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    Established Member Two Rings F80Dreamer's Avatar
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    Nail In Tire...Gulp

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    Nail is close to the sidewalll so can’t be fixed. Dealership quoted $408 price installed for one tire. Holy hell...someone explain to me how this is possible, and how Hankooks can be that much more expensive than Michelin Pilot Super Sports??
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    Established Member Two Rings borisf's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by F80Dreamer View Post
    Nail is close to the sidewalll so can’t be fixed. Dealership quoted $408 price installed for one tire. Holy hell...someone explain to me how this is possible, and how Hankooks can be that much more expensive than Michelin Pilot Super Sports??
    Answer in Bold.
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    Established Member Two Rings F80Dreamer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by borisf View Post
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    I know 😀, I didn’t buy it from them. Started doing some research though and found out getting a replacement tire from a place like Discount Tire is similar, but not the exact same tire. Slight spec differences for the OE tire thru the dealership.
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    265 on tirerack, ship to your fav installer.

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    Senior Member Three Rings plat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by F80Dreamer View Post
    I know 😀, I didn’t buy it from them. Started doing some research though and found out getting a replacement tire from a place like Discount Tire is similar, but not the exact same tire. Slight spec differences for the OE tire thru the dealership.
    Two reasons why the OE tire is more expensive: (1) As stated above, you are buying from an Audi dealership. And, (2) the manufacturer does not sell a lot of the OE tires compared to the regular versions. The demand for them is lower. The slight spec differences between OE and the regular version are not that significant that both tires cannot be interchanged with one another. Otherwise, Hankook would have come up with a different model name for the OE tires.
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Had the same thing happen to me this week, dealership wanted close to $300 but was willing to match tireracks price, just no tire warranty that tirerack includes. Ended up buying the tire and having my local costco install it for $15. Make sure to reset your tire pressure monitor afterwards.

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    Tire rack sells AO continental tires, Audi Spec
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    Veteran Member Four Rings BoostEasy's Avatar
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    Take care with replacing tires with new. You can't just put on a new tire if the revs per mile/diameter is different enough.

    Audi publishes max allowable difference as 4/32. https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretec....jsp?techid=18

    The solution if you're at or over 4/32 is to have tirerack shave the new tire which I believe was $30 for the last one I had done.

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    Established Member Two Rings F80Dreamer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostEasy View Post
    Take care with replacing tires with new. You can't just put on a new tire if the revs per mile/diameter is different enough.

    Audi publishes max allowable difference as 4/32. https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretec....jsp?techid=18

    The solution if you're at or over 4/32 is to have tirerack shave the new tire which I believe was $30 for the last one I had done.

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    Thanks, didn't realize that! Ended up buying the tire from tirerack for around $275 (still bloody expensive), and the difference between the other 3 tires was def below 4/32 so all good there. Looking forward to replacing all 4 next year with MP4S, and for less money than the Hankooks :)
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    2017 M3 — sold
    2012 M3 — sold
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