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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

and the unloaded spare has a smaller radius than the unload standard tire, but it has much higher pressure so that the loaded values are relatively close.

There is a misconception that many discuss on various car forums about how a tire operates like tank track, but it simply isn't so. The operating radius is what counts... as has already been said here of course.

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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

Working in a tire shop for 8 years I have seen a few awd cars with mis matched tires . I have seen the brake pads worn completely on the same corner as a brand new tire. Other three brakes were almost brand new and the other three tires bald.

I have also heard terrible noises that literally completely went away when the tires were replaced.

I have also seen cars with mismatched tires have no issues whatsoever after thousands of miles . Its the chance of causing irreversible damage that keeps the shops from replacing one or two or three tires. If you want to tempt fate just take your wheels in off the truck. They will probably be fine with it then.
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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

This is a great thread. Never really thought about it, however I have about 7k on my tires right now. If I blow one, I'll probably replace just two and rotate them front to back when it's time.

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Couldn't you buy a new (one) tire and get it shaved to match the circumference of the other three? Yes, you'd be throwing away several 32nds of an inch of rubber on it, but it would be cheaper than buying 4 new tires.

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Online you can buy used tires of all types. Maybe an option for some? www.usedtires.com

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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

I think the best option for dealing with one damaged tire during early to middle tire life is buying a new replacement tire and having it shaved down to match the tread depth of the other tire on the same axle. I recently had this done for my wife's Subaru Forester AWD. During an annual state inspection the dealer found one tire with sidewall damage and recommended replacing them as a set of four. Subaru has a specification for maximum circumferential difference between tires and the difference between a new tire and what was on the vehicle was over the spec. These were Yokohama Geolanders @ around $200.00 each. I bought one new OEM tire from Tirerack.com and they have a shaving service for $25.00. You just need to buy a tread depth gauge and get a good measurement on the matching tire and tell them the depth you want it shaved down to. Put the pair of tires with the shaved one on the rear axle to let it wear in before rotating to the front. Tirerack.com was great to work with on this.
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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

Due to this "issue" just bought 4 new tires.

Went to Firestone, today after noticing just before I took a 600 mile plus round trip to the Sand Dunes Saturday that front right tire was extremely worn disproportionately to the other tires

I was only trying to get a rotation, when they told me that the front right tire was to worn to rotate . They also told me that since I have 4wd car I have to replace all 4 tires. They insisted that I would have drivetrain damage otherwise .

They were going to make me sign a waiver saying I wouldn't sue them for drivetrain if they replaced the front right tire (for free I might add since I recently had Firestone pay for a 1000.00 plus repair to my front suspension that included replacing the right axle. ) They also were going to make me sign a waiver if I replaced the front two tires only.

I reneged on this and called up Honda, I was told by the dealership that Honda does not have a policy regarding the replacement of one tire only.

However, Firestone offered me a deal I couldn't refuse. 4 new Bridgestone Dueler At Revo 2 for 307.00. Tax, balance, and road hazard included.

I happily replaced my Ecopia 422 "street" tires for the Dueler Revo 2s.

The Ecopias were great tires, but I like the idea of having an AT tire again. Now next time we go to the dunes I night take some trails😊.

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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

That one tire wore for some reason - if it wasn't air pressure, I would take your truck to an alignment shop and have it checked.

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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

I went through this a few months ago and ended up with 2 new tires at the rear. It was the right front that was sliced when hitting a curb.
I have about 40% life left on the fronts now with the transition. My local mechanic told me that's what he would do and that would be the most expedient.
I might have done the shaving technique but the logistics and delay of doing all that vs. 30 min. at America's Tires resulted in it not being a viable option for me at the time. It certainly would have been cheaper though.
I will keep the tirerack option for reference. Actually we do have a local shop that can do tire shaving.



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That one tire wore for some reason - if it wasn't air pressure, I would take your truck to an alignment shop and have it checked.

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I had some bad suspension issues after Firestone messed up my front suspension. Among other things the right axle had to be replaced.

After Honda did the repair a couple of months ago they did an alignment too.

The tire wear was likely caused during the months of driving with a bad suspension.

After the repair I had observed that although I had an alignment when I drove on the highway in a straight line and released the steering wheel the car would drift to the right.

This has stopped since I got the new tires.

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Re: Hazards and misconceptions of replacing one tire

Let problems go long enough and they effect other things. Just like the human body, the fingers effect the wrist the wrist effects the elbow the elbow effects the shoulder the shoulder effects the neck ect....long story short if you catch it early and fix it, its cheaper in the long run.

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