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got about 2K miles on the car when low tire pressure light came on... found a nail in one of the tires.

no tire shop would repair it because it's right at the edge to the sidewall.. so my only option is to replace 1 original advan or get 4 new tires and try to sell the other 3 advans.

realistically, how easy would it be to sell these OEM tires?
 

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I would get all 4 new tires.
 

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Measure the tread depth. You can ask the shop or go to a Kragen and get a tread depth measuring device for a few bucks. Once you know the average depth, you can order 1 new tire from tire rack and ask them to shave it down to that depth in the notes of your order. I think it's like $14 extra or something.
 

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is there any specific reason that this is better?
AWD require all tires to be very close in depth size to prevent damage to the drivetrain.
 

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when i had a nail close to the sidewall on my civic i just used a blackjack plug repair on it and drove it till it was time to replace all 4 tires......then again it was a civic and not the evo. If you go this route though, keep a close eye on the tire pressure to make sure it doesn't leak. its meant as a temporary repair after all.
 

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Measure the tread depth. You can ask the shop or go to a Kragen and get a tread depth measuring device for a few bucks. Once you know the average depth, you can order 1 new tire from tire rack and ask them to shave it down to that depth in the notes of your order. I think it's like $14 extra or something.

Do this.
 

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Shaving one new tire is the Dumbest thing I have heard in a while... Wow the stuff you guys come up with sometimes. Idiots.....
 

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Shaving one new tire is the Dumbest thing I have heard in a while... Wow the stuff you guys come up with sometimes. Idiots.....
Newb we don't come up with it. Tire rack does. Tard!
 

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Newb ???? I join in 2010 and you join in 2011 and I'm a Newb. You should get your post count up...
 

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If you cant afford a set of new tires right now, just buy one shaved. I see nothing wrong with it. Especially if your tires now have alot of thread left. If your tires are pretty much bald, yes, buy a new set of tires, even if they are regular all season tires..
 

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If you cant afford a set of new tires right now, just buy one shaved. I see nothing wrong with it. Especially if your tires now have alot of thread left. If your tires are pretty much bald, yes, buy a new set of tires, even if they are regular all season tires..
thanks all for the advice.

in the end I decided to buy 4 michelin pss (1K total..ouch). wish me luck selling the 3 advans
 
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