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Got a flat tire this am on the grand central parkway in nyc. pulled into gas station and called AAA. car was flatbeded to nearest tire shop and temp spare put on.30 minute turnaround time not bad. looks like i caught a nail. stock tires with about 4k miles on them. had snows on when delivered in december 2005. rim looks ok, tire gone.should i replace one tire or go for broke and get 4 new tires and which ones? thanks in advance
 

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Re: FLAT TIRE (drpie)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drpie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Got a flat tire this am on the grand central parkway in nyc. pulled into gas station and called AAA. car was flatbeded to nearest tire shop and temp spare put on.30 minute turnaround time not bad. looks like i caught a nail. stock tires with about 4k miles on them. had snows on when delivered in december 2005. rim looks ok, tire gone.should i replace one tire or go for broke and get 4 new tires and which ones? thanks in advance</TD></TR></TABLE><p>if you have the resources you will thuroughly enjoy some better rubber on all fours!
 

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I drive an s80 but htis happened to me two weeks ago.<p>My one tire cost me $260 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> so i went ahead and only replaced one. I dont know what your tread life is like on the other tires but at 4,000 you should be ok. It all depends on how much you wanna spend<p>Dont you love the steelt spare they put on there that maxes out at 50mph:eek:
 

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it all depends on tread depth at this point. if you have very little tread wear, you can probably get away with replacing one...if not, then 2. but you certainly don't have to replace all 4.
 

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just to clarify my previous post. You should absolutely be able to only replace that one tire so long as you have driven those 4K miles like a normal person. BUT, if they are the ones that came on the car then they are horrible tires.
 

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what should i replace them with assuming i have the resources???
 

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PS2's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Dont you have the tire and rim insurance that you can buy from Volvo?<br>If so Volvo will replace it for free I think.<br>I just sprung for new Eagle F1 GS D3 I think they are and they ride really well and side hop is vertually gone.<br>Sweet tire also has rim protection to boot.<br><A HREF="http://www.goodyeartires.com/eagle/eagle_allTires.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.goodyeartires.com/e....html</A>
 

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that insurance is not available in the great State of NY!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drpie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what should i replace them with assuming i have the resources???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I plan to go with the Dunlop Sport Maxx next year (if I still have the R, that is).<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MagoonR at 12:39 PM 7-27-2006</i>
 

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Re: FLAT TIRE (MagoonR)

does anyone know if the pirellis can be put on the temp spare rim as i will have 3 good tires left after i change to the ps2's now that i have made my decision.
 

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Re: FLAT TIRE (drpie)

If you have the resources the obvious answer is the PS2. It's not necessarily the best performance tire for a street car (although many argue it is) but I think it is the best street performance tire for the R. The same tire is hated by the Audi RS4 crowd yet they like the P-Zero Rossos which tells me no matter what the intrinsic qualities of a tire are you have to consider data on how they perform in a specific application (e.g., model.)<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drpie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what should i replace them with assuming i have the resources???</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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thanx! ps2's are on the way from the tire rack with the road hazard warranty.great input from everyone involved.
 

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Mich AS sport<br>Mich PS2<br>F1<br>are the top 3 choices. all are too close to call and all would be leaps and bounds better than what you have.
 

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Got the ps 2s and do notice a difference.Not bad for $900.Somebody should start a class action suit;the Pirellis are terrible.Less "hop" with the Michelins.
 
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