Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

Replacement tire questions


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 lhrocker

lhrocker

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 276 posts
  • New Jersey

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:46 PM

I bought a set of Toyo tires 18 months ago and rotated them with each oil change at 5-6000 miles. I parked the car in my driveway over the weekend when I was on vacation. I got home today and found one tire flat. Upon taking it to the gas station, they found 3 nails and 2 bubbles on the inside sidewall. I then took the tire to STS, where I bought the tires and the extended warranty. They measured the tread on the bad tire as well as my remaining 3 tires to compare with a brand new same model Toyo and the tread measurement was 2/32 (1/16) off between the old and new. Is this within tolerance to replace just a single tire? I was going to replace them all over the summer when cash isn't as tight (tax season) and figured I could use this as a full size spare when I do. Or is it within spec that I should just buy a second and keep them for a while. Or should I just replace everything now.

Any thoughts?

#2 AdventureSubaru

AdventureSubaru

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 999 posts
  • Scotts Valley, CA

Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:08 AM

I don't foresee any problems with only 1/16 difference. I'd swap it and drive. Doubt you could ever tell the difference.

#3 lhrocker

lhrocker

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 276 posts
  • New Jersey

Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

So I guess I'm good with just one new tire. Cool.

#4 jamesm113

jamesm113

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • California

Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:28 PM

http://blog.tirerack...-on-an-awd-car-

Subaru: Within 1/4-inch of tire circumference or about 2/32-inch of each other in remaining tread depth

So you're cutting it close. If tirerack.com carries your tire, you can have them to shave it down for you for $25

#5 lhrocker

lhrocker

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 276 posts
  • New Jersey

Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

So what if I get a pair of new and keep a pair of old?

#6 jamesm113

jamesm113

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • California

Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

you're risking damage to the clutch packs in your transmission.

What year/model do you have? Check your owners manual for the exact specs

#7 lhrocker

lhrocker

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 276 posts
  • New Jersey

Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

2002 Legacy GT Sedan




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users