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Old 06-28-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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I need to replace my rear driver side tire because of curb damage but I read that it can damage my diffs. I have the stock RE070s with 5k miles on them and I replaced the rear passenger side tire about 2k miles ago. Can this still cause any damage? Should I get the new tire shaved to match the other rear tire? I was going to buy the tire from tire rack or a Firestone dealer.

On Tuesday I'm going to get my alignment and a wheel checked for damage. If my wheel needs to be replaced I was thinking about buying a set of matt bronze work emotion-kai. Are these wheels any good? My stock wheels cost $700 and these are only $360. Are the works lighter then my stock wheels? Where can I get these wheels and do they come with the blue or bronze lugs and valve stem? This is the only place I could find them. http://www.upgrademotoring.com/wheels/Work_Wheels.htm



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Old 06-28-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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The local dealer told me up to 10k miles was ok.

Personally, I would get a tread depth gauge and figure out what your average tread depth is, measured in the center of the tire. Then call Tirerack and order over the phone as ask to have them shaved to that tread depth.

BTW, you can only get them shaved over the phone, so don't bother wasting your time on the interwebs site.
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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With that low mileage you may not need to shave the new tyre. Tirerack has the wear allowance on their web site. Measure your rubber and compare it to new.

Two ways to go if you have a damaged wheel. One, buy a take off from someone. Two, sell your three and use the money to defray the cost of the aftermarket wheels. People do both all the time because as you have found out the new price is high.
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Does anyone know anything about the Works?
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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I realized I had coverage on all 4 tires from Firestone so I got my tire replaced. The wheel was fine and they said the alignment was only a little off so I don't need to buy anymore parts.
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