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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-21-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Are all four tires the same size? Looking for...

Are all four tires the same size? Looking for all-season run flat tires?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
This is a sidewall bubble. The vast majority of...

This is a sidewall bubble. The vast majority of these are caused by some type of road hazard damage.

See more : http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/make-driving-fun/what-is-the-bubble-on-my-tire-
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Most store them lying flat on their sidewalls. ...

Most store them lying flat on their sidewalls. Four loose tires won't weigh enough for weight distribution to be an issue.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-07-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The primary reasons one would choose an all...

The primary reasons one would choose an all season tire in this case would be for longer tread wear (roughly double that of a summer tire) and a softer ride.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If they have, as you said, been kept out of...

If they have, as you said, been kept out of direct sunlight and large temperature swings, I would have very little concern for the safety of the tires.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-27-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Even the non cryo treated versions are worth...

Even the non cryo treated versions are worth using. Not quite as durable but in our experience certainly better than OE rotors.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-26-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If these are the cryo treated stoptech rotors, I...

If these are the cryo treated stoptech rotors, I would definitely try them. We have had outstanding experience and feedback with these, regardless of which country's foundry produced them.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The new tires should be within 4/32nds of an inch...

The new tires should be within 4/32nds of an inch of tread depth and all tires should be the same brand and model of tire.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Tire shaving machines are not cheap, and it can...

Tire shaving machines are not cheap, and it can take hundreds of hours of experience for a tech to become good at shaving street tires with consistent results.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
As long as the tires have not been driven on in a...

As long as the tires have not been driven on in a low pressure state, there is no technical reason why they cannot be repaired. If you cannot find a shop willing to do that, you can purchase a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-17-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The Bridgestone Driveguard would have the best...

The Bridgestone Driveguard would have the best ride, wet and snow traction amongst those and likely the longest wear as well. The Pzero Nero RFT is not an all-season tire but would have outstanding...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Agreed. I'll be waiting at least another...

Agreed.

I'll be waiting at least another couple of weeks here in Northern Indiana.

It is better to drive your winter tires on a few warm days than to risk driving your summer tires on a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
20" is a pretty noticeable difference in ride...

20" is a pretty noticeable difference in ride compared to 19" on the 3 series due to extremely low profile tires that have to be used in 20" in order to fit without rubbing. Most feel that 19" is...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-02-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
This depends on the model of tire, it is not a...

This depends on the model of tire, it is not a matter of whether or not the tire is a run flat.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Unfortunately we are unable to source BMW...

Unfortunately we are unable to source BMW original wheels, sorry.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Wider 19" setups that shouldn't need fender lip...

Wider 19" setups that shouldn't need fender lip rolling or changes to camber would include 235/35R19 front and 265/30R19 rear. Some have gotten away with 245/35R19 and 275/30R19 but a few have...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-23-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
The largest tires on what size of wheels?

The largest tires on what size of wheels?
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-13-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
+1

+1
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
It is not directional, but is asymmetric. It can...

It is not directional, but is asymmetric. It can be mounted on either side of the vehicle. There are many tires like this and this is not unusual at all. Each rib would need to have channels going...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-03-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
+1

+1
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
While the actual traction difference in having...

While the actual traction difference in having tires that are about one inch more narrow is not dramatic, it is noticeable. Also, as kyfdx mentioned, in some cases it can be tricky finding winter...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
None are "really needed", but you may want to...

None are "really needed", but you may want to consider replacing worn mounts and boots while you have the suspension torn apart. Those parts are not included in the Koni/H&R kits.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
Yes, more narrow tires perform better in loose...

Yes, more narrow tires perform better in loose snow and slush.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
If your rear wheels are 18X8.5, you can indeed...

If your rear wheels are 18X8.5, you can indeed use 225/40R18 with no problem.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-29-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Gary@Tirerack
+1 It is best to start a new thread when...

+1

It is best to start a new thread when changing the subject.
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