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Strategy for 1 bad tire

In my opinion, it is cheap insurance to run good tires. The
cost seems to be less than the insurance deductable. I will pull 
tires off that my have some life left but I don't want to
find out the hard way that they didn't. There are lots of 
ways to go, conservative works for me. It is one variable 
that I can control. The others like road hazards and
crazy drivers are out of my control. For what it is worth...

Bruce Romero   '90 V8

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>From quattro-owner@coimbra.ans.net Tue Jul 18 14:40 PDT 1995
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 16:41:39 -0400
From: Lynn Smith <lynn@dvcorp.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject: Strategy for 1 bad tire
Sender: quattro-owner@coimbra.ans.net
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I have a bit of a dilemma.  Due to ignored bad front strut and alignment,
I've got 1 unusable tire.  The other 3 have good tread (less than 20K
miles) and no signs of uneven wear.  Seems like my options are:
    1. Buy 4 new tires (then I can upgrade to different tires, but $$$)
    2. Buy 1 new same type replacement tire (but won't uneven side to side 
                                             tread wear cause probs?)
    3. Buy 2 new replacement tires (these should be same type for front/back
                                    tread compatibility on a quattro?)
    4. Find a used same type tire with comparable wear (how can I find
                                                        such a thing?)
    5. Put on a same size similar tread used tire (cheapest solution, but
                                             doesn't seem like a good idea)

Anyone care to venture an opinion on which of the above (or other) I
should pursue?

Lynn Smith - '84 4000q

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