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Old 07-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default 1300 miles on new tires, nail in 1 sidewall. Can I just replace 1?

I bought some nitto invo tires in march, and have only put 1300 miles on my car since then. I only have a 5 mile drive to work. This morning I went out and found the drivers side front is flat from a nail in the sidewall. It's not repairable.

So my question is, seeing as how I only have 1300 miles on the tires, and all I have done is driven back and forth to work, can I get away with just replacing 1 tire, instead of buying 4 brand new ones? Just curious. I can afford to replace all 4, but since I don't race the car, and the tires don't get abused in the least, I figure if I can get away with just replacing 1, why replace all 4.

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Old 07-19-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Worst case, you could order one from TireRack and they could shave it to match the rest. Probly wouldn't require much shaving at all to make it equal to the others.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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With that little mileage, you should be fine to replace the one tire. I had a similar issue way back with aset of S0-3's. Replaced just one with about 5K miles on them. Never had an issue.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:47 PM   #4
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With that little mileage, you should be fine to replace the one tire. I had a similar issue way back with aset of S0-3's. Replaced just one with about 5K miles on them. Never had an issue.
That's what I figure too. I have a 5 mile drive to work, and it's mostly a flat, smooth highway type road, so it's not like the tires are getting beat up. And the 1300 miles is over a 4 month span. As you can see, I don't drive much.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:04 AM   #5
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Put the new rubber on the left front. It tends to get the most wear. You will be fine.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:23 PM   #6
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3/32 is the limit. Measure all your tires and find their treaddept. Find the new treaddepth. If you're within 3/32 on all 3 tires, you can stick a new tire on provided it's the same size and model. 3/32 is more of the limit though. If they're at the limit, you should probably just ask tirerack to shave em 3/32 for you. If it's 2/32 or 1/32 off of new though, I wouldn't bother.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #7
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For only 1300 miles, you'll be fine as long as you haven't been performing powerslides for 1000 of those miles. As someone posted, make sure it's in the front so it catches up a little quicker to the others.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:38 PM   #8
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1300 hundred miles ... unless you have spent a large portion of those miles on a road course or doing smoky burnouts just put a new tire on
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #9
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1300 hundred miles ... unless you have spent a large portion of those miles on a road course or doing smoky burnouts just put a new tire on
lol, nope, most, if not all of those miles have been on a smooth highway type road.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #10
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Why does the left front get the most wear? For that matter, which gets the least?
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right turns at intersections tend to be sharper than left turns. Cloverleaf interchanges tend to be all right turns. There aren't many analogous situations which would wear the right tire to match in the US.
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My favorite freeway on ramp is a right hand 190 degree turn. Posted at 15 mph...
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With that little mileage, you should be fine to replace the one tire. I had a similar issue way back with aset of S0-3's. Replaced just one with about 5K miles on them. Never had an issue.
yea.. youll be fine.
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