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Old 10-23-2009, 01:35 PM
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Help With Tires

Hello:

I have an unusual problem you could say.

I am running Hancook 235 55 R17 HR4 tires for high performance cars, grip, control and precision is amazing. And ride I think is better than stock tires as well as all other things I just said.
However in a very rainy day and a mildly flooded street a manhole cover was off and banged the tire and blew it.
So the problem lies here, the only Hancook distributor here in Panama is out of stock on this size. The will be coming in about two more weeks (3 or more in Panamanian calendar, lol). And I have been riding for 2 weeks on the space saver spare.

The only solution I have would to change all to a different brand (at least 800$ and my tires have less than 7000 miles), wait it out or, purchase used tires for the time being.

The closest used tire I have found are 225 45 r17. Would I have any problems with these? of course no high speed driving or cornering. My question lies that I have seen other cars whose ABS computer gets thrown off.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:39 PM
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Yes, with a different size tire the ABS and xDrive computer will be thrown off and the car might go into limp mode.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:41 PM
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You might be able to get away with it temporarily if you shut off the DSC every time you started the car?
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:41 PM
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That was my guess. Even such a small difference 55 and 45 profile? maybe if I inflate the other tires a little less, so final diameter would be about equal?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:19 AM
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What about one used tire (235/55/17) for the two weeks it takes a dealer to get a new Hankook (which I really like by the way on my wife's Audi)? As long as it is the same size I have to think it would be better than running the space saver all that time, or fooling around with a different size tire IMHO.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:06 AM
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Order and wait for the Hankook.
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