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post Apr 9 2012, 07:19 PM
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I walked out to my car today to see a semi flat tire. So I drove home, checked the psi 12, air it up to roughly 42 and when I come back outside an hour later to leave for work it looks like this..
It was a Goodyear Eagle GT. Put on in February of 2012 and had about 1200 miles on it. 75% highway

(IMG:http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404070_361317390586017_100001232782516_1084100_727029696_n.jpg)
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post Apr 9 2012, 08:19 PM
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Although 42 seems a tad high it shouldn't do that (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) It'll give extra traction since it's wider now. Totally fine to put back on (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
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post Apr 9 2012, 08:26 PM
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The max is 50, so we always just put around 43 in it to be save. Not low and not at the max. I've never been told what a good psi was to have it at. To bad it was my rear tire that doesn't help with acceleration as much (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) . Probably the most messed up tire I have ever seen.

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post Apr 10 2012, 05:03 AM
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QUOTE (gplayer12 @ Apr 9 2012, 09:26 PM) *
The max is 50, so we always just put around 43 in it to be save. Not low and not at the max. I've never been told what a good psi was to have it at. To bad it was my rear tire that doesn't help with acceleration as much (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) . Probably the most messed up tire I have ever seen.

I thought you were putting slicks on when I first saw the pic (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) . At work we always put 32 psi into the tires, so 42 sounds quite high to me too.
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post Apr 10 2012, 07:10 AM
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Whether it has a max or not.... you never air it up close to that. Use the information that is on your door well, as it clearly states 32psi recommended... and it's what I use.

That's funny though... never seen a tire do that before.
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post Apr 10 2012, 07:16 AM
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Like WiseOracle mentioned, never read what the tire says, always go by the info in the door jam.
Is your car lowered? If so maybe the camber wore out that spot making it thin and with too much psi it expanded. Id definitely have a chat with wherever you bought the tire from.
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post Apr 10 2012, 07:22 AM
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I'm lowered on the pro-kit and the camber is at like -2.3 in the rear. I bought the car this way and have not had it re-aligned until I buy the new tires. The tire was warrantied from NTB, so it is their at the moment hopefully they replace it without a hassle. Like I stated earlier it was basically a brand new tire, won't be buying Goodyear thats forsure.
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post Apr 10 2012, 07:24 AM
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QUOTE (wiseoracle @ Apr 10 2012, 09:10 AM) *
Whether it has a max or not.... you never air it up close to that. Use the information that is on your door well, as it clearly states 32psi recommended... and it's what I use.

That's funny though... never seen a tire do that before.



QUOTE (Pearl01stratcpe @ Apr 10 2012, 09:16 AM) *
Like WiseOracle mentioned, never read what the tire says, always go by the info in the door jam.
Is your car lowered? If so maybe the camber wore out that spot making it thin and with too much psi it expanded. Id definitely have a chat with wherever you bought the tire from.


I always thought that the doorjam was for what stock tires were and didn't apply to aftermarket tires.
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post Apr 10 2012, 08:58 AM
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I run with 35 psi in the fronts and 30 psi in the rears.

My mom had those same tires on her car and they only lasted a few months. I've never had luck with goodyear.
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post Apr 13 2012, 09:48 AM
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I have been running Goodyear Eagle GTs on both my wifes car, my Lancer, and my previous Strat and never had any issues, especially like that.

BTW, check this out in regards to proper air pressure : http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/tec....jsp?techid=147

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post Apr 13 2012, 12:57 PM
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Kind of off topic, but your car looks really low to be using the Pro-kit.
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post Apr 13 2012, 01:04 PM
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QUOTE (Centurin @ Apr 13 2012, 02:57 PM) *
Kind of off topic, but your car looks really low to be using the Pro-kit.


As far as I know it is the pro kit. I was told that was what was used when I bought it. I also think the paperwork said it if I'm not mistaken.
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post Apr 13 2012, 03:30 PM
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Looking at that picture again, you are definitely rubbing on the inside of the tire......when I glanced at it earlier I thought it was on the outside edge of the wheel. This is the result of poor wheel/tire combo (wheel offset/width and tire height/width...........not the result of the lowering). I am betting that it was the passenger side rear tire right? For some reason my tire rubbed slightly in the same area. I ended up purchasing a set of 5mm wheel spacers.

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post Apr 14 2012, 10:14 AM
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QUOTE (DGJ04RT @ Apr 13 2012, 06:30 PM) *
Looking at that picture again, you are definitely rubbing on the inside of the tire......when I glanced at it earlier I thought it was on the outside edge of the wheel. This is the result of poor wheel/tire combo (wheel offset/width and tire height/width...........not the result of the lowering). I am betting that it was the passenger side rear tire right? For some reason my tire rubbed slightly in the same area. I ended up purchasing a set of 5mm wheel spacers.


I have a set of 5mm spacers that I still have and didn't need that I bought for my Grids in case I needed them if you want them.
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post Apr 14 2012, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE (StreetLegal? @ Apr 14 2012, 01:14 PM) *
I have a set of 5mm spacers that I still have and didn't need that I bought for my Grids in case I needed them if you want them.

How much are you wanting for them? The rims have like 1/4 of an inch from the control arm in the rear i think. I'm actually going to check out some rims on craigslist tomorrow. I think they will rub before the ones I have on the car now will.
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post Apr 14 2012, 05:18 PM
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The wheel or the tire is 1/4 inch from the control arm? If the wheel is only 1/4 then your tires are rubbing constantly as the tires stick out further than the wheels do. If its the tires then its going to rubbing when you turn as the tires roll. I thought that 1/4 was enough space for the tires but they still rubbed. Luckily I caught it and installed the spacers before they ended up like your wheels did. There is plenty of info on wheel offset/tire combo for our vehicles here:

http://www.club3g.com/forum/wheels-tires-b...ment-guide.html
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post Apr 14 2012, 05:49 PM
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I'm not sure what the control arm actually is to be honest, I was just assuming.
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post Apr 15 2012, 05:17 AM
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It may not be called the Control Arm but I am sure we are both talking about the same thing........its the curved bar that is sitting vertical when looking into the top of the wheelwell
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