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Old 04-07-2006, 02:42 AM   #1
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How can u find out how much thread on the tires???

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Old 04-07-2006, 02:50 AM   #2
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Any portion of the tread is worn to the "wear indicator bars"-lateral bars molded into the tire grooves at about 20 percent of their new tread depth-or to a depth, as measured in a groove, of 1/16th inch or less.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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Tread depth gauges are available at most local auto parts stores.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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any way to just use a ruler?
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:57 PM   #5
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I didn't know tires had thread
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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any way to just use a ruler?
Stick the end of it in between the tread blocks and measure.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:11 PM   #7
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I didn't know tires had thread
Sure, tires have thread,

there are bumbers at both ends of the car,

portable computers are called labtops,

and breaks stop your car.
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:06 PM   #9
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Take a penny and place it into the tread(s) with Lincon's head down. Mark with your thumb nail just how deep the penny goes into the tread(s). If the depth is the same as the distance between the edge of the penny and Lincoln's head, then you have 3/32" of tread left...this should be about the minimum. If the penny goes deepeer than his head, you are OK (tread depth is more than 3/32").
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