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Transfer case & tire wear
Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:53 PM
I was told this by the Big-O salesperson who allegedly checked it with Toyota. When I called Toyota they told me I could get by with just 2 new tires. My mechanic told me the same thing. However, a transmission specialist confirmed what the tire guy told me. I don't know whom to believe. Does anyone out there have any experience with this?
Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:17 PM
or a little ghetto trick. run the new tires at a slightly lower pressure than normal while running the older tires at max pressure for the tire(printed on the tire) this will evin out the height some what.
oh you may want to try the new generation area of the site. most older subes can be run in 2wd so its not an issue for them.
Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:18 PM
Posted 06 October 2004 - 11:34 PM
ita only really gonna matter when its in 4wd. and really only when in 4wd on dry pavement, which is a no-no. you will be ok, as long as the tire is the correct sizeit seems that i have been changing tires quite often, using up my spares and getting flats, yet my tranny has been in my last 3 cars!
Its a 99 forester.. its always in 4wd.
Some places will actually shave a new tire down to match diameter and save on drivetrain wear
But honestly, if you are over 50% wear on your existing tires, just throw down and replace all 4. Its one of the prices you pay for having AWD
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