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Old 10-20-2012, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Egg shaped tires? how can i fix?

my car is riding like there is a hop in all 4 wheels, took it to local tire shop they said that they are balanced but my tires are egg shaped, and need to be replaced, they told me there is no way to stop them from bouncing! that i would have to buy new and they told me that if i purchased them there i could get a discount on new tires if i donate the old ones! this sounds fishy!

is there any tips or tricks to solve this at least temporarily till i can get new tires?

took them to another tire shop and they told me that they really were egg shaped and that the tires are balanced on the rims!
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, you can't fix tires. The question is what caused them to be out-of-round. Bad shocks? Poor wheel balance? You don't want to destroy your new tires too.
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they sat for 3 years that is why they are 0ut of round im guessing!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep flat spot from sitting. Not fixable. A new set.
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not even if i roll on them for a while, or can it hurt my bull if i continue to use them?
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Rolling on them for a while may help to some extent, but you will be beating up your suspension hard in the meantime. I'd get new tires.
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well im afraid that after the recent engine rebuild on this SHO, it has left my saving account a little on the low side, don't want to tear up some suspension so my SHO is going into the garage for a few weeks, untill i can afford new tires, currently has 225/50/17 AVON traction control tires on it, suspension is new tokico gas shocks and eibach lowering springs so i don't want to ruin them.

anny suggestions on where to get some decent tires that aren't hard on my wallet?
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well im afraid that after the recent engine rebuild on this SHO, it has left my saving account a little on the low side, don't want to tear up some suspension so my SHO is going into the garage for a few weeks, untill i can afford new tires, currently has 225/50/17 AVON traction control tires on it, suspension is new tokico gas shocks and eibach lowering springs so i don't want to ruin them.

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Maybe have them removed from the rims, checked for roundness and remounted and balanced?

Take it to a different tire shop to have it done. At least get a second opinion.
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