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Need Help with Tread Depth

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by willida33, May 6, 2011.

  1. May 6, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    willida33

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    Found a set of 4 Toyo A/T Open Country 265/75/16 for sale for $125/set on CL. The seller sent me some extra pics and he says he thinks they have about 25-50% tread left. I attached a couple pics to see what everyone else thought about the tires, as I think it would be a good deal if around 50% left. I do have aftermarket 16" rims already on the truck and will be adding the Fat Bob's lift.

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  2. May 6, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    That looks to be correct. keep in mind when you buy tires worn like this they tend to be loud going down the road.
     
  3. May 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    Save your money. Those tires don't have too many miles left on them. You'll be buying tires again in no time.

    Those are an awesome tire when brand new though.
     
  4. May 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    those tires like they will go 15k more...toyos go forever. Get a pic with a penny in there to get an accurate reading on a pic.

    For 125bucks, can't go wrong!
     
  5. May 6, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    thats kinda my thoughts as well...
     
  6. May 6, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    I would jump on it.... Toyo's are great! I bought 31x10.5x15 tires from used tire place in December, mounted and balanced for $200, they had about 40-60% tread left, so far they are great, well way better than the stock Dunlop Grandcraps...
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    my only problem with these tires are "safety". sure they may be able to go for a few thousand more miles, but can they do it safely? They will most likely handle like crap both on road and off road. Tire shops may not even mount those tires for you because of how worn down they are.
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Inspect them carefully for damage, inside and out.
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    ^This. And sometimes damage doesn't become apparent until you mount and inflate the tire, then you discover bulges on the sidewall.

    As for tread depth, it depends on your definition of "acceptable" performance. According to TireRack's tests in 2007, wet stopping distances doubled with 2/32" tread depth versus new, due to hydroplaning, while dry traction wasn't affected much.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=85
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    I'd say they have about closer to 20 percent than 50 on tread wear, but for 125 bucks, what do you expect lol.
     
  12. May 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Get a tread depth gauge and measure them. Compare that with how much depth they have new.
     
  13. May 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    I live in AZ so we have about 95% dry weather...lol
     
  14. May 6, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    Definitely going to pass. Hearing about the stopping distance increase doesn't sit well in the Seattle area. Haha. Thanks for all the information.
     
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