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Username Post: Tires        (Topic#354982)
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Loc: Near Fresno, Ca
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01-27-19 03:23 PM - Post#2758303    

Tire problem on my 57 Nomad, I put on a new set of Goodrich Touring TAs in 2010. 9 years and 3900 (yes 3900) miles later both front tires(215/60x15) have bulges on the tread surface. Tire shop lined up the front at purchase and again in 2015 preparing for a road trip. Always kept pressure at 32 psi on 15x7 Budnick rims. I know I am the past the average life of a tire but it still bothers me that with so few miles the tires are self destructing.

Edited by AB6DO on 01-27-19 03:24 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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01-27-19 04:35 PM - Post#2758310    
    In response to AB6DO

kind of. jmho jim

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01-27-19 06:39 PM - Post#2758320    
    In response to AB6DO

It shouldn't happen but some tires do that.

I had it happen on two not very old tires on my daily driver pickup a few months ago. One went while I was on a road trip, the other a week later. Broken belts.

I don't think that broken belts are necessarily from age alone.

Get some new tires and move on.

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01-27-19 07:54 PM - Post#2758330    
    In response to Rick_L

It’s the years not the mileage.

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01-28-19 07:46 AM - Post#2758365    
    In response to TR56210

9 years on tires is pushing it. regardless of the low mileage you put on them. Especially vulnerable at high speed. Get new tires and move on.

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01-29-19 04:11 PM - Post#2758507    
    In response to WagonCrazy

Hate to say it but I agree, new tires a move forward.
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02-04-19 08:50 PM - Post#2759042    
    In response to HYPR

Drive it more and you wouldn't feel so bad about replacing the tires.

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