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so i herd that you get better mileage the second half of your tires, any truth to this ? any body else herd this?


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thats news to me,

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Sounds like BS. Proper inflation has a much bigger difference than a negligble change in rolling resistance.

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Thats Mr. Oil Leak.....

 
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Never heard that before.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-19-2007, 04:54 PM
Is it even worth it???



 
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I've never heard that... only explanation I can think of would be that the oils that make the rubber soft evaporate out with time and heat???

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i will have to look for where i read it. it may have even been in my owners manual.


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yes most tires ussally wear better on the last half verse the first half,if you notice when the tires is wearing down the gaps between the tread gets tighter leaving more rubber on the road and the longer a tire sits or the longer it ages the better it cures making it harder but it will cut down on your traction..again this is in most cases but there are times when this does not apply and to finish my point my one customer has a semi and he buys a set of drive tires every year but he puts the set on that he bought the year before letting the brand new ones sit for a year and he has improved his tire wear by 15% doing just that but you have to store them in a cool dry place..

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Mine are probably doing better on the second half of their life because of the Oh Sh!t! factor. I played around plenty in the first 9,000 miles and after taking a measurement on the tires I realized if I kept that up I would be buying some expensive tires before 20,000 miles.

The tires measured 16/32" tread when new. At 9,200 miles they were at 11/32 rear and 13/32 front. I rotated them at this point and almost 9,000 miles later they check in at 9/32 front and 10-11/32 rear. It's amazing how much better they wear with no burnouts!

Here's a question for Tyreboys_Demaxin. What's the deal with the Goodyear Wrangle A/T tires that Tirerack.com is selling cheap? I have the 275/65/20 A/T's from the factory and have been satisfied with them so far. For about $150 each, I figure it's hard to go wrong. They have the blackwall tires for around $250 each, but the whitewalls are $100 cheaper! Are these things blems?
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Mine are probably doing better on the second half of their life because of the Oh Sh!t! factor. I played around plenty in the first 9,000 miles and after taking a measurement on the tires I realized if I kept that up I would be buying some expensive tires before 20,000 miles.

The tires measured 16/32" tread when new. At 9,200 miles they were at 11/32 rear and 13/32 front. I rotated them at this point and almost 9,000 miles later they check in at 9/32 front and 10-11/32 rear. It's amazing how much better they wear with no burnouts!

Here's a question for Tyreboys_Demaxin. What's the deal with the Goodyear Wrangle A/T tires that Tirerack.com is selling cheap? I have the 275/65/20 A/T's from the factory and have been satisfied with them so far. For about $150 each, I figure it's hard to go wrong. They have the blackwall tires for around $250 each, but the whitewalls are $100 cheaper! Are these things blems?
your not kidding tires wear fast when you have to much power oh well you gotta have fun some time...thats the price i usually sell the GY A/T's for but my price would be mounted and balanced verse their you still have shipping but thats something i never understood why goodyear did that..hope this helps
ps if the tires are blems the seller has to state they are blems and if he or she fails to do that they can be fined big time..

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