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Old 08-19-2001, 03:14 PM   #1
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Ok, here's the deal. I have a 2000 Legacy GT LTD with just less than 6000 miles on it. I noticed the other day that the car was pulling to the right something terrible. Turns out the PSI on the rght front was down around 15! So I filled it up and all seemed ok. Went out of town for a week, came back, same thing. Seems the tire is hosed (stock RE 92). So, should I look to have it patched, plugged, or replaced? I'm very concerned about safety since this is the only car we drive our 4 month old in. The Subie dealership is about 80 miles away, so that part sucks too. Should I just order a new one? The spare is not full sized. Any ideas? Thanks,

Chris
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Old 08-19-2001, 03:46 PM   #2
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i would guess that patching it should be fine, as long as it's small and the hole is on the tread, not the sidewall... i had the same problem with my RE71 that developed a slow leak, and i too was concerned as i auto-x and drive aggressive from time to time

if you are really concerned and dont want to take any chance at all, patch it for now and look around to buy some used RE92's from the classified forum... from what i heard, brand new RE92's are actually quite expensive (and IMHO might as well get something like the RE940/950? instead)
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Old 08-19-2001, 04:53 PM   #3
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Possible it is a slow valve leak.

Take it to a tire place --- Subaru does not handle tire warranty remember.

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