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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Busted My Rim and Tire Need Help

ok so I have 06 chevy cobalt SS/SC with stock rims. When I purchased my car used it had 225/40ZR/18 90W sunfull tires one directional tread. I recently busted my rim and tire on a mango sized rock on the free way. Well I found a used rim for 220 bucks, but I can't find a used tire with these specs in my area. I only need the tire for a few more months before I go to korea. I noticed that that for my rims the tires that are supposed to be on are 215/35ZR/18 Is this bad to have the other tires on the rims. What is the pros and cons to having a different size tire then manufacture requested tires. Should I still try to find a tire size of what is on my car currently. Right now I am running on a donut which can do some damage if I don't fix it soon. Please help thanks.
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if you only need a couple months, why don't you just buy a set of steelies with tires? what are you going to korea for?

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Unless youare going to let family or a friend drive the car while youare gone, I would just get a pair of used tires similar similar to what you have on it now, they are somewhat comon tires.

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I am in the army and I have orders for Korea. The reason I don't get steelies is cause I pay for a nice car and I would like to drive a nice car. No one is going to be able to drive my car so i am going to put into storage while I am gone and drop a couple of grand on my car when i get back. Just I don't know if the differences between the tires sizes if they can actually do more damage then help.

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As long as the height is the same on the same axle, no harm should occur. Depending on how long you will be gone, if youare leaving within 4 months, just get used tires. No sense in spending big money for something that will dry rot from lack of use anyway.



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yeah that was my plan, its just a pain trying to find them. I called 20 stores and one person had the size as my other tires, the problem though was it was defective and firestone wouldn't put it on. They said it was a safety hazard and a liability. Any Ideas on where I can get a used one. So far I am not having any luck.
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Not familiar with Lewis area. Any idea where you are going after Korea?



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not a clue, I wish I did but I know I need to get out of the state. These roads are horrible.

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