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Old 09-20-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Tire size/plugging question

So to add on to me already demoilishing my carbon fiber lip, which I have replaced, last night I found a nail in my tire. I went to firestone today to get it plugged and they said becasue im running 275's and the stock tire size is 255, they can't plug it? Im running Bridgestone potenzea RE050A 275/30/19 tires on replica CSL rims. The nail is in the tread pattern about 2" from the shoulder so it sounds like they were trying to BS me into buying new tires. He also said this tire is discontinued. Any thoughts? These tires are brand new, should I just plug it myself?

Also, on the way to firestone I got raped by an Acura RSX with a garrett T28 turbo, dont know how much HP, but that thing was F'ing FAST!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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Got it plugged. Not sure what pressure he set it back to, but my light didnt come on. I hope it doesnt becasue i am reading all the threads on the tpms button, what the lowest the pressure can be before the light turns on, and how to reset it and i still dont understand it
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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I think the tpms pressure is like 35 or 40 psi. Not %100 sure though. If the light comes on and you fill your tires up with air, in order to reset it just hold the traction button while driving for about 30 seconds and it should reset. If it comes back on, the tire pressure isn't correct.

How far did you race the RSX? was it from a stop or a roll? I've seen some pretty crazy set ups on those rsx engines.
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