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Old 07-06-14, 07:25 PM   #1
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Default Had to buy non matching rear tire and drive 200 miles home...

My RWD I350 is 2 weeks old. I got a low tire alert and found a large screw in my right rear tire, right on the tire shoulder (not pluggable). I was 200 miles from home, I have to work tomorrow. No Turanzas w/in 50 miles today. I had to put on a same size 255/35 19 but a Potenza to get home. What are my concerns on the rear diff?
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Old 07-06-14, 10:15 PM   #2
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You will be fine it doesn't matter it will matter if it's an subaru awd. Also it can be plugged I plugged my tires on another car right on the edge was fine for 3k miles then sold the wheels.
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Thanks Eshao.
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Old 07-07-14, 11:29 AM   #4
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Should have no issues with the off tire provided it is sized the same as the OE tire. As for plugging, you usually can plug a tire unless the issue is with the sidewall. Plugging can be a long or short term solution. But I would not be comfortable on a plugged tire. Especially at a high rate of speed.
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Old 07-07-14, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thank you moose66. Reassuring!
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