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Old 10-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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500.00 per perelli tire not a myth!

FML! Woke up this morning to take daughter to school and infocenter in dash flashes saying back right tire has 18 psi in it. anyways, I go to looking around at the tire and lo and behold there's a 16 penny nail stuck about 1" away from inside sidewall in the tread. Went to dealer later this afternoon to see if it can be fixed and they said they can't do anything with it because it's too close to sidewall and is against GM policy. (I was already expecting to hear that.) So the dealer went to looking for the price of the replacement tire in the computer with some service guys and i could tell when they found it because of the reaction from them.
To make a long story short tire is 450.00, shipping UPS 13.00, balance and all the goodies winds up being 490.00.....
The service guys pulled me to the side and whispered to me that they believe a plug and patch job should be fine on it and recommended me to tire guy down the street. I Went and got the tire fixed at the tire tire place and it cost me 45.00. Figured i'd try it before i dropped 500.00 bucks....Wish me Luck lol! Sucks to have my summit white 2SS/RS M6 three weeks and this happen
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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Its going to be okay.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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more than 200 bucks for a tire is horrifying.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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:(wow sorry to hear that
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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i personnaly wouldnt do that to a 426hp car...but if your finance dont allows ,good. If youre going cheap ...youll be sorry...bad things can happen
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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Jealous people stick nails under tires, had a neighbor do it to me for yrs until I got my driveway monitor. You could ride back and for over this nail in the driveway and it will never stand up and go into the tire, its too big.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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I feel your pain! I had the same situation, but it was a nail close to the side wall. All the places that I went to said that safety was their #1 concern. But Discount Tire Center said they could get and install the tire for $440. I couldn't afford it at the time so I'm running a Hankook for $140
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #8
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Jealous people stick nails under tires, had a neighbor do it to me for yrs until I got my driveway monitor. You could ride back and for over this nail in the driveway and it will never stand up and go into the tire, its too big.
Wow... what a douche. I think I would've set his house on fire
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #9
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Although the tire wear on Pirellis isn't great there should be enough time for other options to go with for the RS/SS split tire sizes. Otherwise the trade-off of getting 4 new, same size rims with 20" or 19" versus the OEM tires will drive us to new rims...

I got new matching size 20" rims (pic below) for my Winter Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60s going on my SIM this Friday - so if my Summer Pirelli's go by next summer I'll make a decision then ...
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:56 PM   #10
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did you think people were lying about the price? or joking maybe?


personally, i wouldn't do a patch job on something that can put 426hp through the drivetrain to the wheels and use the rubber you just patched as a hold out.

last thing you need is a blowout. there's a reason why they dont recommend them.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:59 PM   #11
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i personnaly wouldnt do that to a 426hp car...but if your finance dont allows ,good. If youre going cheap ...youll be sorry...bad things can happen
Nah i'm not being cheap, I was told by the GM service guys and the tire guy that they were pretty sure it wasnt going to be a problem but of course theirs never a guarantee. I'm damn sure at least gonna try it out before dropping 500 smacks tho.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #12
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Nah i'm not being cheap, I was told by the GM service guys and the tire guy that they were pretty sure it wasnt going to be a problem but of course theirs never a guarantee. I'm damn sure at least gonna try it out before dropping 500 smacks tho.
so saving 450 bucks is worth a blowout at highway speeds?
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:03 PM   #13
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I would replace the rears with Nitto Invo's. That is what I am going to do. Still have a little tread back there but not much. Hoping to get another 3K miles out of them before replacing. FYI I can get the Camaro SS size Invo's for 942.00 installed for all 4.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:05 PM   #14
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Immediately go to Discount Tire and pay for the lifetime warranty for your tires.

That is one of the first things I will do when I get my Camaro. I was already quoted $205.00 to warranty all 4 tires.

There is no proration on this warranty which means that if your tire cannot be repaired it will be replaced down to 3/32" tire tread.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:20 PM   #15
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Immediately go to Discount Tire and pay for the lifetime warranty for your tires.

That is one of the first things I will do when I get my Camaro. I was already quoted $205.00 to warranty all 4 tires.

There is no proration on this warranty which means that if your tire cannot be repaired it will be replaced down to 3/32" tire tread.

Thats not a bad idea
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:21 PM   #16
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Good luck man, that's a chunk of change!
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:26 PM   #17
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Guess it will give me a good reason to go to go and smoke the back perelli's as much as i want to now
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #18
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look for them on ebay. i never buy tires retail. ebay almost always has the best deal. normally a couple hundred cheaper on a tire that expensive.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:46 PM   #19
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Well if you can't afford to replace one, why would you want to burn up two of them??
Because affording them is not the problem,It's about having to replace the thing a month after buying it
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #20
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:01 PM   #21
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so saving 450 bucks is worth a blowout at highway speeds?
I'm going to your house tonight and sticking a nail under each of your tires
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #22
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HP in relation to tire

personally, i wouldn't do a patch job on something that can put 426hp through the drivetrain to the wheels and use the rubber you just patched as a hold out.




Just because ya have 426 hp.. (which has nothing to do with a tire plug-patch) dosent mean as a daily driver ya cant plug-patch the damn tire... c'mon HP is irrelevant
BUT :

I would say if you are dring harder than daily driver,racing, and such.. the safety involved might be better to replace..

but a daily driver ,such as myself, I havent once yet smoked th etires, BUT I know it will..

My 96z with lt1 and add ons could lay a 40 ft patch easy..did it 3 times.. thats it..
Not against fun,, and doing a burn out, I myself dont wanna buy stock in tires...\\
Again 426 HP has not a damn thing to do with the tires.. a 150hp compact could still hit 120-140 mph
what I said above would still apply
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:39 PM   #23
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Wow... what a douche. I think I would've set his house on fire
Thts the spirt lol
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:58 PM   #24
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A plug or patch isn't going to cause a blowout. Worst case you are looking at a slow leak, and you'd probably know it by now. You made the right choice.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #25
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so saving 450 bucks is worth a blowout at highway speeds?
It's a small nail hole not a cut or gash.
The other 3 tires have just as much of a chance of a blowout.

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