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Old 04-16-2018, 09:26 AM
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I run Hankoooks, not a bad tire, but not a great tire, either. Around $850 for a set out the door.

Mine last car was a limited, and this one is an SE, so now SRT power levels here; I've seen 33,000 miles out of a set (my first set, back when I drove the car like it was a Ford Ranger) and as little as 11,500 miles (last set on the Graphite - man, did I DRIVE that car.)

My tires wear pretty evenly, I run 33/34 pounds in them and have no aftermarket alignment parts installed. The cost of tires has been the biggest part of ownership over three Crossfires in nine years. Currently, my daily is a Ford Ranger - $404 for a set of tires out the door that now have 21,000 on them and I'd guess I have about 35000 more miles to go. The Crossfire as a daily driver can tax your checkbook a bit- but I do miss having the Graphite Roadster as a daily driver.


I run Hankooks as well. And get about the same service as you reported.


The Michelins on the Roadster were what they had Sunday morning in Nashville. Not a bad tire and will get 20K on the SRT. That's about $440 a year on a daily driver. So the SRT Roadster is parked in the garage.




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Old 04-16-2018, 11:02 AM
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Iíll get all seasons tires. .
same here, I only get all seasons, besides I set of rears I got where goodyear f1's, and they sucked, poor traction and lasted 7k miles.

I like the Yokohama avid on front (made in usa)
and my current michelin A/S ZP 285/35R19 on rear,
I got on clearance, and bought 2 extras
this tire con not be mounted of factory wheels, 2 wide, some 285's will fit but these are run flats and with the stif sidewalls will not seat properly on the narrower rims.

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Old 04-16-2018, 12:25 PM
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I'll take the tire in tomorrow and have them check for leaks. If it turns out to be the wheel then fine. I'll do what's necessary. The cheapest reconditioned rim I found is $180. Plus another $220 for a tire because I'm sure Discount well tell me the tire is ruined and I have to buy a new one.

If that is the case then in 2 years of Crossfire ownership I will have spent $1600 on tires. And I only drive around 10k per year. Easy highway miles. No track time. No crazy driving. I'm just not used to that kind of cost of ownership.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:57 PM
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If that is the case then in 2 years of Crossfire ownership I will have spent $1600 on tires. And I only drive around 10k per year. Easy highway miles. No track time. No crazy driving. I'm just not used to that kind of cost of ownership.
Might think about aftermarket tpms
I use external tpms (caps) and display on dash, tells pressure and temp of each tire.
about $70 in amazon
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:03 PM
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I took the tire off and found the crack on the rim. It was on the edge of the inside, right where you guys said it would be.

Does this aactually require replacement? Would a little silicone or something heavier (i.e. JB weld) on the outside work? If not, is there a fix that a tire place could do with the tire dismounted?

 
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:17 PM
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I took the tire off and found the crack on the rim. It was on the edge of the inside, right where you guys said it would be.

Does this aactually require replacement? Would a little silicone or something heavier (i.e. JB weld) on the outside work? If not, is there a fix that a tire place could do with the tire dismounted?


I personally would not use a J-weld for this.


However, there are usually local shops that can weld it, turn it smooth as new, and rebalance the wheel..
 
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I've found some more options for replacement. I can get a new aftermarket or a reconditioned factory wheel for about the same price, $130-150.

Which would you recommend?

Oh, and I called Discount Tire. As I suspected they won't touch it.
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:23 PM
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I had the same exact crack in one of my rims. If it is cracked, then it is bent, however so slightly you can't see it unless spun on a machine. My local guy charged me $80 to straighten and repair crack. All is well. James

 

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I don't know anyone around here that does that kind of work. Sounds pretty specialized. But I'll call around.
 
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Just a welding &or machine shop.

cut a small groove in the crack and mig or tig then grind down smooth and gtg.
 
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I wouldn't take it to just any old welding shop. I'd want someone who is experienced with this application.

I did find a shop here that specializes in aluminum wheel repair. They quoted me $150-175 for the repair, plus $15 for mounting and balancing. That seems a little steep to me, but it presents me with an interesting decision.

For around the same money, I can 1) fix this wheel, or 2) purchase a reconditioned factory wheel, or 3) purchase a new aftermarket wheel.

What would you do?
 

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Same problem , a pothole got me. Just replace it, your looking at the same money anyway you look at it.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:23 AM
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I have used Discount Tire 5 or 6 times over the years and it went bad every time. I use a place in Tempe called Wheel Specialists. They do wheels and tires only, mostly high end stuff, always work to find what I want. Their balances are always perfect, something DC could never get right. They are not cheap but you get what you pay for.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:50 PM
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A repaired wheel will still have all the road rash on it. Same price???? I'd go with new Aftermarket or a good used one.


Also, keep a watch here on the Forum. Full sets come up all the time when guys get home from the Madrus shop.
 
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