The Family CFO allowed me to go ahead and buy some fresh tires for the 15″ wheels. So wasn’t real happy with me for getting myself into this position, but agreed to spend the money for tires now as long as I consider them my birthday (today), anniversary (Wednesday) and Christmas (12/25) gifts for this year. And if I don’t behave myself, maybe next years as well. It works out better financially further down the road, because if I went back to the 16″ wheels, when those tires wore out later next year I would have been asking for the $300 for tires and an addition $400 for after market wheels.
Now if all 10 of my occasional readers would donate $5 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll be able to get them mounted.
I ordered 4 Toyo T1-S in 195/50–15 from my pals at OnlineTires.com who have that size on special for $59 a piece. For that price and that tire you can’t get better back for your buck in a high performance tire. I just hope they are still selling them for that price around January 2006, because that is when I’ll probably need another set. Of course, if the Miata.net rumors are correct, by then Toyo will be selling the replacement tire called T1R and it will probably be a bit costlier.
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