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This is a discussion on Why did Subaru give us a spare tire? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Mikie13 Anyone know if there are places that will "grind" MTV?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Anyone know if there are places that will "grind"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Anyone know if there are places that will "grind" ?
    Most skateparks can help with that...

    But seriously, couldn't any tire shop offering siping do something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    Probably a dumb question but since this is my first AWD car I'd figure I would ask:

    Say you get a flat and the tire isn't pluggable/fixable. Would I need to change out the other 3 tires with new ones?
    Almost always. You could get "lucky" though. I just got four new all-seasons and one was destroyed by the Mother of All Bolts on the motorway. Through the side wall, game over. But since the other three had less than 3K on them I just got a single new replacement, not all four. A little later though and I'd be looking for four, or place to get a single shaved (and I know of none).
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    Most skateparks can help with that...
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    Man you guys exaggerate. Jeez, if you get a flat, use the spare. You're differentials see more abuse every time you turn the wheel.


    Speaking of donut spares, when we were young we installed 4 donuts with dirt bike knobbies on my friend's AWD Colt Vista wagon. Holy **** that thing was fun in the snow and dirt/grass hills when they were installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    If you're talking about me, mine just says "Symmetrical AWD".
    Hey, I have that sticker too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Man you guys exaggerate. Jeez, if you get a flat, use the spare. You're differentials see more abuse every time you turn the wheel.


    Speaking of donut spares, when we were young we installed 4 donuts with dirt bike knobbies on my friend's AWD Colt Vista wagon. Holy **** that thing was fun in the snow and dirt/grass hills when they were installed.
    I would have agreed until I saw that thread. IIRC three people who had open flames from their rear end on a donut. It is probably something random, and a small sample still, but it gives me pause to recommend to anyone to drive far on the donut. What I would recommend to others might be more conservative than what I might do though. Also most people probably only have 30psi left in their donuts if they have had it long.

    The Colt thing sounds outrageously fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    I used tirerack - ordered a single replacement through them and they shaved it.



    I would have agreed until I saw that thread. IIRC three people who had open flames from their rear end on a donut. It is probably something random, and a small sample still, but it gives me pause to recommend to anyone to drive far on the donut. What I would recommend to others might be more conservative than what I might do though. Also most people probably only have 30psi left in their donuts if they have had it long.

    The Colt thing sounds outrageously fun.
    You have no idea how many crispy cars I've processed from differentials going bad that weren't WRX's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    You have no idea how many crispy cars I've processed from differentials going bad that weren't WRX's.
    And I never got to ride in the Colt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    TR's boy should grow up to produce a TV series.

    "SH** My Dad Did to Cars"
    lol.

    You'd be surprised how much water you can pour into a crankcase and the engine will still run.

    You'd be surprised how much sand you can dump into the crankcase and the engine will still run.

    Running a gas engine on diesel is fun, but only for a short time.

    Running a diesel on gas is fun and LOUD, but only for a short time.

    Pumping compressed air into a Civic engine while running will eventually burn a hole in the piston from the lean mixture.

    Flipping a differential over in a RWD car will allow you to drive really fast in reverse. Just make sure you plug the vent tube.

    You have no idea how much **** I've experimented with over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    lol.

    You'd be surprised how much water you can pour into a crankcase and the engine will still run.

    You'd be surprised how much sand you can dump into the crankcase and the engine will still run.

    Running a gas engine on diesel is fun, but only for a short time.

    Running a diesel on gas is fun and LOUD, but only for a short time.

    Pumping compressed air into a Civic engine while running will eventually burn a hole in the piston from the lean mixture.

    Flipping a differential over in a RWD car will allow you to drive really fast in reverse. Just make sure you plug the vent tube.

    You have no idea how much **** I've experimented with over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Lol...why?
    Why not?

    I'm in a position to run such experiments without negative financial repercussions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post

    You'd be surprised how much water you can pour into a crankcase and the engine will still run.
    Jimmy wasn't surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Jimmy wasn't surprised.
    Zing!

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