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would u buy these tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by smokkey1, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    I have a chance to get some 37x13.5x15 extrains for very cheap with 90% thread left. but one of the tires has a torn piece of sidewall by the bead. I guess the guy at the tire shop tore it when he was dismounting the tire. heres a pic of it. so should I get them... I need something that's a little more street friendly than my bias swampers....

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    Do you plan on wheeling with these tires or just using them for the street? If just for the street I would say they are fine but if wheeling with them it might be a little risky because of the sidewall flexing and lower tire pressures. Dont be a wuss I have been running my 38.5'' bias on the street and there fine, I just dont have any fillings in my teeth anymore.
     
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    that would make a good fullsize spare. depending on your state inspection laws that probably isn't legal. In PA it's not. a retread shop should be able to put a spot repair on that, unless the cords are torn.

    I personally would run it, one of my tires has a huge patch in it that you can see through ther tread. I installed the patch back when I worked at a tire shop, so I know its done right. the hole is big enough that you could stick 2 fingers through it. This of course is on a trailer/trail only truck. and I carry a fullsize spare.
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if the cords look good its a quick repair. maybe costly repair depending on where its done. what they will do is fill it in with some rubbery goop then cook it and it will just be a lump right there they should shape it for proper bead seating and everything, at my tire shop, if that came up for me to buy i wouldnt buy it unless it came repaired by quality bandag professionals. but I would buy it and repair it and run it as a spare
     
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    Buy them and go get one new one. Use the torn one as a trail spare.
     

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