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Old 01-01-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Destroyed a tire at 9,000 miles. Replace all 4?

My Impreza has 9,000 miles on it, and I just destroyed one of tires when it picked up a razor blade (who the hell throws a razor blade on the road?!?). I'd rather not have to replace all four tires. The remaining tires, Potenza RE92A, have 8/32 tread left. I don't know how much tread a new RE92A has. Unfortunately I don't know of any tire place which can shave down a tire.

The dealership said I can just put a new one on and not worry about it.

So, do I need to place all four, or can a just slap a new one on there?
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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take this opportunity to GET RID OF THE GARBAGE RE92'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO not BUY RE92 TIRES AGAIN
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
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take this opportunity to GET RID OF THE GARBAGE RE92'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO not BUY RE92 TIRES AGAIN
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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Yea ditch the RE92's I got a good set of BFG all seasons on special at tire rack
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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I'm not a fan of the RE92A, but I'm not going to spend $600 right off the bat to switch them out. Sorry. I want to put some more miles on the stock tires to get a little more money out of them before I switch them out.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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a good set can cost you like under $500 installed for high/ultra performance all season.

so whats the point of your question if you are not willing to spend money on a new set of tires?

well, then just replace that one obviously.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:53 PM   #7
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Yea ditch the RE92's I got a good set of BFG all seasons on special at tire rack
exactly what i did, picked up a set of BFG Super Sports for 51 a piece (tirerack sales ftw), while the re92as would cost me 199 a piece.

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Old 01-01-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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a good set can cost you like under $500 installed for high/ultra performance all season.

so whats the point of your question if you are not willing to spend money on a new set of tires?

well, then just replace that one obviously.
Easier said than done. The tires cant have too different amounts of tread remaining or the diff will burn out. Same reason why they shouldnt be different sizes.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:34 AM   #9
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If you take the opportunity to do anything, getting away from all season tires would be worth considering. If you want to buy another re92 to work with the other three just have it shaved, problem solved. Of course there is no time better to stop throwing good money after bad and just get some good tires. Hope it works out.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:28 AM   #10
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Easier said than done. The tires cant have too different amounts of tread remaining or the diff will burn out. Same reason why they shouldnt be different sizes.
Yes, you are correct.

RE92 from Tireack if you have a 16" wheel its $195 and 17" $219

So you can buy new have it shaved, not sure on the cost to shave it.

But for another $200 you can have yourself a whole new "better" set.

Or you can buy a whole set for under $300.

Brand/type all a factor.

Then you can sell off your RE92s. There are probably some willing to buy.

Your other option is to buy a "used" tire close to same mileage which i don't really recommend.

But in the end its up to you, how much you want to spend, etc.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:20 AM   #11
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i don't even think tirerack shaves anymore
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:43 AM   #12
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hey zoltan are you still looking for tires?
i have 4 stock steel rims and tires off of a 2.5i with @10,000 miles on em let me know if you need em! i dont know where you are but im in ma!
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:07 PM   #13
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if the RE92's are garbage why are they so expensive?
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if the RE92's are garbage why are they so expensive?
to confuse and bemuse those who dont know
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:28 PM   #15
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A new RE92A shaved and mounted was going to cost me $270, so instead I ordered four new General Altimax HP tires which will be mounted tomorrow.

The review for the Altimax HP have been great, and it looks to be THE value tire right now. Looks like Continental's takeover of General Tire has been a good thing.
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