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Old 05-16-2019, 08:48 AM
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I'm about to order new tires for the OE wheels on my CR. Fortunately, the tires that are on the OE wheels are the original tires the car was delivered with. Amazingly, the tires still have a lot of tread left, unfortunately, because they sat for years and years, they have developed cracks in the tread and will not be used even for the car to sit on. With that, I'm about to order a set of Bridgestone RE71R. Should I consider Bridgestone S04PP? Also, the old tires, should I keep them for collector reasons.
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No sorry, original tires aren't worth sh#t on the market. You may wish to consider SO4 only because RE71 is more of a track tire. However it is very capable for street as long as the weather is good. I have RE71s on my car.
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Taste and noise tolerance vary. The RE-71R tires are obnoxiously loud on the road. And their soft compound will shower the side and underside of the car with every tiny bit of gravel on the road. Both reasons why I did not replace my RE-11A tries with them and went with a more moderate but still great performing S-04 tires in CR spec. 215 front, 255 rear.

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You bring up a very interesting question from a collect-ability stand point. If you've kept everything off this car, like all the spare parts you've replaced, documented etc, then there could be merit in retaining all the old spares as part of 'collectible package' if you ever sell in the future. As with all collectibles having items in a 'set' adds value. But this begs the question of how much. I've been for some reason hoarding the replaced parts for the car lately, keeping core items like fuel injectors and valve covers as I probably will keep the car for many more years.

Reminds me of this gent in the UK who had the foresight to stock pile parts for his dream car he bought in the 1920's that would last a life time. A bit of a reverse of what you have but still the package deal is worth more then alone.

I know this doesn't exactly answer your question OP but I understand what you are asking.
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Cars with with hundreds manufactured are not "collectible" in the sense as those produced in the dozens are. Consumables like tires (and engine oil) ain't gonna matter. Not in our lifetimes, anyway. Not unless the car has (say) 16 miles (not 16K) on it.

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Original tires can be a cool thing, but only a concourse car that is being preserved as a showpiece. I have come across various CRs with original tires as well as '91+ NSX with the original Yokohama AO22s and Integra Type Rs with the original Bridgestone RE010s - it's always a cool idea in theory, but you would need to keep these on a shelf and get a separate set of wheels and tires for driving.
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