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cracks????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Slow, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:20 AM
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    Attention tire guys or those that honestly know about tires, as my son rides in this truck often.

    I have a 2004 TRD. Has 34,000 miles with original BFGS on it. Bought from my father-in-law about 6 months ago. It was his extra vehicle and it sat in the back yard a lot.

    My question: First, tires have about 1/4 inch of thread left, maybe less and the side walls are okay, but if you look in between the treads...there is cracking everywhere? Second, is this dry-rot and is it not safe???? :confused:
     
  2. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    bump :pccoffee:
     
  3. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    damn dude, a bump after 15 minutes??

    I don't know a lot about tires, but cracks in them don't sound like the best situation to me...
     
  4. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    I worked in a tire shop out of high school and we saw cracked tires all the time. Does it loose air? As far as the safety side of it I cannot say without seeing it. If you are in doubt take it to a tire shop and have them look at it and maybe replace it. However be warned once the tire shop knows you have concerns about the tire be prepared for some pressure sales. Let us know

    -Dan
     
  5. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:58 AM
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    I plan to stop by tire shop tomorrow after work. I know the tire shop will, of course, say "YES" you need new tires. Just looking for some honest input from TW.

    Thanks :)
     
  6. Nov 4, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    it hard to say without seeing the tire. It would to me depend on the amount of cracking, severity of the cracking, and the overall apperance of the tire. Is it worn unevenly, or just has the look of a tire that needs replacement. This is unfortunatly a judgment call.

    -Dan
     
  7. Nov 4, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    If the tires are dried out it would be best to replace them or use them for in town type driving. Had too many problems with old tires. if in doubt get em checked and replaced
     
  8. Nov 4, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    jenster iwas lookung at your pics where did you get the mount
    for your gps
    Slow post a pic of the tires i have worked with tires for 25 yrs
    happy to help get the dot no# from the tires
     
  10. Nov 4, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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    I would replace the tires if I were you. I used to have the same problem with the tires on my motorcycles, except the cracks would be in the sidewalls. Of course I didn't ride them very much. In your case since the truck sat idle for a long time, it may be dry rot.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    here are some pictures...sorry, taken with cell phone.

    tire1.jpg
    tire2.jpg
     
  12. Nov 4, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    sorry cant tell from the pics but it looks like
    theres not much tire life there anyway
    just them replace them to be safe
     
  13. Nov 4, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    +1 , I would just replace them and be done with it. The tires look to be at the end of thier life anyway.

    -Dan
     
  14. Nov 26, 2008 at 7:20 AM
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    Final outcome:
    BFG stepped up...they were awsome to work with. They had me go to America's Tire Center (authorized dist) for inspection. We then called BFG together...BFG agreed with my safety concerns and agreed to pay for 50% of a new set of tires, any size or brand!!!! Wow, a company that actually stands by their warranty, even in these hard times. What a concept.
     
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