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Subject:  Re: Tires Date:  4/14/2013  8:18 PM
Author:  PSUEngineer Number:  69977 of 73163

Because it is still early springtime you are probably not using the 4wd for a while so harming the transfer case is unlikely.
You could call a junk yard or two, find a matching tire with similar wear and just replace the one you need.
Depending upon the model grabber you have (probably HTS?) a similar tread even in a different brand should not be hard to find.
Even more likely, in many cases people in similar situations sometimes opt for all four tires and leave 2-3 perfectly good used tires at the the tire shop.
Maybe you can get back in good shape for less than $75.

I could have done all that and have in the past. Due to a busy work schedule and needing time to meet heating/AC installers for estimates on a new AC system, I decided that I didn't have time to search around time for a used tire.

Either option might offer you enough time to shop for a good deal on the tires you want and get you 8 more months of value out of the tires you own now, which at your 40,000 mile life expectancy is about 1/4 of their use if you put on "normal" mileage of 12000 per year.

I drive 20K miles per year. My tire installer discussed putting on two new General tires now and then another two in the next rotation or two. At that point, all four tires would have near the same tread depth. I told him that if I would be replace all of them within the next year, I'd rather just put on four Michelin tires right now. He made me a good deal (one free Michelin to replace the blown one and $20 credit on the other tires), I put on four new Michelin tires.

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