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    My G8 came with Hercules Raptis R-T5 245/40ZR19 tires. Some people hasnt ever heard of these tires. but anyway when i was replacing the front rotors i noticed the drivers side front has a bulge on the sidewall. Not knowing how old these tires are, they are not brand new but they also have plenty of tread where they dont need replaced. So i thought about getting a good used tire of the same brand so it matches and just replace the detect tire. Problem is that this tire is hard to come by. The only place i can find one is on ebay. A new one $143. only used one i can find is a 245/45-19 which would be 1" taller. The other plan is to buy 2 new wide tires of a different brand (265/35-19 or 255/40-19) and stick on the rear and replace the bulged tire with the back. thoughts?

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    Date codes are stamped on the tires. Replace the one tire with the same make and size.
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    I have 2 pairs of 245/40/19 bridgestones, and 2 take off 255/35/19 Michelins sitting in my garage. All over 95% tread [take offs]
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    Hercules emailed me and said they would replace that tire. We’ll see how that goes

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