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Old 05-06-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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treadwear depriciation

so after my accident, ive been dealing with this guys insurance company (progressive) almost on a daily basis...

overall everything is going smooth but there is one problem, when i bought my car in early sepember, i had 4 brand new rsa's put on it...now after about 9500 miles, the insurance adjuster is tryin to tell me that there is on 3/32 tread left on the tire and that is just above state minimum. The body shop is telling me that there should be 13/32 on the tire for it to be considered a good tire, while a brand new rsa only has 11/32. They want to spit the cost with me(i pay $64) for a brand new rsa. I had just rotated these tires from the back to the front about 1000 miles ago so they are barely even broken in, correct??

this picture im attaching is the only thing ihave to work with that shows the amount of tread left on my tire...somebody tell me that this still looks like a brand new rsa, and share some advice if you have some
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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you should get about 60,000 miles out of the rsa with normal driving...mine went to 67,000. You shouldn't have gone with 4 new rsa tires in the first place though!!

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Old 05-06-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Insurance replacing tires? Never heard that before. I got 50000+ miles out of my RSA's. But I drove them until they looked like slicks.
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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well the guy did ruin my wheel and tire...aren't they obligated to fix them for me??
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:50 AM   #5
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isurance replaces tires if the are ****ed up in the accident
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:52 AM   #6
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I believe ( in South Carolina ) that 4/32 is passing in treadwear.

I dont know if it differs from state to state.
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exactly, so after reading the post that ben showed me...is there any way that my tread could be this low, i mean, i do drive it hard but not hard enought that im only goin to get 10,000 miles outta them since everybody else got about 50,000, especially since this was on the back just got rotated for the first time
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:04 AM   #8
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The picture you posted doesn't really help decide how much tread you did/didn't have, just because the tread on the outside of the tire isn't really representative of the actual tread wear on the contact patch.

Seems like you rotated your tires awfully early if they were just barely broken in, though. But I can't believe that you'd be down to 3/32 after only 9500 miles.
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9,500 miles isnt early to rotate tires, your manual says to do it every 7,500
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i thought that you should do it around every 2 oil changes??
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Something around that, 7-10k miles. I can't imagine that the tires could be that worn already, I'm at 58,000 on my BF Traction TA's, and I still have a little bit left.
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so wouldn't the insurance be obligated to get me a new tire since it was damaged in the wreck at no cost to me?
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yes...unless they are pricks and are sticklers for every cent
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