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Old 04-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Do these need replaced?

Inner tire is worn. Should I buy replacement now, or run them a little longer?
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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Belts will be exposed soon. Therefore they should be replaced soon. How soon? Depends on how much and how you drive. Might want to look at why it's happening also. Worn parts? Bad alignment? Etc.
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Belts will be exposed soon. Therefore they should be replaced soon. How soon? Depends on how much and how you drive. Might want to look at why it's happening also. Worn parts? Bad alignment? Etc.
Thanks! Plan to upgrade suspension this Spring. Waiting for alignment and RTABS inspection until that's squared away. Probably buy new tire soon.
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What's happening? I don't see any abnormal wear from the pics. Use the Lincoln head penny test method to check the treadwear. The head should be partially covered. If you can see the whole head then time for new tires. Be sure to take into acount driving conditions and style.
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they're cutting it close. i'd replace them in the next 1k miles or so
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What's happening? I don't see any abnormal wear from the pics. Use the Lincoln head penny test method to check the treadwear. The head should be partially covered. If you can see the whole head then time for new tires. Be sure to take into acount driving conditions and style.
Very inside edge of tire is bald.
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Technically, the tires are good till you reach 2/32 of tread depth. With the inner part wearing down so fast, the belts will show before you get there. You should take care of the problem causing the premature wear before or at he same time you add new shoes. Or else you'll have the same problems with the new tires.

Are the tires directional? If not, I would at least rotate them.

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