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Old 11-28-2004, 02:20 AM   #1
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Question Flat tire! : ( Tire n00b.

As you have no doubt guessed from the title, I got a flat tire tonight. Went out to get pizza and beer for roommates and I. No problems (that I noticed). Hours later, going out to paint the town, backed out of the garage and realized I had a flat tire. Screwed! Literally, a screw in the tire. Changed the tire, no prob. 20 min late to meet my friends. They were one beer ahead of me, I caught up quickly. No prob.

My question:
Assuming that I ruined the stock tire by driving on it while flat, and that the rim is OK, and that the other stock tires have 8,000 miles on them, and I have to buy a new stock tire...
Should I get the new tire shaved?

Is that the right term? I did some searches and read about someone doing that for tires that had more miles on them that mine do. I will use this oppurtunity to put on the snows, so I don't need to know till spring...
Any feedback is much appreciated.
Thanks guys.

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Old 11-28-2004, 02:57 AM   #2
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If you are a serious about going to places with lots of snow, I would get real snow tires and throw the stock tires on a fire somewhere.....and get another set of wheels for good summer tires.
The stock tires aren't 100% worthless in the snow from what I've read here, but they sucked bad enough in wet/dry conditions for me(and many others) to ****can them at the first opportunity.

There are several current and recent threads on winter tire choices....

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Old 11-28-2004, 01:16 PM   #3
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Either get new sets of wheels and tires as suggested ($$$), or get a replacement stock tire. If you do the latter, it should be shaved to match up the wear.
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Old 11-28-2004, 02:39 PM   #4
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They are good when they have tread in the snow
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:11 PM   #5
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They are good when they have tread in the snow
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty
If you are a serious about going to places with lots of snow, I would get real snow tires and throw the stock tires on a fire somewhere.....and get another set of wheels for good summer tires.
The stock tires aren't 100% worthless in the snow from what I've read here, but they sucked bad enough in wet/dry conditions for me(and many others) to ****can them at the first opportunity.

There are several current and recent threads on winter tire choices....

Have fun
I have winter tires (snows) and will put them on. Thanks
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:15 PM   #7
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Either get new sets of wheels and tires as suggested ($$$), or get a replacement stock tire. If you do the latter, it should be shaved to match up the wear.
That was exactly what I wanted to know. I will install winter tires and rims (snows), and order a new stock tire shaved from tireRack.com for the spring.
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:15 PM   #8
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Just put on the snows. Now I've got months to repair the flat.
The car looks burly with steelies and snows!
Can't wait for snow!
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