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Topic # 198617 16-Jul-2016 11:49
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Hi I have a car (Subaru) that apparently needs the 4 same tyre of the same wear. Unfortunately one of them is busted. THe other 3 are in such good shape. I don't suppose anyone would recommend me to only change 2 tyres?


Anyway I found one tyre that matches my other 3 but it's in AKL.


How do I arrange to ship it (if it's economical that is)?

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  Reply # 1593508 16-Jul-2016 11:54
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Grabaseat and check it in as a piece of luggage....

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  Reply # 1593510 16-Jul-2016 11:55
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It will be cheaper to ship surely

Just wondering of anyone knows which company would ship cheapest


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  Reply # 1593517 16-Jul-2016 12:22
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Google tells me these guys might be able to help you?


Otherwise I'd try PBT.



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  Reply # 1593546 16-Jul-2016 14:54
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call them all and ask


only way to know for sure

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  Reply # 1593550 16-Jul-2016 15:10
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Never heard of a car that 'needs' all 4 identical tyres. As long as they are the same across each axle they should be just fine. Unless you are a race car driver pushing the limits of performance. Just seems like a lot of trouble when not necessary.

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  Reply # 1593560 16-Jul-2016 16:04
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You might be able to send it as an "extra larger box" through Pass the Parcel. It would be $30 to Dunedin.

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  Reply # 1593570 16-Jul-2016 16:23
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It's because you have an AWD car. You don't want too great a difference in circumference between your wheels.


If your tires are in 'good shape' and the difference in tread dpth between yours and a new one is less than a couple mm you could do as you said and just replace a pair.


Do you have a full size spare?

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