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Old 01-15-2013, 05:06 PM   #431
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Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Detroit, MI
2002 Impreza 2.5TS
Midnight Black Pearl


Originally Posted by Travisty View Post
Those tires have 4200 miles on them? Jeebus, they look damn near bald.
That's probably just the picture - they've still got a LOT of meat on them. That's just some kind of tread on the rounded portion of the sidewall leading to the tread. I don't have a car powerful enough to roast tires that quickly.

Originally Posted by Travisty View Post
You're fine for driving home on your bad tire (our cars come with donuts and they don't always match the tires size that we have installed), and if they will only replace the bad one, demand that they pay for a shop that can shave your new tire to the correct diameter.
I'm under the impression that tire shaving is a bit of a lost art usually performed at speed shops. I'm not entirely sure where I could get that done. But just to reiterate, I should be okay driving home on a brand new (and thus, slightly bigger in circumference) tire of the same size, at highway speeds, for around 120mi? I've got no idea how delicate the AWD system is, so I'm being a bit paranoid about it.
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