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Used Wheels/Tires... NEED ADVICE

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RMAN808, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mar 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    RMAN808

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    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    Seller's Ad:
    Dunlop Radial Mud Rover 31x10.5 R15
    Two of these tires have 1/2 tread the other two probably have 1/4 tread left.
    They came off a Toyota truck. Not 100% sure but I think they will fit on a
    chevy. The rims are six lug. Asking $200.00 OBO
    http://www.offroaders.com/tech/AT-MT-Tires/DunlopRadialMudRover.htm (Tire Reviews)

    Other info he gave:
    - He doesn't know what brand wheels, all it says is 4x4
    - Only TWO (2) of the wheels have center caps, because 2 were on solid axle??
    - Seller is a 1 1/2 hour drive away (one-way)

    These are the same size as my Michelin LTX A/T on stock 15" wheels.

    In the future I plan to lift 3", if i got these it would be okay to run these 15" wheels and just get bigger tires, correct?

    Do you guys think this is worth the drive and money for the amount of tread that's left? Yes? No?

    Should I make an offer? What's the lowest I can offer?

    Oh! And does anyone have any clue what wheels these are? The seller doesn't know.

    I could use all the help I can get. Thanks in advance! :D

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    A decent sample of what they'd look like on my truck:

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    The tread left on my Michelin LTX A/T:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    RMAN808

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    BUMP... Need some help! I got until Sunday to drive and get these if I decide to. Need opinions if it's a deal and worth it.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    sounds like a decent deal. maybe try one on your truck to make sure it'll work if your concerned.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    thanks man! still debating driving 3 hours RT to check em out. might just go because i'm on spring break!
     
  5. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    bumpy! advice please? pretty please? :p
     
  6. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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    IF the rims aren't screwed up, and you like em, thats not a bad deal... BUT why such a large difference in tread? Patched or plugged before? One of my coworkers has those on her Silverado, they aren't that good on ice/snow but good offroad obviously :)

    Another thing to check is the year and week code of when the tires were made.
    video below
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/aged-tires-driving-hazard-4826897

    Personally I would get new/newer tires that were evenly worn or new, previous experience has taught me otherwise. :cool:
     
  7. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    ^^ahhh screw it!! i think it's better and safer i save up for exactly what you stated, a newer and evenly worn set:) thanks for sharing that link man!
     
  8. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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    No problem. :)
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 3:01 AM
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    I buy used tires from local tire shops,they work fast,have decent tires and prices.
    Never had problems with the tires.Just have to inspect and haggle ,los reyes always want work.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    I ran the Mud Rovers on my old F-150. Decent off-road traction but very soft sidewall and the tread life was the worst I've ever seen on an off-road tire. Save up your money and buy a good set of new.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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    I'd buy them just for the rims.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    Thanks for that link. Should be a sticky so it doesn't get lost. I just checked my tires that I bought in the fall and they are new. Made in 2011. I would have been irate if they were older that a year when I bought them.

    Thanks again.

    :thumbsup:
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    yea that's the reason i was leaning more toward wanting to get em.
    but the seller has no idea what wheels they are and only 2 have caps.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    thanks for all the responses guys! appreciate it ;)
     
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