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Old 06-07-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default one flat tire ..however it is almost new

front tire is flat ...however it is only 7000km (around 4000 mile)

should i change with the other front side tire??
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Also if i change only one front tire...(two external diameter )

should i switch 2 rear tires (same external diameter ) to front?

which position must be same external diameter ?? front or rear?

mine is 2003 ts auto
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #2
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the acceptable tire circumferences/tread depth's are listed in the owners manual, I can't recall them, or search....

But same thing happened to me and I didn't want a diff to asplode, I blew a rear. Basically rotated the rear and new tire to the front (since those will wear faster) and the fronts went to the rear.

In your case just replace the front tire. Assuming the circumfrences/tread depth's are within tolerences, and if they are not, your call.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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i would think the front would be better since its still an open diff unlike the rear which is a lsd well for my car anyway
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:20 PM   #4
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thanks for reply.
there is no LSD front and back in my car.

this is second time to lose one tire..


when i had one flat tire 4years ago,, i had to change 2 rear tires same time because other size tire is 13000km old...

but this time the other is only 7000km

i am sure external diameter of 4 tires must be within 1/4inch..

however i am not be able to know what is external diameter of brand new tire.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:57 PM   #5
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thanks for reply.
there is no LSD front and back in my car.

this is second time to lose one tire..


when i had one flat tire 4years ago,, i had to change 2 rear tires same time because other size tire is 13000km old...

but this time the other is only 7000km

i am sure external diameter of 4 tires must be within 1/4inch..

however i am not be able to know what is external diameter of brand new tire.
Sometimes you can find out what the original tread depth was, if that helps. Try tirerack.com.

Also, they can make it cheaper in terms of tire replacement, because if you order over the phone you can get them shaved.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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How did it go flat? Nail?? Plug that bish and be done with it.. less than 10$
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:28 AM   #7
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yes nail in the tire...however it is very close to side wall.

now i going to show tire tire guy whether it can be fixabl or not, it lose almost air.

so i dont think it can be fixable..

if i change one tire..i would rather invest another tire for preventing future damage..

it is really bad to throw away only 4000 mile tire..
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:34 PM   #8
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I had a nail once, went in right where the tread meats the sidewall... I had just pulled out of the driveway and by the time I turned around and got back (mayby 200ft) the nail had poked 8-10 holes right through the BEAD.. lol.. That one was a total loss...

You might get lucky though..
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:19 AM   #9
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i brought two different shop..answer was same..it would not be fixable.

also another front tire was already wear out alot..

so i changed two fronts tire and keep one tire for future.

thanks for everyone
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