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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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need new rear tire

i need a new rear tire. Whats a good tire

i got a 06 zx6r(636)
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:18 AM
 
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If you are just replacing the rear then I would get whatever matches the front, but if you are getting a new set then pilot powers are the way to go from what I've been told. Of course there are Dunlop qualifiers(heard they don't last long), metzeler M1's and M3's, or Pirelli diablo's(if you can swing the higher cost).
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:20 AM
 
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Just put a PP rear on and it is great!!!
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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I like the PP's because they are reasonably priced and a good all around tire. If you are racing or such, spend the extra. It all depends on what you want to do.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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i like to ride the streets and hit the turns
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:26 AM
 
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i like to ride the streets and hit the turns
You will be happy with the PP's, dunlops, or similar tire. When you look check lean angle, expected life/traction level, size, and price. Try typing your size into Froogle.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 01:59 AM
 
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I got my wheels in the shop right now getn Pilot Powers put on! Went through a few dunlops, now to try the famed pp's. My dunlops were a good tire though, stuck like glue.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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Pilot Powers are all the rage
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 11:07 AM
 
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Get PP's. Get the full set. Don't mis match. Tire profiles are different and you're sacrificing lean angle. Get a matching set of PP's. You can thank me later.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 01:53 AM
 
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Get PP's. Get the full set. Don't mis match. Tire profiles are different and you're sacrificing lean angle. Get a matching set of PP's. You can thank me later.
It's true.



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