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Old 07-08-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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How much tread is left on these tires?

Hey all,
I'm thinking of picking up some used tires, and this guy is selling PS2s pretty cheap so I'm considering picking them up. However, neither of us have the tool to see how much tread is left so he did t e penny thing. Can anyone tell me about how much is left?

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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The penny thing is normally done with a penny.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=51
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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The penny thing is normally done with a penny.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=51
unfortunately he used a dime
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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The penny thing is normally done with a penny.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=51
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Edit: To be semi usefull OP, I don't know how much tread is left compared to new ones, but you can see there's plenty of tread left before hitting the wear bar in the middle tread.
I'd pay maybe $50 a tire.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #5
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Edit: To be semi usefull OP, I don't know how much tread is left compared to new ones, but you can see there's plenty of tread left before hitting the wear bar in the middle tread.
I'd pay maybe $50 a tire.
oh he was selling all four for 400
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The penny thing is normally done with a penny.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=51
now that's funny!
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oh he was selling all four for 400
Too much IMO, I got two of the same tire with alittle bit more tread then that for $100 though it was from a friend so I got a good deal.
At least talk him down to $300.00
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damn I thought it had most of the tread lol
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Oh, SG...

I wanted to be the first to say it's a dime...damn!

Take dime, mark with pencil, measure. This really only works with dimes fortunately...you can't mark pennies or quarters with a pencil or sharpy!

One little trick if swapping on old tires is to be sure to use a rim sealant...I think the 'on and off' often mess up the bead enough to cause a slow leak.

We had to replace one of my son's four tires on his awd subbie, and I found a great used tire with exactly the same tread (maybe 7-9/32nds) for $30...new it was over $200.

Search used tires if you want to see what's out there...and ask your friend to give you a depth in a known standard measurement! I think new tires might be 12/32nds or something like that. Go to tire rack...they'll list new tread depth for all tires there.

Oh, your buddy could also use a ruler...just cut it off and stick it in the tread and measure that way.

But, Nick, because this is the Internet and fantasies come to life every day on it...just for you, I've found a dime, a straight edge, and a safety pin.

I aligned it just like your dime in the photo, and scored a line across...assuming that this is a straight across angle of the dime...I'm not sure it is...I think the tire is blocking the dime from the front and thus it might not be an accurate measurement...but...if it is, I measure somewhere between 6-7/32nds on my dime. True story...I really did this for you because I thought it might be embarrassing to you or your friend to admit that you either don't own a measuring device, or really don't get the 1/8ths and 1/16ths thing. The 32nd things are frankly, even more fd up...and I hate them too!

Sorry, SG, but, you know, I still haven't shaken my inner kpeng entirely. Please don't hate me for what I've said above...it's really peng's fault!

Oh, don't forget the part about used tires online. I was actually surprised to find that I could get a good solution to our issue for $30, instead of $400 (as I didn't want to put a 12/32nds tire next to a 7/32nds tire). There are great prices out there if you need them! If not, see what you can get new for $75/tire. I've had Falkens that wear quickly, but stick well in rain and snow (all weather) and they're pretty inexpensive.

HTH! Hope we're still talking!

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one thing I learn after having survive a crash at 70miles/hr with flip and everything is that don't be cheap when it comes to tires and brakes, you gotta ask yourself: "is it worth it putting my life at risk for a $200/$300?", if the answer is yes then go ahead buy em, I'm an extreme cheapo but never when it comes to brakes and tires heh

edit: as for how the accident happen, my tires blew up lol

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most tires have wear indicators in the main grooves,look
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oh he was selling all four for 400
Wtf???? How far is Paterson,NJ from you?
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Oh, SG...

I wanted to be the first to say it's a dime...damn!

Take dime, mark with pencil, measure. This really only works with dimes fortunately...you can't mark pennies or quarters with a pencil or sharpy!

One little trick if swapping on old tires is to be sure to use a rim sealant...I think the 'on and off' often mess up the bead enough to cause a slow leak.

We had to replace one of my son's four tires on his awd subbie, and I found a great used tire with exactly the same tread (maybe 7-9/32nds) for $30...new it was over $200.

Search used tires if you want to see what's out there...and ask your friend to give you a depth in a known standard measurement! I think new tires might be 12/32nds or something like that. Go to tire rack...they'll list new tread depth for all tires there.

Oh, your buddy could also use a ruler...just cut it off and stick it in the tread and measure that way.

But, Nick, because this is the Internet and fantasies come to life every day on it...just for you, I've found a dime, a straight edge, and a safety pin.

I aligned it just like your dime in the photo, and scored a line across...assuming that this is a straight across angle of the dime...I'm not sure it is...I think the tire is blocking the dime from the front and thus it might not be an accurate measurement...but...if it is, I measure somewhere between 6-7/32nds on my dime. True story...I really did this for you because I thought it might be embarrassing to you or your friend to admit that you either don't own a measuring device, or really don't get the 1/8ths and 1/16ths thing. The 32nd things are frankly, even more fd up...and I hate them too!

Sorry, SG, but, you know, I still haven't shaken my inner kpeng entirely. Please don't hate me for what I've said above...it's really peng's fault!

Oh, don't forget the part about used tires online. I was actually surprised to find that I could get a good solution to our issue for $30, instead of $400 (as I didn't want to put a 12/32nds tire next to a 7/32nds tire). There are great prices out there if you need them! If not, see what you can get new for $75/tire. I've had Falkens that wear quickly, but stick well in rain and snow (all weather) and they're pretty inexpensive.

HTH! Hope we're still talking!

We good?
hahah thanks dmax you're forgiven since you gave a good answer.

PS2s of that size come new with 8.5/32 tread depth, so 6/7 i guess is pretty decent, no?

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Wtf???? How far is Paterson,NJ from you?
that guy is located in Jersey somewhere, but I'm in westchester, ny!
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Too worn out. Pass them up, especially at $400 that is quite the ripoff.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #15
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these are some Dunlops another guy is selling:
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there's the wear indicator right next to the penny and in the next groove over, see it? wtf are you using a penny for
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first ones look like about 70% tread if u ask me and the second set looks a little better but cant quite tell bc of the angle
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