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Old 03-25-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Do these tires have any life left?

Im planning on purchasing a used set of wheels and tires. I'm having a hard time identifying whether or not the tires have any life left.

Can someone with a good life verify the tread quality based on these pics?









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Old 03-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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I have a good life, I verify that these tires have plenty of thread ready to be used.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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what's a good determinant of sidewall tread life? I know for the face, as long as the tread is nearly as tall as the penny, it is a good sign

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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in your 2nd pic there is a NUB in the tread line. Thats called a wear bar. Tread looks alot higher than the bar. id say Good 2 Go
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #5
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plenty of life left.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #6
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thanks for the advice fellas!
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Be sure to look for any cracks or bubbles.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #8
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Be sure to look for any cracks or bubbles.
yeah definitely. I also heard there is a certain age limit I'm supposed to look for on the DOT label. supposedly an unused 10 year old tire is more dangerous than a 4 year old used tire because the rubber components have not been properly broken in
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The only way to make sure they're safe is to look on the inside and check for pieces if rubber or wear.
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