned (is that
the way you wanted it worded, Jim?)  :-) I got a set of RE-71's last Fall.
Dry traction and handling were superb.  I loved them.  However, less than
15K miles later (much less?  maybe 12K? Can't remember for sure.) the tire
are worn out.  Wear pattern is totally nornal.  Pressures were properly
maintained.  I guess I was just driving 'em too hard.  :-(  I must point out
that this experinece has been the norm for all my Audis in the past.  Tires
just don't last for me.

Undoubtedly, my high wear rate is related to my exhuberance in the mountains
I drive through every day.  However, I'd really like to get a bit beter 
mileage out of a set of "tars".  BTW the RE-71's were 205/60 - 15 V rated.

At this point, I'm open to suggestions.  I don't really want to throw $$$$
at tires.  My past history doesn't warrant spending big bucks on expensive
tires unless I KNOW they will last a while.  (Yeah, I know.  The best 
suggestion is simply to take it a bit easier in the bends.  Unacceptable!  :-) )

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