quote:I have a 50% set on a Sunfire (205/60R15) and they are doing very well on wet and dry surfaces. No tire works as well worn as new. The multiple heat cycles hardens the compound. Hydoplane resistance is: 1. Tread Void Area. 2. Tread design. By definition if you wear a tire 50% you reduce the tread void area by at least 50% (could be more if there are shallow tread elements in the design). Just because a tire still has tread does not mean it isnt worn out. Gene
Originally posted by Eddie: I've found that any new middle line tire will drive better and do rain/dry driving better that the wore out one taken off. I am interested in tires that continue to do well when 1/2 the useable tread is gone. My Michlen Xones are down to 1/2 at 32,000 miles and are doing very well thank you. I would like to hear from owners who have 1/2 the tread gone and still feel the tires are doing an acceptable job. I'mm looking at Falken 512s. Any comments????