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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Turbaru on January 16, 2018, 05:00:07 PM »
Just an FYI for everyone, TireRack shaves r-comps down to 6/32. I called once to ask if they could only shave down to 8/32. The response was, "Yes we can, but we need to reset the machine so it will cost $30 per tire instead of $15. So it can be done. Not sure about snow tires though.
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Meets / Re: 2018 IHOP - AYCE Pancakes!
« Last post by deadlydave on January 16, 2018, 08:15:33 AM »
I'm in, just can't do it this coming weekend (Jan 19th-21st).
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by deadlydave on January 16, 2018, 08:14:30 AM »
I haven't done it before.  NYS has this site for reporting, no idea on damage/reimbursement though.  https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/pothole-rpt

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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Outback_Jon on January 16, 2018, 02:02:27 AM »
Lol 3/32 makes much more sense than 3/1000
+1
4/32 is .125 inch, so that's somewhat more significant than .003 inch.
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Kavik on January 15, 2018, 01:24:41 PM »
Lol 3/32 makes much more sense than 3/1000

Awesome deal though, congrats on the find!
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by WRXer on January 15, 2018, 11:14:57 AM »
 So lucky me the tire is discontinued. But on the other side of the coin went on eBay found one tire for sale used. Only has 6/32 left on it. Guess how many are left on mine? 5/32! The whole thing will cost me 100 bucks mounted and balanced instead of 1400. I am Happy beyond words. This will get me through the The last winter that the tires actually had on them.  Oh and I said thousandths before And it should have been /32.
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Kavik on January 15, 2018, 09:43:44 AM »
Can't imagine why they wouldn't do winters
And the examples given in that link imply they will do any amount in 1/32" increments
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by WRXer on January 15, 2018, 07:07:24 AM »
I know tire rack shaves tires but would they do winters and that small of an amount? That would be my answer right there if I could make it work for matching purposes. I know thatís not why they shave tires.. making some calls today to find out my options. If I only have to spend 300 I will do a little dance.
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Kavik on January 15, 2018, 01:37:26 AM »
Here's tirerack's take on it: https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=18

Snippets of interest:
-the cost of our street tire shaving service will range from $25 to $35 for each tire
-Audi: As published in their vehicle owner's manual, "rolling radius of all 4 tires must remain the same" or within 4/32-inch of each other in remaining tread depth
-Subaru: Within 1/4-inch of tire circumference or about 2/32-inch of each other in remaining tread depth.

Of course, I'd verify that with your manual or a dealer, but it's a place to start  :mrgreen:
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The Lounge / Re: Flat tire questions
« Last post by Outback_Jon on January 15, 2018, 01:14:36 AM »
I am going to bring blown tire to measure the tread. After a second look with a calm mind this morning, the tire looks much closer to new than I originally thought. I may be within the threshold of tread difference. I think its said to be about 3/1000? Everything I am reading says the quatro takes signals from the rotation of the tires blah blah blah need four tires. I would be very happy to just purchase one.
Any adaptable AWD setup takes signals from the rotation of the tires.  Usually using the ABS ring.  The question is how good is the resolution of the readings. 

Realistically, 3/1000 is so small (even if it was 3/100, that's only 0.03") that a slightly different PSI from one tire to the next would affect the AWD.  And unless you're spending really incredible amounts of money on tire gauges and checking the pressure every couple of miles, it's unrealistic to think that the number would be that small.

I'd bet if you had a micrometer large enough to go the diameter of the tire, you'd be surprised how much they vary in diameter, even measuring four new tires. 

I have a feeling (though I could be wrong) that the claims that the AWD is that sensitive are a combination of Audi marketing and Audi owners justifying spending as much as they do on their cars.   :-D

You could always buy one tire and shave it down. 
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