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    I think the RE002 could well be out of production. I bought the last one in 205/40/17 the other week. When I was looking, there is an RE003 but it wasn't available in the uk at the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by odub View Post
    I think the RE002 could well be out of production. I bought the last one in 205/40/17 the other week. When I was looking, there is an RE003 but it wasn't available in the uk at the time
    I've been trying to get hold of these without success. I phoned Bridgestone today and the technical team said they had gone out of production and there were no replacements planned. They suggested a couple of wholesalers but they appear to all be gone.
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    Hey guys,

    Just bought another Corrado and want to stay with 205/50/r15. Always had re002 in this size but in 2019 tyre options seem a bit limited.

    Are there any good tyres left in this size preferably with a sidewall stiffness the same as the re002's?

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    Uniroyal Rainsports seem to be a common choice - one of the few available in the original sizes
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    Thanks mate. I tried Toyo proxes and it felt like the car had marshmallows on!

    Do the Uniroyal Rainsports have stiff sidewalls?

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    Not sure - I have stretched Michelin Pilot Sport 195/50/15 on the Corrado at the moment and don't like them much - just fitted two Uni Rainsports to the front of my wife's Touran recently and it feels very solid and planted

    I'll be going back to 205/50/15 for sure next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickyou73 View Post
    Thanks mate. I tried Toyo proxes and it felt like the car had marshmallows on!

    Do the Uniroyal Rainsports have stiff sidewalls?
    I had rainsports on a Golf 8 years ago, the sidewalls when removed from the rim were very flimsy in comparison to most similar tyres, go to a tyre place and ask to handle them and compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickyou73 View Post
    Thanks mate. I tried Toyo proxes and it felt like the car had marshmallows on!

    Do the Uniroyal Rainsports have stiff sidewalls?
    Hi, I've got a couple of uniroyal rainsports on the front (Bridgestones ont the back). They grip well and don't feel soft to drive on. Limited experience to compare against on the Corrado but I did have the Bridgestones up front and the Uniroyals at the rear for a while and don't notice any difference.

    That said uniroyals are known for having a softer tyre wall, however reviews and experiences read elsewhere state the compliance helps when pushing on in real life vs overly stiff tyres, Give them a try? There is not much choice these days.
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