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Old 03-06-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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I'm replacing one tire for free (kumho asx 215/45/17)

The rest of the tires are the exact same but worn slightly. they are 5~6 / 32's

the new tire is 9~/32's

Is this alot to worry about? is there a best place to put this replacement tire (front/back)
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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You wont have any troubles. Kinda funny I just posted about this in another thread.
Placement of the tire will have no benefit, so put it where ever.

What I just wrote:

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Old 03-07-2007, 03:12 AM   #3
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I was bored and did some math about this 1/4" rule.. on circumference. on a 215/45 tire...17 rim.

cicumfrence of that is 77.34.....
5 /32 down its 76.364
4 32's down down its 76.56
3/32's down is76.75
2/32's down its 76.95
1/32 down its 77.15ish

Notice how its only within little over 1 32 difference? sounds like a little bit to specific tolerance to me. Tirerack says 2/32's for subaru and 4/32's for audi... and porsche says 30%...

i"ve had my tires about 5k... and the new one says its 10/32's on website, i measured one around 9 new and guess that'll be it more likely meaning my 5-6ish should be ok acorrding to audi's standards...

I"m getting realigned too and the guy says not to put new tire in front.. thats why rear.

SO audi's circumfrence :OK: is 3/4 in according to this size tire...


hopefully i'll be within 3-4 myself... in 32's...
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:17 AM   #4
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I"m getting realigned too and the guy says not to put new tire in front.. thats why rear.
Right side rear?
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:22 AM   #5
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hmm i just had one bad tire and decided to replace all four. Maybe thats just me to try and be safe then sorry.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:37 AM   #6
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^^^ i did replace all 4 when i had 2 re92's go out on me. at first they tried putting 2 diff brand ones on front of same size, then i read a litltle... and hell no. got 4 asx's..
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:38 AM   #7
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Right side rear?
why right side rear? thats actually what i was thinking.. why, i do not know

Anyway hope your right, cause there are no tire shavers around here i'm quite sure... and no way i want to pay for 4 more unless i'm more than 50% sure i should

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
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I just punched a hole in the sidewall of a Conti EC DW. Didn't have a tread depth gauge with me but it's still showing the "DW". I'm trying to decide whether to replace the one, or buy a second new tire and put them both on the front. Because there is more weight there I'm thinking they will wear down pretty fast.



Sidewall puncture FTL.


No rush since I just put the snow tires on.

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Old 11-28-2013, 01:38 AM   #9
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id take this opportunity to get rid of those horrible asx tires
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Scotty, those are the DW, not the DWS.

I think it's a pretty good "civilized" performance tire.

The best way to know is to measure them. The Tire Rack can shave a new one down to exactly match the others. It looks like there is lots of meat left, so I doubt they would have to shave much.

You don't want a big discrepancy from side to side OR front to back.

I use the DW as my winter tires. Awesome rain tire.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #11
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I just punched a hole in the sidewall of a Conti EC DW. Didn't have a tread depth gauge with me but it's still showing the "DW".
Get a tread depth gauge. Call Tire Rack and order one tire and have them shave it to match the other 3.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #12
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Subaru recommends a difference of no greater than 2/32".

Replace the axle-set (two tires).
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:06 PM   #13
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^^^ i did replace all 4 when i had 2 re92's go out on me. at first they tried putting 2 diff brand ones on front of same size, then i read a litltle... and hell no. got 4 asx's..
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Scotty, those are the DW, not the DWS.

I think it's a pretty good "civilized" performance tire.

The best way to know is to measure them. The Tire Rack can shave a new one down to exactly match the others. It looks like there is lots of meat left, so I doubt they would have to shave much.

You don't want a big discrepancy from side to side OR front to back.

I use the DW as my winter tires. Awesome rain tire.
now...where did you come up with anything other than asx???
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now...where did you come up with anything other than asx???
Doh!!! You are correct sir. My brain is a bit scrambled.

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Doh!!! You are correct sir. My brain is a bit scrambled.

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The Tire Rack can shave a new one down to exactly match the others. .
Ah I was wondering if they could shave them or I had to find a local shop.

I couldn't find my calipers or a depth gauge, I'll get around to it. Put the snows on today anyway so I have to March.
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