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A couple months back, I swapped out my all seasons with my snow tires and found a nail in one of my all season tires. Last week, I was at the dealership and brought the tire in to repair but they said that it was too close to the sidewall and recommended I get a replacement tire.

I just wanted to get some other opinions to make sure they weren't trying to sell me another Eagle LS2 tire. What do you guys think?

I'm nearing 60,000 km so I figure if I do end up replacing this tire that I would just replace all four of them instead.

Reading on here, I see that the Michelin Primacy MXM4 is the popular choice but what do you think about the older Bridgestone Driveguard or BF Goodrich Advantage tires?

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Any opportunity you have to get rid of those LS2 tires is a fabulous opportunity to upgrade your car.
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Re: Tire No Longer Safe

too close to the sidewall and those tires are junk, so win win!

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Re: Tire No Longer Safe

That's a really close call. Did they just say no, or examine the inside? If they examined the inside, they're probably legit, if not, get another opinion. Regardless, if it's repairable, I'd still probably keep it on the rear :-)

BF Goodrich Advantage have been knocked for sliding on wet pavement. I'm coming up on tires soon and am probably going with the General Altimax RT43. Seems like an all around good performer and relatively easy on the wallet.

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Re: Tire No Longer Safe

The reason why they couldn't repair it, is because when its that close to the side wall theres a lot of bend there so the patch or plug they put on there would likely fall off, and continue to leak.
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