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Old 07-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Tire exploded, need help!

Hey guys,

So I was coming back from the cottage yest eve, and my driver side rear tire exploded On The 400 HWY. It's completely destroyed. Can someone tell me if I now have to buy a new set of tires for the rear, or can i just get one to replace the one that blew?

I'm running a DSII Staggered set up. Have 225-45-17's on the front, and245-40-17's on the back.

Also if anyone has tires please let me know!!

Thanks Guys!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:50 PM   #2
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Drive wheels

Tires on the drive wheels should always be replaced in pairs to maintain consistent and predictable handling.

If there is a sigificant enough difference in the rotational speed of your axles (such as that caused by tires of different diameters), your differential will wear out faster, and will wear out its fluid faster, but tread depth alone shouldn't make that big a difference.

So- yes you can replace just one tire, but no you shouldn't.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #3
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Tires on the drive wheels should always be replaced in pairs to maintain consistent and predictable handling.

If there is a sigificant enough difference in the rotational speed of your axles (such as that caused by tires of different diameters), your differential will wear out faster, and will wear out its fluid faster, but tread depth alone shouldn't make that big a difference.

So- yes you can replace just one tire, but no you shouldn't.
What! You are joking right! From what I understand he is driving an e36 not a transport truck.


To the OP. Yes you can just replace one tire. You are not going to harm or damage your car in any way.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:11 PM   #4
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Sorry...

Was I in any way unclear? You want me to make it more 'street?'

Yo, OP. U can totally replace jus 1 tire! Yur car wont have sick tite cornering when both treads ain't the same- but itz okay. 1 new tire is all you need. Peace.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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I got a flat in my rear tire a while back and i just changed one tire... You could tell one had more tread but whatever... I just slapped a new set of tires on two weeks ago.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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Hey guys,

So I was coming back from the cottage yest eve, and my driver side rear tire exploded On The 400 HWY. It's completely destroyed. Can someone tell me if I now have to buy a new set of tires for the rear, or can i just get one to replace the one that blew?

I'm running a DSII Staggered set up. Have 225-45-17's on the front, and245-40-17's on the back.

Also if anyone has tires please let me know!!

Thanks Guys!!
If you didnt buy the tires that long ago (under 3 months lets say) send an email to the company of the tire manufacture .. they will send you a refund.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:52 PM   #7
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If you need a tires for a good price, PM me.

You should replace them in pairs unless they are virtually new. If one blew out it makes you wonder what condition the other is in.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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Thanks Guys, Anyone have any tires?
Hurricane240 I sent you a P.M
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:09 PM   #9
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Was I in any way unclear? You want me to make it more 'street?'

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WTF, does this mean?
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It means that I must have been unclear when I wrote:
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So- yes you can replace just one tire, but no you shouldn't.
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It means that I must have been unclear when I wrote:
No- The "You want me to make it more 'street?"
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:41 PM   #12
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Contact Oz_Racing. He hooked me up with two low profile tires for pennies.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #13
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Thanks guys, I ended up getting some tires, I got an extra Michelin pilot sport its pretty much brand new, if anyone wants 1 lemme know.
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