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Old 04-27-13, 12:45 AM   #1
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So I'm having some problems with my front tires and need some advice.
My front set up is 20x9x35 and running 225/3020 for tires but for some reason my fronts keep leaking air. I've remounted them 4 times now at a pretty reputable shop but also had to replace both side with new tires 3 times now because of tire damage from bad roads.
Can anyone tell me what tire size I should go with for safety and also still looks good? I'm currently lowered on coils and have tried 235/35/20 but that turned out way to big and rubs apparently. Using hankooks v12 now but gonna get rid of them for falkens.
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Old 04-27-13, 05:29 AM   #2
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Maybe your wheels has a leak, maybe there defective. Have you tried to look for the leak with soapy water. If I were you I would take the tire off fill it up with the proper air pressure, then spray the soapy solution around the tire bead and look for bubbles.
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Had the same problem last year (same tires). You just have to get the installer to bead seal it..they should have known that
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Maybe your wheels has a leak, maybe there defective. Have you tried to look for the leak with soapy water. If I were you I would take the tire off fill it up with the proper air pressure, then spray the soapy solution around the tire bead and look for bubbles.
Yea I tried the soap solution last season and found one of the wheels leaking. Sent it out for repair and back to normal. After a month or so both side started to leak air from the tires again....


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Had the same problem last year (same tires). You just have to get the installer to bead seal it..they should have known that
I took it to simplytires, you probably heard of them (pretty reputable). They remounted them so much times but same problems keep appearing. Its time for me to find a new person to install, any chance you know one that does good work?
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Old 04-27-13, 07:11 AM   #5
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bead seal would've fixed that..i had that issue on mine on one tire...and fixed instaly...that's the only descent stretch for that tire..as you said 235 would rub and 215 is ultra stretch...
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Yea I tried the soap solution last season and found one of the wheels leaking. Sent it out for repair and back to normal. After a month or so both side started to leak air from the tires again....




I took it to simplytires, you probably heard of them (pretty reputable). They remounted them so much times but same problems keep appearing. Its time for me to find a new person to install, any chance you know one that does good work?
Kal Tires in Vaughan
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simplytire is useless..
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That the best tire size for our cars. I'm on Hancooks Ventus V12's. 225/30/20 up front. Anything bigger and you'll rub.
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I'm running a 215/35/19 on an 8.5" wheel up front so it's mildy stretched and the front I've had remounted/bead sealant applied a few different times and the one is still leaking. I believe my guy who installed them may have slightly nicked the bead causing the leak when getting the tire onto the wheel.
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simplytire is useless..
Haha! Steve so mad!
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rubbin on 225-35-20 F hankooks too lol. not even dropped . smh. fender mod time!!!
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I have the same problem. With the 225/35 scraped. Just got 225/30's put on over the weekend and they went flat/popped the bead this morning....

Will make sure they bead seal it this time.
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Old 04-28-13, 09:56 PM   #13
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Just ordered a pair of 235/30 falkens instead and give that a try. No more hankooks or stretch for now, been nothing but problems and headaches. Can't even drive to the casino without the fear of popping lol.
If that doesn't work will a camber kit help reduce the rub? Already got one for the rear coming this week. Can't wait
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Old 04-29-13, 03:27 AM   #14
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Have u checked the rim? I had the same problem a while back, changed the tire and still kept going flat, ended up finding a tiny crack inside of my wheel!
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