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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Tire replacement in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I have a nail in one of my front tires. It isn't leaking air yet, but I am taking it ...
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    Tire replacement

    I have a nail in one of my front tires. It isn't leaking air yet, but I am taking it to the dealer for inspection, repair, or replacement. My question is, if it turns out not to be repairable and needs to be replaced, do I need to replace both front tires? I have 6,500 miles on the car and these are the original tires.

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    Re: Tire replacement

    It's always good practice too replace both but depends on your driving habits and how much you care. I'm not going to say "you'll die if you don't" because the reality is I have done it numerous times (not in the v) and hasn't really hindered me.

    That being said when I tracked cars / road raced, no fixed tires or mis-matched sets.

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    If its got less than about 20-25% wear, I'd replace the one and not worry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    If its got less than about 20-25% wear, I'd replace the one and not worry...
    At my current mileage I think I am about at 25% wear. I will just tell dealer to replace it. I am going there instead of a regular tire shop because I believe they will have the correct TPC spec tire for me and they aren't that far off on cost.

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    Re: Tire replacement

    When you are done, I would like to know what tire, what size, & what the cost out the door i was please?

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    Re: Tire replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by RGaret View Post
    At my current mileage I think I am about at 25% wear. I will just tell dealer to replace it. I am going there instead of a regular tire shop because I believe they will have the correct TPC spec tire for me and they aren't that far off on cost.
    Hello RGaret,

    Good luck with replacing your tire. I am sure thebigjimsho is right about not worrying about the other tire. However, since you will be at the dealership anyways, it is always a good thing to discuss any vehicle concerns or questions. Let us know how it goes!

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    At this point, pray it's reparable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed
    At this point, pray it's reparable.
    I dodged a bullet on this one. It wasn't a nail but a really small screw. Didn't penetrate the tread. Dealer removed it for free and water tested it. No leaks. Best of all, they didn't charge me for their time. Sarant Cadillac Farmingdale, NY.

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    Egg-cellent!

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    Black Jack tire repair kit. Buy one and never worry about nails again. I've tracked tires I've plugged myself and they hold up beautifully since the plugs self vulcanize. I bought a scissor jack to keep in the car and now I'm pretty much puncture proof. Forget buying new tires unless they have a slash in them.

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    Re: Tire replacement

    I've used the cheapo "temporary" plugs from the auto store...but only in the winter tires. Summer and/or track tires would be a different story. So far I've had 3 nails in the V, and all were in my left rear winter tire which also happens to be a run-flat. So I'm not worried about it failing.

    I've used the same plug kit on my wife's BMW 3 times. All tires survived until they wore out.

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    Re: Tire replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by pmsteinm View Post
    I've used the cheapo "temporary" plugs from the auto store...but only in the winter tires. Summer and/or track tires would be a different story. So far I've had 3 nails in the V, and all were in my left rear winter tire which also happens to be a run-flat. So I'm not worried about it failing.

    I've used the same plug kit on my wife's BMW 3 times. All tires survived until they wore out.
    I don't mess around with tires, winter or summer. When I attended the Cadillac event at Monticello two years ago, before I got the V, there was a lecture given by a rep from Michelin. He said these tires are repairable as long as:
    1. Nail is not in or too close to the sidewall
    2. Tire is removed from the rim and inspected from the inside
    3. Patched, not plugged

    I can spend $50 to save a $450 tire when done properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGaret

    I can spend $50 to save a $450 tire when done properly.
    Exactly.

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    I've had a patch fail. I've never had a plug fail.

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    My tire guy says patch&plug speed rated

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