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post #25216 of 26282
Double00 and piob have offered great suggestions. Honestly, I wouldn't worry a bit.

I've gone through tires like they were out of fashion and have tracked an M3 with a worse nick than yours.
Edited by ramuman - 9/27/16 at 11:33am
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Most people usually don't buy 5 tires when they get a set. I guess the suggestion of buying 1 tire and moving the damaged one to the spare only works if you have an extra rim or want to buy a steelie since the spares are usually donuts.

I had a similar issue right when I got my wheels. I drove it gingerly for a bit, but it hasn't caused an issue. I put some rubber cement on it so I could check and make sure if it was bubbling outwards. Haven't seen anything yet. The sidewalls are super thick. I'd keep an eye on it.

post #25218 of 26282

@Thrift Vader any opinions on koni sport shocks or are you more of a tokico fan?

post #25219 of 26282
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I might make one suggestion. Move the tire to a rear tire position. Having a blow out on your steering tires is worse.

No surprise you're a fan of putting the rubber in your rear to prevent a blow out.

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post #25220 of 26282
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Off topic car maintenance/repair query to car dudes from a guy who knows nothing about cars. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My new car has a whopping 1,000 miles on it but the other day I clipped a curb while making a sharp turn. Turns out I took a little nick/divot out of the side of my front tire. It looks small and superficial to me but is this something I should get checked out anyways since it's sidewall damage? Pic with penny for scale:



Advice much appreciated!

 

 

That is nothing  to worry about

post #25221 of 26282
A 105 degrees F in the shade here. The car tire temps are lower than ambient. Fuck the South Bay. It won't even register tire pressures due to the temp.
post #25222 of 26282
This thread is getting super awesome. Much better after I blocked jet.

Way better than the pedantic 14 year olds on Jalopnik. Vamos!
post #25223 of 26282
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Most people usually don't buy 5 tires when they get a set. I guess the suggestion of buying 1 tire and moving the damaged one to the spare only works if you have an extra rim or want to buy a steelie since the spares are usually donuts.

that so? maybe be a truck thang but my jeep and my old toyota both had the normal wheel/tire set for the spare. i honestly can't remember if i bought the 5th but looking back the idea of using a tire that's been out in 10 years of weather as a spare gives me the willies. 

 

speaking of i'll have to replace my tires at some point reasonably soon so i might bounce some ideas on thread. i also recently saw a set of AEV wheels that were positively badass so maybe that's worth a peek too. 

post #25224 of 26282
I'd recommend this guy (or another one in the lineup): https://www.amazon.com/Slime-70004-Power-Spair-Repair/dp/B000YMP1SA

I can't speak for all manufacturers, but this (branded as their own) is what Tesla, BMW, and McLaren use.
post #25225 of 26282
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post
 

that so? maybe be a truck thang but my jeep and my old toyota both had the normal wheel/tire set for the spare. i honestly can't remember if i bought the 5th but looking back the idea of using a tire that's been out in 10 years of weather as a spare gives me the willies. 

 

speaking of i'll have to replace my tires at some point reasonably soon so i might bounce some ideas on thread. i also recently saw a set of AEV wheels that were positively badass so maybe that's worth a peek too. 

 

Tire Rack should have deals on new tires+wheel combos.


That said, scour craigslist as well.

post #25226 of 26282
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Tire Rack should have deals on new tires+wheel combos.


That said, scour craigslist as well.

Tire Rack is for suckers. Costco is for winners.

Trust me on this - went through 3 sets of rears, 2 sets of fronts on the E92 M, 2 sets of rears and 1 set of fronts on the first F82 M, 2 sets of rears and 2 sets of fronts on the second F82 M, a full set on the P85D - all compound specific P-zeros or PSS. Costco might take a day or two to get the tires, but will treat you well.

None of the cars had 5k+ miles at drop off, but I drove them like they were meant to be driven.
Edited by ramuman - 9/27/16 at 4:13pm
post #25227 of 26282
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

with 1000 miles? why not rotate to the spare position?

Other than some trucks and wranglers, are there even any new vehicles that come with a full size spare nowadays let alone a full size spare with alloy wheel?
Nowadays you're lucky to even get a spare.

The 2002 E46 was the last vehicle I owned that came with a full sized spare. It was even on a 5th alloy.
post #25228 of 26282

lol what nobody here drives a '34 packard?

 

i live in the past 

 

:embar: 

post #25229 of 26282
Hmmm..the winter beater plan. Yes!

http://www.autotrader.ca/result/AdDetailInfo.aspx?srcID=19&frnID=9804265

1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer - I think came with the 5.8L. Actually black..looks blue! Supposedly restored "completely"..any questions to ask on what might have been skipped?
post #25230 of 26282
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

with 1000 miles? why not rotate to the spare position?

If possible. Do this. Even have the spare re-mounted if directional.

Tire nicks are hit 'n miss. If it were my car? I'd just buy 1 tire. Make it a spare. And mount the new tire/original same side on the rear.
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