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Old 05-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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How to test a tire for leaks without mounting??

Im talking with a guy about buying some BFG's that hes had in his garage for not too long. But I want to make sure theres no holes in them, is there an easy to find out without taking them to a tire shop and having them mount them, and seeing if they hold air?
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there is really not a way to check other than doing a real thorough inspection of the inside of the tires for holes and make sure the beads are not dry rotted.
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Im talking with a guy about buying some BFG's that hes had in his garage for not too long. But I want to make sure theres no holes in them, is there an easy to find out without taking them to a tire shop and having them mount them, and seeing if they hold air?
ck the dot# on the sidewall of the tire to make sure its not an old tire
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tha last 4 #s are the week and year the tire was made
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Really soapy water.....watch for bubbles.
That works if they are mounted, but he wants to check without having to have them mounted.
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Give the guy half the money and tell him after they are mounted and don't leak he gets the rest. bring him with you.
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