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When do you consider tires shot?


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I just picked up a pair of 35x12.50x15 BFG mall terrains to replace the now worn out rear tires on my truck(damn V8 :banana: ). The tread is great probably 80-90%, but that is where it ends. There is cracking in the tread and sidewalls. My truck is not a daily driver, but will make 30 to 60 mile highway trips occasionally. Also has anyone experienced a blowout on the highway on 35s? I just want to know if these will be alright until I get my new tires down the road.

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I have wussed out. I'm going to mount the better of the two up as a spare and sell the other to someone else as a spare. Has anyone ever run the Dunlop Mud Rovers I think they are called? Sams had a set of special order 35x12.50x15s sitting in the corner and they have good aggressive looking tread and the price was only $175 a tire.

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I wouldn't even GIVE the other one to someone as a spare. Once the rubber starts to crack, the tire is dead. I'm income-impaired, too, so I might take a chance on using one for my own spare ... because I know I'll remember and if I have to use the spare, I'll keep the speed down. I can't rely on someone else doing that, and I don't want it on my conscience that somebody got hurt or killed because a tire they got from me blew out.

 

A tire with cracks in the tread or sidewall is NOT safe. Period. From a personal liability standpoint, it's not a good idea to sell or give away anything you know is unsafe.

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I have wussed out. I'm going to mount the better of the two up as a spare and sell the other to someone else as a spare. Has anyone ever run the Dunlop Mud Rovers I think they are called? Sams had a set of special order 35x12.50x15s sitting in the corner and they have good aggressive looking tread and the price was only $175 a tire.

 

 

I havent run that large of a Mud Rover... But they run a little small, they are heavy and kinda stiff. But they don't do badly aired down. About average for road noise.

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the dot number will tell you how old they are. technically they are now saying after 6 yrs you cannot be certain of a tires integrity.

 

tires wear so different in different circumstances i wouldn't go by that, but if they are pretty old you are making the right choice.

 

the last 4 numbers of the dot is when it was made, 2 numbers for the week, and 2 for the year...example: 2702 means the tire was made in the 27th week of 2002, somewhere in june off the top of my head.

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