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You are correct - the weight of that plug is insufficient to cause any measurable disbalance and too soft (and too light) to cause any mechanical damage on the inside. I wouldn't worry about it.


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The tire died of old age. He gave his life for the safety of the vehicles driver. Snark aside: Judging from the cracks that tire must be long overdue. Your friend can consider himself lucky. Should the blowout happened during a fast drive the consequences would have been serious. But please, tell you friend to inspect the remaining tires and replace them if ...


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For the most part, it won't have any effect on it. The reason for this is steel belts which run the circumference of a radial tire (radial tires are found on almost all passenger vehicles ... bias ply may be used for specialized vehicles/needs, but really aren't too prevalent in day to day life). The steel belts help the tire roll, but they also provide a ...


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From: tire size calculator The diameter of the proposed tires is only 0.1" taller so changes to things like speedo, acceleration, fuel mileage will be minimal. I'd be most concerned about the 1.1" extra width and make sure that this will fit inside your wheel wells especially when turning.


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You can't get to where you're going from this chart. This chart ONLY tells you the tire pressures for the options given from the factory. The sizes you're seeing there are specific to the tire sizes, not the rim sizes. It shows the different tire options which could have come from the factory. So, yes, there was a 19" option from the factory, but that ...


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Can they be installed on your vehicle? Absolutely. I think without too much of an impact. The 265 tires themselves will be about an inch wider (3cm = ~1.19"). That's not a huge amount. Considering it will be split between the two sides of the tire, it means they'll only be about a 1/2" wider on each side. This shouldn't cause any issues with ...


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While 5/32 and even 4/32 does not require replacement, I think it was fair of the service person to suggest getting new ones. The tires are, as they say, on their last leg. If you have even wear across the width of each tire, then there's no real worries. When they get to 2/32's, that when the wear bars start showing. It's at that point you really need to ...


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Yes, you need to have the whole thing replaced. That appears to be a stem for a tire pressure sensor. In order to fix this, you'll have to have the tire broke down, then pull the sensor off the rim. Then disassemble the sensor and place the guts into a new shell. You could just put in a new sensor, but you'd then have to have it programmed into the tire ...


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Mounting tires from home is not something that can be done safely, for 2 reasons: Tires need to be stretched to get on and off the rim, there's a special tool to do this without damaging the tire. Once the tire is on the rim, you need to balance the wheel and tire. This involves adding lead weights in the proper place, and you need a machine to spin the ...


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According to this website, it could be either. It just depends on the application. Ultimately, bias tires are suitable for vehicles traveling at moderate speeds, with small to medium-sized engines and flexible chassis. They are also suited to heavy or heavily loaded motorcycles. Radial tires are needed for more powerful vehicles with very rigid chassis and ...


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The "P" designates a "passenger" tire. The 205 is the "general" width, expressed in millimeters. I say general because no two tire manufacturers are going to measure the tire width exactly the same. A single tire manufacturer may even measure width differently depending on the type of tire. There's no hard rule here, but the ...


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It’s bad for the tyre but won’t cause any other problems. Essentially the sidewall will be bent over and have all the weight on one spot, which is likely to cause delamination. Either pump the tyre up enough to get it more or less back in shape or change/remove the wheel.


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How does measured tire pressure vary with altitude? If I inflate a tire to the recommended cold pressure of 30 PSI in Yellowstone (elevation 8000 feet), then drive to Big Timber (elevation 4000 feet) and measure the pressure the next morning at 26 PSI, does this mean I have a slow leak, or is this due to the change in atmospheric pressure? The important ...


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It depends on where the damage to the tire is at whether you'd need to replace the tire. If it is on the side wall, tire places will not fix it. I'd assume (from your description) the damage is most likely in the tread area. You won't know until you get it looked at, though. Tread can most likely be fixed with a patch from the back side, unless the damage is ...


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I've used "rope plugs" as permanent repairs on somewhere over 100 tires over the years. Those tires have lived their lives without having an issue with the repair failing. There should not be an issue doing so now with yours. As for America's Tire, if that's their policy, then let them have their policy. They shouldn't get your money, at least not ...


