need one Firestone Wilderness P225/60R16 tire

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jade, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Jade

    Jade Guest

    Hi all,

    I know this is a rather strange request...

    I recently cut the side wall of one of my OEM Subaru Outback tires, a
    Firestone Wilderness P225/60R16. I know these are not the best tires
    as far as handling and noise go, but they're on there and they've
    still got a fair amount of life on them. I've had them on the 2001
    Outback since I bought the car - it's got about 40,000. My question
    is... does anyone happen to have an extra Firestone Wilderness
    P225/60R16 I with life left I could purchase? I'd really like to
    avoid buying four new tires if at all possible.

    thanks!
     
    Jade, Jun 11, 2004
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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    [posted and mailed]

    (Jade) wrote in
    You will likely need to get 4 tires as a new tire will be larger than your
    existing tires and can damage the drive train. More info here:

    http://www.subaru.com/owners/care/carcaretips/middle.jsp?pageID=tire
     
    Fuzzy Logic, Jun 11, 2004
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  3. You may be able to find a shop that can 'shave' your new tire down to
    match the circumference of the older tires.

    Carl
    1 Lucky Texan


     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jun 12, 2004
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    Roger Mill Guest

    Yikes... a better question would be what would be the impact to my all wheel
    drive system if I cannot find a tire that tread and wear levels close to
    what I have. You may find the cost of buying four tires is cheap compared
    to the damage you could do to the viscous-coupling locking center
    differential or variable transfer clutch. Having one tire very different
    also increases risk as the all wheel drive system cannot perform as
    effectively.

    I was in a friends Subaru a few years back going over 4th of July pass. We
    had it in 4 WD when the car rear end slid around and we went into a spin.
    We hit a cement wall at 40 mph head on. The reason... he decided to only
    replace two of the four wheels. Since the accident I have been told by a
    number of people, when it comes to AWD and 4 WD, replace all tires... your
    life is worth a couple hundred dollars!

     
    Roger Mill, Jun 12, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    Geeze, at 40K my Firestones were shot.

    Mike
    '01 OBW
     
    Mike, Jun 13, 2004
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    Nono_baddog Guest


    Hi I have 4 of those tires if you like?
    Just put on 4 brand new treaple tread goodyears....
    Where do you live?





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    Nono_baddog, Jul 15, 2004
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