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Old 06-27-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
braveit1
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Default Need New tires

I just got back from Orlando the other day and got my Baja back from my girlfriend. (She drove it while I had a rental b/c her mustang gt is getting a new cluch) I noticed the left rear tire had a nail in it and the side wall was showing wear from being under inflated. Well I had the hole patched for now but I need to replace the tire soon. The tires have only 10K on them and have some decent tread (Rotated every 3K). Should I buy one, two or four tires? I've never had an AWD vechicle before. If I get four, what is the best 16" tire to replace it with? The stock are fine but maybe something better? Any help please.
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Old 06-27-2004, 10:53 AM   #2
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I also had a nail in my tire but it went through the top and out the sidewall. The dealer replaced it with a new tire. I had thirty grand on the tires when I got the new one now I have 40 grand. The tires have been real good to me and I'll stick with the same tires when I do replace them... which won't be anytime soon. Just keep rotating and balancing them on a regular basis you'll get long life out of them.
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Old 06-27-2004, 11:02 AM   #3
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Did your deal replace it under warrenty or did they charge you? If they charged you what was the price of the tire from the dealership?
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Old 06-27-2004, 11:28 AM   #4
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Braveit, where in FL....I'm in Tampa. BTW, for whatever reason, I've never had a vehicle that required as much checking of the tire pressure as this one.

I check it every time I fill (except on long trips), and it always drops about 10 psi a month.....all four tires..

Maybe wheel porosity?

At any rate, get a good gauge, and use it regularly. Those Potenzas are pretty good tires, even if the are a littly howly on some pavement.
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:10 PM   #5
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Go with the Potenza 750's, not the OEM 92's....better wet traction...less noise.
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:40 PM   #6
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Braveit 1... I paid $105 for the new tire. The warrenty didn't cover it. I guess a nail doesn't get you a free tire. I think if you properly maintain the tire and it goes for no reason the warrenty will cover it. Like I said I have no complaints. While on this subject, does anyone know if a full size tire will fit under the car to replace the spare. I would like to have that 5th tire when it comes time for rotating... like my Dad's old Rambler!
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Old 06-27-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
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You would have to remove the posts that are on the sides of the spare.I think they are there to keep the spare in place when raising it up. And it still may not fit.I took mine down and flipped it over so i can check the air in it when i do the others.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:39 AM   #8
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Default braveit1, I still have 4 for sale w/wheels

$600 for all four, plus shipping. Only 1K miles on OEM Bridgestone Potenza tires and perfect gunmetal wheels...

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Old 06-29-2004, 08:21 AM   #9
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Thanks for the offer Road Toad but I think it'll be a bit much to ship here. I'm looking at the 750's closely.
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Old 06-29-2004, 08:31 AM   #10
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Default braveit1, shipping is $75 max to FLA

to your door.
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:46 PM   #11
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Road Toad...

I'm seriously considering this...for that price its WELL worth it...(my 'ministry' of finance may need to be convinced tho)
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shipping to zip code: 03051 ??

IF i bought these as back up, what would be the best way for me to store them?
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:34 AM   #12
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Hudson, NH? Without bothering to get a quote, I'll guarantee shipping at $75 for you too. If I were you, I'd just stack 'em up and drop the pressure to about 25 lbs. Cover 'em if they're outside, cuz sunlight will cause 'em to crack a bit on the surface. I've had the Goodyears on my 61 Chevy pickup for 10 years, and it's just sitting in my driveway.

Hurry, they're going fast (not). I really don't care too much if they don't sell for a while, I've got lotsa room in my warehouse, and an extra set is always handy - for snows, spares, etc.

Next week I'll post pics with my new 18" chrome rims, blacked out grille, Snugtop, Turbo badges, etc.

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Old 06-30-2004, 10:04 PM   #13
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I do know the stock tires "cry" when you take the turns fast. Actually you don't have to turn too fast to hear them cry. Mine do this when I take a turn (onto the neighborhood street) at 15-20mph. If the pavement is really new, they do it worse. Makes people stare like you are really going fast. I guess I am used to comp t/a's. I had them on the past 4 cars, and if the tires cried, you were REALLY going fast.
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:11 AM   #14
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Tho it makes perfect sense to me The mighty 'ministry' of fiance doesn't share the reasoning behind this investment..."Brand new wheels and rims for about the same price as the rubber alone" i tell her.

Women...
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Old 07-01-2004, 02:18 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by Road Toad

Next week I'll post pics with my new 18" chrome rims, blacked out grille, Snugtop, Turbo badges, etc.

Can't wait!
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:11 PM   #16
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^bump^

RoadToad...share these pics with the group!
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