After looking through dicussions about the observered wear and indicated tread wear of the RE-71, I am inclined to test the newest tires vs their predecessors. I believe testing against other manufacturers would not quite provide the answers many of us would like, so I would mount one brand's newest 200 tread wear tires on the driver's side and their predecessor on the passenger side, then test them on the same course. Overall I want to at least see if these tire manufacturers are following their own tread wear rating standards, and comparing two tires which are marketed as having the "same" wearability might at least highlight any gross inconsistencies. The test itself will take time to conceptualize and plan, and I do not expect any action to be taken because of the results. But I do want us to have a better information for other drivers and maybe the SEB if questions, rumors, and complaints compel them to seek such data. What are some of your thoughts and suggestions?