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Old 01-27-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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well i got a bubble in my right rear tire....so i replaced my rear two tires and left the front two tires be. will this affect my all-wheel drive system at all ? the front tires have a little or 50% left on them but are same exact size and all as the rear two being replaced...

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Old 01-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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i dont see a problem, may want to check ur alignment thats about it. its pretty common to change tires in 2 vice all 4.
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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thats what i thought bc its both rear not something odd like one rear nad one front were it would cause uneven wear on the other tires....
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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nope you will have no problems other than a small alignment issue if any
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Are the 2 new tires the exact same make and model as the fronts? If not the total tire hight (outside diameter) might be different even if they are the same displayed size.

also the fronts having half the tread are going to roll slightly faster than the rears (slightly)

Now will this affect the center diff... i donno, but you might consider that.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:48 PM   #6
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I believe the official spec is 1/4 inch difference in circumference MAX.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
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Consult your Owner's Manual for the details. Typically though, with AWD cars, you will want to replace ALL 4 tires at the same time as to keep all of them within 1/8" - 1/4" difference or else you could cause a break-down in the AWD system. Since you have 2 tires that are about 50% worn out and 2 tires that are basically brand new with closer to 100% tread, I would suspect that the more you drive it, the greater your chances that something is going to malfunction.
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well i plan on replaceing the front two tires within the next month or so , i dont plan on driving long like this i just want to make sure it's not going to be a huge problem and seriously break anything , they are all the same size tire , just a little bit more wear in the front two tires then the rear...
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well i plan on replaceing the front two tires within the next month or so , i dont plan on driving long like this i just want to make sure it's not going to be a huge problem and seriously break anything , they are all the same size tire , just a little bit more wear in the front two tires then the rear...
As was asked above, are they all the same BRAND/MODEL of tire? Just because they're all stamped as being the "same size" doesn't mean they are identical in size. I've seen visible differences in new tires that were marked as being the same.
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