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Fixing Dry Rot

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Snowman1000, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Snowman1000

    Snowman1000 1/2 ton status

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    I just got a set of tires and rims and one of the tires is starting to show some signs of dry rot but the tire is still really good real deep tread. Is tubing it an option???
     
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    Unfortunately you have no warning , or estimated time before tread comes off carcass :(
     
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    So your saying theres nothing I can do:frown1: Becasue I really do not want to have to buy any tires. My uncle was telling me about the goopy black stuff they put over a slice in his tire ( kind of resembled a tar he said) and I guess its working good for him. This truck wouldnt be leaving town much and would rarely reach expressway speeds so would a tube be a viable option
     
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    I wouldn't trust anything short of a new vulcanized tire .

    Whats funny , is it can be 100 degrees out all summer , and our tires don't dry rot if you drive on them often . But you sit a set outside , and they dry rot .
     
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    the spare seems to do the same thing!
     
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    Wow, so true and strange at the same time! Maybe when we drive on the tires they get hot to a certain point and...... I have no Idea?!? That is weird though.
     
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    Thanks Ill see what I cant scrounge up to replace that tire
     
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    is it weather checking = fine tiny little cracks

    or

    is it dry rott= deep cracks big ones all the way to the cords.

    let us know or tak a pic and post it up. then link the pic to us here in this thread.

    lots of people miss use the 2 terms.
     
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    I took pictures but you really cant see the damage to the tire I filled it with air and it leaks in one spot im pretty sure that its dry rotted I put some of that Slime in there it hasnt worked for me yet and I doubt that this will be an exception but what the hell ill give it a try

    The tire seems almost flaky in spots but the rot dosent look to bad just in a few patches.
     
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    Dry rot doesn't happen to driven tires because the constant rotation pushes the oil base of the tire to the edge of the tire. At least that was what I was told...
     
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    def a problem if leaking from side walls. the mud trac tire is still made and sold these days. slime is not going to fix your problem. slime and fix a flat dont walk up the side walls . thay only roll in the tread section.

    you can saw all of this out and get it super clean inside. then go to a good tire shop and buy a radial 31" tube if thats the size you have. i do think its 33 max in radial tube or 35 not sure tho.

    but each choice is up to you. those mud trac tires are hard rubber and do tend to leak down faster than others i have seen over the years.
     
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    I have alot of good tire shops around the area the tire is a 33. so I would clean the inside of the tire very well, and have a tube put in, and that would be ok. I think I need some further explanation. the rot dosent seem too bad and the whole tire isnt rotted just two small spots about 2 inches around I understand that most tires are readily available but my truck is very rusty and I just cant bring myself to spend an arm and a leg on tires when I only paid 350 for the truck.
     

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