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    Tire question...

    So I learned the hard way on my 05 that the differentials are very touchy with tire replacements. I put on my winter wheel/tire set when I hit 1200 miles on the stock Dunlop SP Sport 01. I had a nail blow the tire twice (once repaired once hit the sidewall and needs to be replaced). Would 1200 miles of normal driving effect the differentials at all when I buy a replacement tires? There appears to not be any wear but I know it only takes 2/32s to screw things up. I don't have anything to measure the tire tread so any input would be great.
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    Find something to measure the tread. The diffs care about tread depth Δ, not my opinions. A depth gauge thingy is something you can pick up at a parts store. Also consider shaving the new tire if necessary and feasible.
    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929
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