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Old 04-19-2016, 03:20 PM   #301
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What's the verdict on Chinese tires? Not worth messing with or...
I'll be buying a set when my conversion is "done".
For how many miles most folks will be putting on a school bus conversion, these tires will be out of date before they're close to being worn out.
Name brand tires get REALLY pricey.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:46 PM   #302
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Yeah, I'm not totally used to the idea of tires expiring. Apparently they don't make them like the used to make them.
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Yeah, I'm not totally used to the idea of tires expiring. Apparently they don't make them like the used to make them.
Its nothing like that... its just sorta common knowledge that heavy commercial tires should be changed after 8-10 years. They will likely live long after that but why risk it?
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:24 PM   #304
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KHUMO tires FTW!!!!!

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Old 04-19-2016, 04:36 PM   #305
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I don't know why they would want to cover good metal with fiberglass ends. Needs work, but that's a pretty respectable price. Reported to need tires.

Looks like a possible good deal if the engine and drive train are in good shape as they mention.
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Its nothing like that... its just sorta common knowledge that heavy commercial tires should be changed after 8-10 years. They will likely live long after that but why risk it?
Are there any ways to reduce the dry rotting of the tires that is the common complaint after 7 or 8 years? Will tire covers and conditioners help? Nitrogen fill instead of air to reduce the amount of moisture inside the tire?
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Check em and look for dry rot, check the date code.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:10 PM   #309
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Are there any ways to reduce the dry rotting of the tires that is the common complaint after 7 or 8 years? Will tire covers and conditioners help? Nitrogen fill instead of air to reduce the amount of moisture inside the tire?
I don't think its just the dry rotting factor.

Search around for tire threads or ask Cowlitz, he knows about this stuff a lot more than the rest of us.
I myself am fine with using tires past their date, but not by an extra decade or anything.
Just saying that $1500 or so for tires every 8-10 years isn't the end of the world, but a blowout could be.
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