: Do you think I need new tires?



UnsafeAtAnySpd
06-23-10, 01:15 AM
So here's how they look:
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/UnsafeAtAnySpd/fa9dea9a.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/UnsafeAtAnySpd/6befb692.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/UnsafeAtAnySpd/7a0f261f.jpg

I got almost a year out of them. Was really happy with them especially for the closeout price of $400 shipped for all 4. :stirpot:

I really need to figure out how to get the last wheel off of my parts car (chromed stockers). The lock stripped and I've tried a lot and not been able to get it off. I plan to rock those daily then, throw these tires on the curbed stockers:
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/UnsafeAtAnySpd/e53362fb.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg149/UnsafeAtAnySpd/f6d0254f.jpg

I tried to get them mounted tonight but neither Sears not Wal-Mart would do it because they're too 'low profile.' Apparently Sears has a policy of not doing anything less than a 45 profile tire regardless of width and actual sidewall height. Stupid. These are 265/35/18s.

wcryan
06-23-10, 01:38 AM
Good to see you answered your own question........ :highfive:

cvettr/cts-v
06-23-10, 11:04 AM
take a socket that is barely too large for the locking lug and hammer it on and remove the lug. you loose a socket but get the wheel off.

shadybx7
06-23-10, 12:04 PM
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i did this on my old car,works like a charm...
do that then clamp the frozen lug in the vice with a slight space so you can shove a prybar in and pop off the socket.

tweeter81
06-23-10, 12:07 PM
Damn, brother...you really trashed those tires. Do yourself a favor and spend the $100 and get a 4-wheel alignment, set to the aggressive street specs in the FAQ. -2.2 of camber should be perfect for you. It won't eat up the inside edge of the tire, but will provide a much crisper handling feel and turn-in response than the stock settings.

I think you are really going to like those 265s. Keep us updated as to how they work for you once you get them mounted. We want to know if you have any rubbing (probably not at stock ride height) issues, and how they work under track conditions.

toastmn
06-23-10, 12:09 PM
Most tire shop have a tool to remove those.


Never saw this one before, but its worth a shot.. (http://www.amazon.com/EMERG-LUG-REMOVER-SCKT-SET-1/dp/B000FTN3KK/ref=pd_sim_auto_1)

I have also welded a nut to the end, but that was before I knew about Pyrolosis. (Long video, but worth the knowledge) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBUVzgCHHuA&feature=player_embedded#)

Junior1
06-23-10, 12:22 PM
My runflats look only a little better than those...good thing UPS showed up with 4 brand new PS2's yesterday just in time for V Day...

JimmyH
06-23-10, 12:49 PM
That looks like trying to get 100 shaves out of a disposable razor.

814V
06-23-10, 07:45 PM
V. Eat. Tire. Yummy.

UnsafeAtAnySpd
06-23-10, 10:45 PM
Good to see you answered your own question........ :highfive:

Indeed. :thumbsup:


take a socket that is barely too large for the locking lug and hammer it on and remove the lug. you loose a socket but get the wheel off.


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i did this on my old car,works like a charm...
do that then clamp the frozen lug in the vice with a slight space so you can shove a prybar in and pop off the socket.

I've tried that with like three different sockets. After I managed to hammer them on, eventually the splines? in the sockets would just give way and it would eventually spin on the lock. :want:


Damn, brother...you really trashed those tires. Do yourself a favor and spend the $100 and get a 4-wheel alignment, set to the aggressive street specs in the FAQ. -2.2 of camber should be perfect for you. It won't eat up the inside edge of the tire, but will provide a much crisper handling feel and turn-in response than the stock settings.

I think you are really going to like those 265s. Keep us updated as to how they work for you once you get them mounted. We want to know if you have any rubbing (probably not at stock ride height) issues, and how they work under track conditions.

Yeah, I think I might go get an alignment soon to those specs. As for the 265s, I think the overall shorter tire should keep me away from any rubbing issues, especially at stock height (hopefully I can remedy that last part soon enough).


Most tire shop have a tool to remove those. (http://www.amazon.com/Locking-Lugnut-Twist-Socket-Removal/dp/B000I182FG/ref=pd_sim_auto_1)


Never saw this one before, but its worth a shot.. (http://www.amazon.com/EMERG-LUG-REMOVER-SCKT-SET-1/dp/B000FTN3KK/ref=pd_sim_auto_1)

I have also welded a nut to the end, but that was before I knew about Pyrolosis. (Long video, but worth the knowledge) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBUVzgCHHuA&feature=player_embedded#)

I tried a couple of those and they ended up not working either. I don't know why this thing is such a bitch to get off. I'm thinking I'll need to just get some hardcore drill bits and go through the lock and wheel stud since I don't need either anymore. Sucks I can't just take it somewhere. I would pay to get this thing off.



That looks like trying to get 100 shaves out of a disposable razor.

Lol. I like that analogy.


V. Eat. Tire. Yummy.

I think these lasted almost 7-8k miles... :stirpot:

PISNUOFF
06-24-10, 08:08 AM
Did you install all 4 at the same time? I go through about 3-4 sets of rears to every set of fronts. It must be that I keep getting defective 275's for the rear.

UnsafeAtAnySpd
06-24-10, 02:00 PM
Defective or right foot control issues? :D

Yeah I put them all on at the same time but have rotated front to back a few times since they're all the same size.

kevm14
06-24-10, 02:32 PM
Hypothetically, if one was to drive without spinning the rear wheels, what kind of tire life can be expected of a good quality summer tire like an RE760?

Is is the -1.5 of camber plus some toe that does it or just tire spin?

PISNUOFF
06-24-10, 02:47 PM
Defective or right foot control issues? :D

Yeah I put them all on at the same time but have rotated front to back a few times since they're all the same size.

I definitely have control issues. :) I'd like to be able to rotate but the 275's spin while rolling on the throttle in 2nd, 245's are just rediculous for wheel spin.

CadzillaTN
06-24-10, 10:42 PM
I really need to figure out how to get the last wheel off of my parts car (chromed stockers). The lock stripped and I've tried a lot and not been able to get it off.

home depot sells black sockets that are designed to hammer on and twist/remove things like this

how many miles on those tires? 1 year can range from 50 queen to 50000 business..

UnsafeAtAnySpd
06-25-10, 01:45 AM
Hypothetically, if one was to drive without spinning the rear wheels, what kind of tire life can be expected of a good quality summer tire like an RE760?

Is is the -1.5 of camber plus some toe that does it or just tire spin?

As far as I know, this car has stock alignment settings. The front tires have actually taken a lot of the beating, so I'm not really sure on your question.


I definitely have control issues. :) I'd like to be able to rotate but the 275's spin while rolling on the throttle in 2nd, 245's are just rediculous for wheel spin.

I HATE being stuck in this damn state at 6000 ft. When I moved here from Cali, I felt like I was driving a 1990 Honda Accord.


home depot sells black sockets that are designed to hammer on and twist/remove things like this

how many miles on those tires? 1 year can range from 50 queen to 50000 business..

I picked up one of those black socket things from Harbor Freight and it didn't work.

As for the amount of miles, I was trying to do the math and I think tops 8000 miles on these tires. I put them on in August. Didn't drive the car at all from November until March because of the damn hole in my header. Not sure exactly though.