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Old 08-17-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Blew front passenger tire...need advice

I popped a slit in the sidewall of my front right tire hitting a new pothole after some hard rain. Yeah i didnt see it and it it hard. Rim looks fine.

My question is. I have about 25k of hard drive on these tires. Sumitomo HTR+ 205/55/R16s

Tread looks alright, altho im not an expert and havent measured how much tread is left, but at that mileage and AWD would it be recommended to get 4 new tires? Or just to replace the 2 fronts. Thanks for advice.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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Replace all four.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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The spec is the tread should be within 3/32nds of the new tire so if the back tires are at 7/32nds of tread and the new ones are going to be 10/32nds you are cutting it about as close as reccomended. You can get a tread gauge for a few bucks from Pep boys or something and measure it. Be sure to check the outside edge, middle, and inside edge to be sure they are wearing uniformly. I learned that last bit of advice the hard way
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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....buy 4 new tires and NOT have any related future issues.....
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