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Old 10-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Tire Rot?

Good Morning!

I've recently became a proud owner of Tacoma Prerunner! Because I'm a noob when it comes to cars and Trucks, I grew up in NYC, I took the truck to a trusted mechanic in Tempe to do a buyer's inspection. The Truck is in great condition and I got a fairly good deal. The problem is the mechanic told me I had dry rot on the tire.

Well naturally I took it back to the dealership and he gave me a bunch of blah blah blah tire pressure blah blah blah. I took his word for it that rot wasn't the issue, mainly because it's a large dealership here in the area and I kinda figured they wouldn't want to jeopardize their reputation.....right?

I've done some research on tire rot and seen some really nasty pics. The tires I have on there are no where near what I've seen and people were still saying, "it's cool to drive, around town NOT highway"

I've got a trip coming up where I'm going to be heading up to Lake Powel, 5 hours away and I want to make sure the tires are in good condition to make the trip. Please have a look and let me know what you think. Thank you

FYI - The tire code puts them somewhere april 2010. Tire Brand is BFG All-Terrain T/A LT285/7-R17(121/118r) The tire shown is the back left one. I can take a photo of each one if necessary. Thanks again.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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The tire looks fine IMO. They are worn from normal use and look a little dirty but I would not say rotted.
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Is that dark vertical line a rubber fin sticking up or a gouge into the tire (hard to tell in the pic). If it's a rubber fin, the tires look fine. Is there a lot of cracking within the tread pattern itself?
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Looks like rubber sticking out to me. It always happens during the tire making process. The pic could be misleading though.
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Looks like rubber sticking out to me. It always happens during the tire making process. The pic could be misleading though.
Ya that looks like a seam. Op is that just a flap of rubber? If it is, your tires are totally fine.
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@whippersnapper02
Thank you for taking a look.

@Pugga
The dark vertical line is just a rubber fin. There is no cracking within the tread...see pic below.

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Doesn't look normal

The attached pic is now the front right tire.
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@whippersnapper02
Thank you for taking a look.

@Pugga
The dark vertical line is just a rubber fin. There is no cracking within the tread...see pic below.

@07TacoRidah
Doesn't look normal

The attached pic is now the front right tire.
That looks fine but you need to look around where the wheel meets the tire and in between the tread.

This is dry rot..





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yes OP as others have said your ok.


your tire looks like it has very early signs of dry rot but looks normal for a tire with that much wear thats in arizona.

nothing to be worried about the tread will probably wear out before dry rot is an issue
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You guys ROCK!!! You've really helped ease my mind. I was really stressing big time that something may happen 300 miles away from HQ. I really appreciate everyone that took the time to take a look. Thanks a million!!!
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You guys ROCK!!! You've really helped ease my mind. I was really stressing big time that something may happen 300 miles away from HQ. I really appreciate everyone that took the time to take a look. Thanks a million!!!

yea in my years of working highway ive only picked up one bfg all terrain carcass off the road and it was the old style before they changed the side lugs of the tread to the current side lugs

very rare to see a bfg at blow out on the road.
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also dress your tires with some uv protectant
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Look fine to me, from what I have read tires have about a 6-year shelf life. My wife doesn't drive a lot and hers rot before they wear out. The 6-year rule was spot on for her last set.
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...The pic could be misleading though.
after looking at the picture more it was misleading. It looked as if there was a deep gash in the tire, but it was due to the angle. but yeah that's normal. it will come off with time.
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after looking at the picture more it was misleading. It looked as if there was a deep gash in the tire, but it was due to the angle. but yeah that's normal. it will come off with time.
Or you can but that wouldn't clean the sidewall...do it anyway!
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Tires look fine to me.
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Looks perfectly normal to me.
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Or you can but that wouldn't clean the sidewall...do it anyway!
some nice OR would sure as hell give it something to think about >
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Those don't look bad at all. Tires in Az. do seem to dry rot fast but yours are not very old. My tires are almost eight years old and have 50k miles on them ... they are looking bad def. time to replace. Gotta save up some money though. Anyone know where I can get some 285/50/20 Toyo's for a really good price in Az.
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