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    Local places that will shave tires?

    Hey all, does anyone know any places in NJ that will shave tires? What do you guys who use your car as your daily driver do if you get a flat? I don't want to have to wait for tirerack.com to have to ship out a new tire shaved. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorocker View Post
    Hey all, does anyone know any places in NJ that will shave tires? What do you guys who use your car as your daily driver do if you get a flat? I don't want to have to wait for tirerack.com to have to ship out a new tire shaved. Thanks
    Isn't tire rack in New Jersey? I'm in Pa and whenever I order tires they'll get here in a day or two.

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    what the hell is a shaved tire???
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    In this thread, shaving a tire = removing tread from a new tire to make it the same size as the other tires.

    Edit : Tires installed on Subaru's must be within 2/32's of each other at all four corners. If they are not equal then there can be problems with gear bits (trans, rear/center diff)
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    i would have to disagree with that. 2/32 as in 1/16 of an inch? Thats very small. Your car will have no problems running tires that are a bit more than 1/16 of an inch different. Especially if say, you have two tires at size x on the front axel, and 2 at size (x+1/8") on the rear.

    If subaru's truly had to run tires with that strict of tolerances, then you would see many more subarus in the junkyard or repair shops. There has to be allowances made for change in rolling diameter due to uneven wear and varying tire pressure.

    I would say if you lined two tires up next to each other, to safely run them on the same axle, you should have at most 1/8" difference, or on different axles, no more than 1/4".

    Keep in mind any difference in the size of the tire will affect the car greater at high speeds. So going and topping your car out with slightly different tires could potentially do harm to your car, but for everyday driving under 75mph you'll be fine as long as you stick to the above guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.0Rs View Post
    Isn't tire rack in New Jersey? I'm in Pa and whenever I order tires they'll get here in a day or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    In this thread, shaving a tire = removing tread from a new tire to make it the same size as the other tires.

    Edit : Tires installed on Subaru's must be within 2/32's of each other at all four corners. If they are not equal then there can be problems with gear bits (trans, rear/center diff)
    Ahh makes sense now...

    I am familiar with tire wear and how Subaru's are very picky on it because of the diffs. and AWD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmm06 View Post
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    Their website actually says South Bend Indiana as HQ with distribution centers in Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnapshot View Post
    i would have to disagree with that. 2/32 as in 1/16 of an inch? Thats very small. Your car will have no problems running tires that are a bit more than 1/16 of an inch different. Especially if say, you have two tires at size x on the front axel, and 2 at size (x+1/8") on the rear.
    2/32's is what it says in the manual. It also says to rotate the tires (front to back) every 5000 miles to keep tread wear even.
    When referring to tread depth it's always referred as x/32. I don't know why, that's just what I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorocker View Post
    Their website actually says South Bend Indiana as HQ with distribution centers in Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada.
    http://www.tirerack.com/about/whytirerack.jsp

    Our relationships with the major tire brands, the most prestigious wheel makers and other performance products companies ensure we’ll always have plenty of exceptionally priced, in-stock options available. We’ll be able to offer you products that are right for your vehicle, your driving style and the conditions in which you drive and won’t be limited to a certain brand or too few in-stock options. Most of our customers are within one to two business days of our Indiana, Nevada, Delaware, Louisiana, or Georgia distribution centers for timely delivery of your purchase, too!

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