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Typically, a larger wheel and lower aspect tire will be heavier than a small wheel and higher aspect tire. While not a scientific comparison, you can see on some higher trim level vehicles with larger wheels actually have reduced fuel economy vs base models. Per Car and Driver for the 2021 Accord Hybrid: [F]uel economy remains practically the same, with the ...


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OP here again... I managed to get a better look on the inside walls of the tyre, using a torch and a GoPro, with the video streaming to my phone to help me orient the camera. Sadly, I didn't see DOT printed anywhere, and I was about to give up. Finally though, I carefully compared the codes on the inside wall with those I'd noted for the outside, and ...


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Assuming this is in the US, since you mentioned DOT, however the 'Jazz' is called 'Fit' in the US. Anyway... Tires manufactured before 2000 had a 3-digit date code: the first 2 digits for the week of the year, the last for the year. For example, a tire manufactured in October 1993 would be marked (perhaps) '423' Since 2000, the date codes have a 2-digit ...


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Some vehicles' TPMS can be calibrated to acknowledge as "fully inflated" any pressure to which the driver has already inflated the tires. It's usually done through a "Settings" function on the car's instrument panel or infotainment screen. My 2019 VW Jetta does that. Check the car's owner's manual to see if this can be done; if it can, ...


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When you install new tires, go off of what the TIRE recommends vs what the CAR recommends. Because what the car says on your toyota is exactly what the tire says on the stock tires. So with the Nexan Roadians, on the sidewill it will say what the max PSI is they can hold. So what you should do is inflate them to 50-55 psi, where theyre recommended to be ...


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To me it looks more like it's not round anymore (taken a beating). In your case I don't think there's much of an option besides getting a new one installed. You could try to put a die on it of the right size and get the threads worked out ... you'd be in no worse shape. As an aside, while not optimal, if you're not leaking air, you don't really need to worry ...


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Here's a good tyre size guide from MobiTyre on tyre size & the meanings of various numbers and letters


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I think the best advice is just to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines. I have read that there’s a 2/32 tolerance between tread depths on all 4 tires, but once you’re outside of that there’s a risk to damaging the drivetrain. I’m sure there’s some jack-wagon out there who has taken the risk all because they felt a salesperson was just trying to “...


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It is possible for SOME . But a very bad idea for nearly everyone.


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Physically they should fit on the rim and tire without issue. The difference is going to be the rolling distance is a bit shorter for the new (to you) tires. 215 to 205 is 1cm difference in width. At 60% sidewall ratio, the difference of sidewall height would be about 6mm less, and the height of the tire would be 1.2cm shorter overall. According to this ...


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A failing wheel bearing can go through a number of stages of symptoms as they wear, squealing is one of them. They can also make a rumbling sound, or no noise at all. You can get a symptom of the ABS triggering unexpectedly. Sometimes they can get very hot. If left, the bearing can completely disintegrate making the wheel become loose or totally seize. ...


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The winter tires I purchase have “Outside” or the direction of rotation clearly marked on one side. This is because the tread pattern can be non-symetric about the centre-line - how the tread pattern is designed to reduce spray and clear tread etc. It does make a performance difference with winter tires when the tires have been incorrectly mounted and you ...


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As long as all 4 tires are the same size it won't hurt the vehicle. The winter tires are the same width but about 43mm or 1.7in taller. This will slightly throw off your speedometer making it read a little slower than you are actually traveling. Normally the thought is to have thinner winter tires, not taller. Being thinner helps slightly increase traction ...


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My guess would be that the wheels, especially if alloys, have oxidized around the bead to allow some air through. Recommend taking the vehicle to the tire shop where they can clean the bead and re-seat it.


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I have done this sort of thing many times on a KTM 1290 super adventure with the same tires as you - no issues at all. I am not an off road rider at all. Just take it slow, upright, stay off the front brake and be gentle with the controls and you should be fine. Enjoy yor trip!


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