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Old 12-26-2015, 08:07 AM   #29
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It's the new improved tire wear indicator. No need to inspect your tires. When they stop stinking it's time to replace!


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I thought maybe you guys were pulling my leg so I ask about Toyo tires smelling bad on another forum and they had the same thing.

Weird. It's kinda like Xcelite nut driver sets that smell like vomit. I worked for a large company and we could order tools through our parts department. The nut driver set arrived and I promptly threw it in the trash because it smelled so bad. Second set was the same.

That was 25 years ago and the set STILL smells bad. I've washed it, soaked it, etc. No help.
Wow! Finally an answer to a question I have had for over 35 years! I have a set of craftsmen nut drivers and every time I open that drawer to my tool box I get that smell! Im not kidding, I've had them for 35 years and my father probably had them for 10 years prior to that! They still smell like fresh vomit 45 years later!! If something can hold a smell that long, Im thinking whatever is in them is probably not too good for me when absorbed through the skin. They are going in the garbage today and I will buy a new set.
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I thought maybe you guys were pulling my leg so I ask about Toyo tires smelling bad on another forum and they had the same thing.

Weird. It's kinda like Xcelite nut driver sets that smell like vomit. I worked for a large company and we could order tools through our parts department. The nut driver set arrived and I promptly threw it in the trash because it smelled so bad. Second set was the same.

That was 25 years ago and the set STILL smells bad. I've washed it, soaked it, etc. No help.
Hey, Arch, I have a set of the Xcelites and they still smell like puke after 58 years!

At least my Toyo tires stopped stinking after 9 months. Hah!
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Wow! Finally an answer to a question I have had for over 35 years! I have a set of craftsmen nut drivers and every time I open that drawer to my tool box I get that smell! Im not kidding, I've had them for 35 years and my father probably had them for 10 years prior to that! They still smell like fresh vomit 45 years later!! If something can hold a smell that long, Im thinking whatever is in them is probably not too good for me when absorbed through the skin. They are going in the garbage today and I will buy a new set.
I'll accept a cup of coffee for answering your question. Or, better yet, you can answer a question for me.

Do the new nut driver sets still stink? Let me know when you buy a new set.
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Well, since the topic is smelly rubber...

We have friends that bought a new Kia minivan a few years back and the interior kept gassing off this nasty smell similar to the Harbor Freight rubber products. It took about two years (and wear and tear from 4 kids) for the smell to ALMOST disappear. Nice minivan but it really turned me off to that brand.

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Wow! Finally an answer to a question I have had for over 35 years! I have a set of craftsmen nut drivers and every time I open that drawer to my tool box I get that smell! Im not kidding, I've had them for 35 years and my father probably had them for 10 years prior to that! They still smell like fresh vomit 45 years later!! If something can hold a smell that long, Im thinking whatever is in them is probably not too good for me when absorbed through the skin. They are going in the garbage today and I will buy a new set.
If they are indeed Craftsman brand, don't throw them away, just take them to Sears and get new ones! They guarantee states that "if you fail to be satisfied" return them for a free replacement. The stink certainly meets the standard of not being satisfied!
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I have Toyos on my motorhome and they still stink a little after 10 months. I had another motorhome with smaller Toyos and they had that smell even after 6 years. When I got this new set I emailed Toyo about it and said I liked the tires but they stink. They said that it was the rubbers and oils and stuff that they are made of and that the smell will dissipate with time. Guess we are stuck with the stink!

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Toyo uses butyl rubber, cross polymerized hydrocarbon, hydronized sulfurs and other compounds to mimic natural rubber etc. Many chemicals made here in northern NJ and Delaware and that is why it stinks in those areas. Michelin uses natural rubber.
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My Toyo M154 (rear) and M147 (front) tires have never had any smell associated with them.... I have been very impressed with the ride and handling. They are size 295/75/22.5 if the size makes any difference.
My Toyos are stamped "Made in Japan" on the sidewall... Toyo has never been a Chinese brand or company.



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Wow! Finally an answer to a question I have had for over 35 years! I have a set of craftsmen nut drivers and every time I open that drawer to my tool box I get that smell! Im not kidding, I've had them for 35 years and my father probably had them for 10 years prior to that! They still smell like fresh vomit 45 years later!! If something can hold a smell that long, Im thinking whatever is in them is probably not too good for me when absorbed through the skin. They are going in the garbage today and I will buy a new set.
I am glad my craftsman tools aren't the only ones that stink. My screwdrivers, mostly my philips heads (for some odd reason) smell like vomit. The flat-blades don't

What's up with that???
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Exactly my experience with the same size Toyo tires no smell and improved ride and handling.

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My Toyo M154 (rear) and M147 (front) tires have never had any smell associated with them.... I have been very impressed with the ride and handling. They are size 295/75/22.5 if the size makes any difference.
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I think it has to do with the plastic blend they use for the clear handles on them. Good idea on returning them to sears for a different set. Im just afraid that the actual quality has slipped. Im sure my 40 year old drivers are higher quality than what craftsmen produces today.
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We have 6 on our coach and hey are 7 months old. We have never had a smell issue. Chuck
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Would you rather have stinky tires OR cracked side walls. That is a no brainer.
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