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Old 12-28-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Hey,

I am trying to get winter tires and found a set or 3 used only a block away from me. They aren't terribly worn out, and have at least 2-3 Seasons left.

I'm picking them up today but was told that Running 3 Tires that are worn and 1 tire that is new (Blizzaks) will kill my trans...

Is this true?
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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Based on the info you provided, yes it will hurt your trans.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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Based on the info you provided, yes it will hurt your trans.
Just seems very odd to me? that 4-5/32nds could do that, when the difference in tire pressure alone or other factors could effect this just as easily..
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:14 AM   #4
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How is that odd? Your wheels will spin at different speeds. All 4 tires but be identical in brand and model and all within 2/32nds wear. Subaru's stated tolerance is 1/4" in circumference.

I suggest you watch your tire pressure.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:32 AM   #5
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I suggest you watch your tire pressure.
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Points taken, better to be safe then sorry with the car
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:21 AM   #6
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How is that odd? Your wheels will spin at different speeds. All 4 tires but be identical in brand and model and all within 2/32nds wear. Subaru's stated tolerance is 1/4" in circumference.

I suggest you watch your tire pressure.
Hey Byzantium, where are you referencing this tolerance? Not questioning you, but if I ever tell someone this, I want to know I am not speaking out of my ass.

Does anyone know how to tell when the rear diff, or even the center diff for this matter, goes out? Symptoms?
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it overheats your dif fluid due to it working too hard, and overtime it will burn up your center dif as well.

just be safe and get 4 new tires, rotate them frequently, and keep pressures in check
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