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Old 08-17-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy tire replacement? cracks

Hi all,
looking at my tires I see some small minor cracks starting on the sidewalls. Tread is fine. I don't know how old the tires are.
I'm gonna replace the other 2 anyway(other 2 are cupped and definately need replacement along w/axles), would you go ahead and replace all 4? How can I tell?
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Old 08-17-2003, 06:21 PM   #2
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I would go ahead and replace them. Expecially if they are cracked and you don't know the age.

I think you would feel a lot better knowing you have all new tires on those new axles!
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Old 08-17-2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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There is really no hurry, take your time. Anytime tomorrow would be soon enough to replace all four.

Seriously - they rot from the inside out. So however bad they look outside, they are that much worse inside. A check of the archives will turn up tales of two, three, and even four old tires failing while on the road.

Tread wear is not a significant factor. In fact, the hardest thing on tires is to set in one spot for year after year.

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Old 08-17-2003, 07:17 PM   #4
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Amen !!

Check out some of the other threads where owners have described damage and costs related to blown tires.
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After I bought new tires I purchased some tire covers for ours. I understand that sitting in the sun a lot will rot them faster.
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