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The point is kinda moot though since the tire went to the bottom of my pond last week... No point using a ten year old tire, free or not. Ill pick up a cheapo tire at BJ's next time I need to buy a 5 gallon bucket of cheese balls.
 


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The point is kinda moot though since the tire went to the bottom of my pond last week... No point using a ten year old tire, free or not. Ill pick up a cheapo tire at BJ's next time I need to buy a 5 gallon bucket of cheese balls.
If it holds air for more then 12 hours....

Its a good tire.
 

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If it holds air for more then 12 hours....

Its a good tire.
Heck, if you don't have to stop and fill it up more than once on the 10 minute trip to the tire shop its a good tire.
 

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Heck, if you don't have to stop and fill it up more than once on the 10 minute trip to the tire shop its a good tire.
This is true. But if it holds for 12 hrs+ theres no reason to go to the tire shop.

My crowning tire acheivement was the time i ran my colorados donut tire, on the rear, for 21000 miles or so. Towed with it, hauled with it, ran 70+ mph on it....

Sumbitch was a trooper.
 

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My crowning tire acheivement was the time i ran my colorados donut tire, on the rear, for 21000 miles or so. Towed with it, hauled with it, ran 70+ mph on it....
Yea, so.... Giving tire safety and maintenance advice may not be in your wheelhouse. :unsure:
 

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Yea, so.... Giving tire safety and maintenance advice may not be in your wheelhouse. :unsure:
Bald tires are similar to slicks.

Race cars use slicks.

Now my truck is ready for racing.
 

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By that logic, when you get a nail in your tire do you just consider it a studded snow tire? :dunno::icon_rofl:
 

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By that logic, when you get a nail in your tire do you just consider it a studded snow tire? :dunno::icon_rofl:
Yes.

But what is it when you run over a half inch paddle bit?
 

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By that logic, when you get a nail in your tire do you just consider it a studded snow tire? :dunno::icon_rofl:
Doesn't matter as long as you get to the cheese balls!
 

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The point is kinda moot though since the tire went to the bottom of my pond last week... No point using a ten year old tire, free or not. Ill pick up a cheapo tire at BJ's next time I need to buy a 5 gallon bucket of cheese balls.
Actually there is. A lot of stuff uses tires that don't really care about age.

15's are getting kind of hard to find and last forever on light duty farm equipment. The tires on my disk are about as old as I am and the ones on my shredder are older yet. At 3mph there isn't much stress on them and if they blow out nobody gets hurt.
 


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