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Old 07-03-2015, 08:42 AM   #1
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Busted tires now what?

Yesterday while driving back from work i ran over some roadside junk looked like a flat piece of concrete or a cinderblock which took out my right rear tire and put a severe gouge on the front. My question is about replacing them is it ok for me to just replace the two damaged tires or do i have to replace all four? The car is a 2014 2lt with 16000 miles on it.

My other questions about the tires regards purchasing them online. I know you cannot rotate them because of the difference in size in front to rear tires, but are they directional?

One more question regarding the tires has to do with these numbers
The front is 245 /45 then behind that it says zr20 and in smaller font behind that 103y. I guess the zr 20 referes the wheel size but when I look up the tire online specifically the rear one 275 40 zr 20 106y i can find one with the same specs except for the last three numbers so its 275 40 zr20 106z
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
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As long as you have good tread life on the two good tires you should be ok to replace the two damaged tires, just make sure you go with the same brand of tire don't place another brand of tire on the car
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:17 AM   #3
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One more question regarding the tires has to do with these numbers. The front is 245/45 then behind that it says zr20 and in smaller font behind that 103y. I guess the zr 20 referes the wheel size but when I look up the tire online specifically the rear one 275 40 zr 20 106y i can find one with the same specs except for the last three numbers so its 275 40 zr20 106z
Ok lets take 245/45 ZR20 103Y.

245/45

The first number (in this case 245) is the width of the tire in millimeters. The second number (45) is the height of the sidewall in percentage to the width of the tire. So in this case the tire is 245 millimeters wide and the sidewall height is 45% is the height.

ZR20

This refers to the rim diameter. You can ignore the "Z", it's pretty much irrelevant.

103Y

The 103 is the load index of the tire or how much weight this specific tire can carry. There isn't any logical way to determine how much weight each number is so you'll have to look it up in a chart if you are curious. The "Y" is the speed rating or how fast the tire can go before it may fail and come apart. The higher up in the alphabet the letter is, the higher the speed rating. Stick with W, Y or Z rated tires and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:52 AM   #4
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I assume you have the stock Pirelli P zeros. No wheel damage right? With 16K miles myself I would be buying 4 new tires. I have had great success ordering tires from Tire Rack. My dealership does a great job of mounting. I like the stock P zeros, they just don't last very long. I am on my second set now. Next time I may get the Continental Extreme Contact DW. Also stock P zeros are not directional, they have an outside and inside and need to be mounted correctly.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:56 AM   #5
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Check craigslist. Bought 4 tires for less than $600. Two rears brand new and fronts had 3k
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:16 AM   #6
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Yes the p zeros wear quickly with their 220 wear rating, I am on toyo proxes 4+ now.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:27 AM   #7
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Yes the p zeros wear quickly with their 220 wear rating, I am on toyo proxes 4+ now.
Same here. I am very happy with the Toyos. They seem to be wearing very well.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:17 PM   #8
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Now what? Take your car to a dealer or full service shop for inspection of the wheels and suspension.

It's possible that you have other damage besides tires!
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:58 PM   #9
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Don't go to dealer, and find a reputable shop that will save you $$$
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:03 PM   #10
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Yup gun all 4 .. The stock aren't so hot..
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:16 PM   #11
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This may help some more re: reading tire info... http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=35

If your treadwear on the remaining tires is still very good, you can just get two new ones to replace the damaged ones. Be sure to get them speed balanced though and you may have to check your alignment.

"Directional" tires will have an arrow on the side wall, indicating the correct direction of rotation while driving forward. If you have the stock RS package Pirellis or similar, they should say "Outside" on the side wall and can be rotated side to side ONLY (since fronts and backs are different sizes), so long as the word "Outside" is facing out. These are known as Asymmetrical Tires. I rotate mine every 5K miles and they are still looking great after 22K+ miles.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:18 PM   #12
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Just put the two new tires on the back(assuming you have a squared set up) and the old two on the front should be fine and dandy!
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:26 PM   #13
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He's got staggered with a damaged front and rear.

Who would want 2 new tires on one side and old ones on the other? If you can afford it. Get 4 new tires. Keep the good front one find a rim and use it as a spare.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:36 PM   #14
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Do all Camaro trims come with staggered wheels?
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #15
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Do all Camaro trims come with staggered wheels?
No
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:56 PM   #16
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Do all Camaro trims come with staggered wheels?
All SS except 1LE and all LT/RS have 8s and 9s.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:56 PM   #17
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All SS except 1LE and all LT/RS have 8s and 9s.
Thanks. I just looked at the Chevrolet website and it looks like 18" and 19" factory wheels are not staggered.
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