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Old 04-03-2007, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default replacing one tire?

I had the pleasure of getting a nail in one of my tires on my '05 STi. They are the stock Potenzas. I swapped them over the past 2 winters with my winter tires, the probaly have 10,000 miles on them all street driving. The guy at a tire place said that they look good and it shouldn't be a problem changing one. Anyone have imput on this?
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:41 AM   #2
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thanks man....


nobody else is running low offset rims?
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Plug the tire... move on...

I personaly wouldn't replace 1 tire on an AWD car... I know your tires don't have much milage, but the difference in overall tire diameter, though it may be small, could cause a difference in overall tire speed, messing with your differentials...
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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10k on them? Hmmm, I wouldn't replace just one.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:52 PM   #5
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it all depends on the remaining tread depth ....

6/32nds or more just get a new tire any less shave the new tire to match the existing tires
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who does tire shaving? Are there special places that do that or something, because I called tire barn and they had no idea what I was talking about.
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:24 PM   #7
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I would plug it but it went in through the top of the tire and out the sidewall, so there are 2 pretty nasty holes.........
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I would plug it but it went in through the top of the tire and out the sidewall, so there are 2 pretty nasty holes.........
That suxxxxx
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any other thoughts? my tire comes in today...
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:34 PM   #10
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who does tire shaving? Are there special places that do that or something, because I called tire barn and they had no idea what I was talking about.
Yes who??????????
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:27 PM   #11
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Bummer that it went through the sidewall too. I'm not familiar with tire shaving, but for what it's worth, I usually don't like to replace just one tire.
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The Tire Rack offers race prep for any tire we sell
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because I called tire barn and they had no idea what I was talking about.
not surprised ... it's Tire Barn
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:47 PM   #14
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When your measuring tread dept, you measure the middle tred correct?.

I am having the same problem as VINITHING. I have 15k on a set, thats about half worn, I don't want to replace 4 becuase 1 got a huge hole, if I can find a cheap way out.
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