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Old 09-27-2010, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've got 8000 miles on my '10 outback and have a punctured tire. I'd rather not replace all 4 since they're still pretty "new" (I bought the car in may), so I've ordered 1 tire. I'm trying my best to find a place that'll shave the tire to match the other 3.

I know there's a ton of variables here (driving conditions, style, etc) but assuming I pretty much baby the car and drive like a grandma, is it worth worrying myself to death if I don't have the new tire shaved?
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tire Rack will shave tires. Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

Of course, you'll need to check if they sell the make and model you need.
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bummer. I just ordered one from the local discount tire (price matched to tirerack, of course). oh well. i'll have discount measure it when it get's mounted and if it's more than a 1/4" difference, I'll go from there.
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He's already ordered the tire, so I don't think Tire Rack can help him lol

If I were you I'd shave it. I mean you probably spent what $100...$130 on the tire at the most? What's 8k miles shaved off a hundred dollar tire, when it could end up ruining a differential that'll cost you several hundred dollars or more to replace?

Just ask around your local tire shops and see which ones will do it.
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Also, just a reminder that we are talking 1/4" circumference from your LARGEST to SMALLEST tire. So you really need to measure all three good tires, find the smallest, and make sure you shave to within a 1/4" of circumference of that tire. BTW, 1/4" circumference is only about 2.5/32 in tread depth, the typical new tire only has about 10/32s of tread. So that would be a good first order test of where all you tires are. And, most of us have a depth gauge laying around somewhere.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll keep that in mind. Ihe only problem is, is that no one I've called shaves tires. Some sort of liability issue. If they do, I guess it's some hush hush deal because no one I spoke with even hinted at being able to shave them.

I'll just have to talk to discount tire and make sure they measure. We'll see what happens. Honestly, I really don't like these continentals, so maybe I'll just use this as a good time to upgrade the tires.
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So after all that, I bought a tread depth gauge and measured my tires. I figured after 8000 miles i'd have some wear, but they were still at 10/32l, so I just ordered a brand new oem tire and that was that.
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BTW, 1/4" circumference is only about 2.5/32 in tread depth,
It might vary a bit, but my calculations suggest that 1/4" on a 225/55/17 inch tire (approximately 83 inch circumference) would correspond to about 1.3/32 in. difference in tread depth.

Measuring the tread depth to ensure the circumferences are all within the 1/4 inch tolerance should be reliable, but based on my experience (Tire circumference -- has me worried!), it's not always the case.
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Is the puncture situated in a manner that it cannot be plugged?
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it's sharpie sized wood chunk right on the corner of the tread/shoulder. i wasn't comfortable with the size/location of it and they definitely said no to trying to fix it.
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