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Old 05-06-2010, 08:26 AM   #15
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I would replace them. I had a blowout last week returning from MA to VT. The tires looked perfectly fine to me, with no signs if cracks. They were older tires, prolly 7 years. The inside dual on the driver's side went, took out my fresh water connection and boogered up the cabinet it was mounted in. I am having all the tires replaced, the age is enough for that. Rubber will disintegrate from age and sun exposure. My family is worth the $1000 it is going to cost. I suggest you check the date codes on your tires, that will tell you there true age.

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Old 05-06-2010, 04:01 PM   #16
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Even if the tires look good outside, they may have serious problems inside that you cannot see like carcass separation. Your life and others with you ride with depend on those tires.

If in doubt, replace them.

I met a man who has lived through 3 blow-outs and survived without major damage. How many times does it take?

I met another man who has (I think) 5 year old Toyo's with 50k miles. They didn't look a day over 6 mos. However, inside might be a different story.

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By your discription, you've taken very good care of your tires and you have a good history knowledge of them. If they have at least 4/32nds of tread, I'd run 'em. If less, I'd consider it only because WATER is not compressible and with less depth, the tread can't dissipate deeper water fast enough and could cause hydroplaning...or when it rains, I'd SLOW down.

Most truck tires (with some exceptions) carry six to ten radial sidewall plies and the job of keeping air in a tubless radial is that of the tire's inner 'liner', not the sidewall. As far as age goes, yours are within a generally accepted range.

Different people have different risk/benefit tolerances. Mine may be a little higher than some...I also put my children on a big yellow tin box with NO seat belts and with a driver of questionable character...YMMV Bob

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