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Old 01-25-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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My 2008 Mustang came with P235/55 zr Pirelli tires. While the tread is far from worn out (have less than 25,000 miles on the car and tires), the sidewalls are cracking around the tread area and close to the rim. I have been thinking of having the tires replaced at Walmart. Reason being, when traveling anywhere there is always a walmart around if you have a flat and they will fix it for free. If there are any better ideas I would like to know.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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The Michelin Defenders have a 90,000 mile warranty and some of the best traction around.

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You have to also think a walmsrt mechanic that knows nothing will be touching your car lol. Most places fix a flat for 5-10. I my self buy my tires through ebay if I can find my brand its slot cheaper...if not I go to the local goodyear

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Well.....and the guy working at the Goodyear store is an expert? Besides it's tires! Not like getting a transmission overhaul. Don't know how it is in your area but here most of the guys at the wally world have had extensive auto repair experience. They just wanted to slow down from the hectic general repair nightmare. Not to be defensive of Walmart but the price is right, repairs (if needed) are free along with balancing and rotation every 7500 miles is covered. Not trying to be argumentative just saying. BTW, thanks for the reply.
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That is true lol, small town here and about anyone but myself can be trusted to work on my car lol
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Sounds like the tires may be dry rotting to me. If you haven't replaced your tires yet, I would call Pirelli directly and see if your tires fall under warranty or if they can at least help you with some good will credit towards a new set of tires and see if they have a dealer that you would want to go through in your area. I looked up Pirelli's website and got this number off of it: 1-800-747-3554. I don't know if you can reach someone in the warranty department there, but it would be a good place to start. Best of luck.
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Check you tires to see how old they are. All tires have a four digit date code stamped on them. For example, 4510 means that the tires were manufactured the 45th week of 2010. It might be after a series of numbers that start with DOT. Just look around and you should eventually find it. I've heard that manufacturers don't even let new tires sit on the shelf for more than 7 or 8 years before disposing of them.

With that being said, my '79 T/A still has the Goodyear Eagle ST solid white letters I put on back in 1989. The tires look great, but the car just sits in the garage. I only put a couple hundred miles a year on it. They don't sit out in the sun and bake. I have had people tell me that you never know what the inside of the tires look like, but I just don't want to give up those ST tires since they haven't made them in years. When I do take the car out, it's just a 1/2 hour cruise around town.
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It was dry rot....I checked the warranty info but it did not cover that...guess I could have tried to schmooze the manufacturer but tires have been replaced now. Guess the Italians are off the hook.
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I have purchased so many performance tires. My favorites would be COOPER RS3 tires. Designed by ROUSH. They have the RS3 Zeon "A" and Zeon "C". I run the "A" set.
http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Perfo...EON-RS3-A.aspx
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Are you looking for an AS Tire?
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Check you tires to see how old they are. All tires have a four digit date code stamped on them. For example, 4510 means that the tires were manufactured the 45th week of 2010. It might be after a series of numbers that start with DOT. Just look around and you should eventually find it. I've heard that manufacturers don't even let new tires sit on the shelf for more than 7 or 8 years before disposing of them.

With that being said, my '79 T/A still has the Goodyear Eagle ST solid white letters I put on back in 1989. The tires look great, but the car just sits in the garage. I only put a couple hundred miles a year on it. They don't sit out in the sun and bake. I have had people tell me that you never know what the inside of the tires look like, but I just don't want to give up those ST tires since they haven't made them in years. When I do take the car out, it's just a 1/2 hour cruise around town.
Lol. Again Grabber, be very careful on those tires. I recently pulled my parents boat out of the garage that it's been sitting in and hasn't seen daylight for over 30 years, ALL of the tires on the trailer are dry rotted to the point where I wouldn't pull it around the block on those tires.
Why don't you find another set of rims and put some "modern" tires on them so that you can enjoy the car SAFELY...
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Lol. Again Grabber, be very careful on those tires. I recently pulled my parents boat out of the garage that it's been sitting in and hasn't seen daylight for over 30 years, ALL of the tires on the trailer are dry rotted to the point where I wouldn't pull it around the block on those tires.
Why don't you find another set of rims and put some "modern" tires on them so that you can enjoy the car SAFELY...
Safety > Money for new tires (or any other parts)
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Lol. Again Grabber, be very careful on those tires. I recently pulled my parents boat out of the garage that it's been sitting in and hasn't seen daylight for over 30 years, ALL of the tires on the trailer are dry rotted to the point where I wouldn't pull it around the block on those tires.

Why don't you find another set of rims and put some "modern" tires on them so that you can enjoy the car SAFELY...

What I should do is just put some BF Goodrich Radial T/As on since those are solid white letter and come in my size. And they would be T/As on a T/A.
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What I should do is just put some BF Goodrich Radial T/As on since those are solid white letter and come in my size. And they would be T/As on a T/A.
You were the ***** if you had T/A's on your car in the early eighties...
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Walmart in my area doesn't even have the proper tire machine to accommodate wider than factory rims. = cheap equipment. It is your car though.
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Good tires need a "Roadforce Balancer" to maximize life & performance.
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