Originally Posted by Justin McCormick
Thanks for the response and welcomes!
@2kool4skool: I assume caps means its been retread? The shop mechanic did mention that.
@Azuleslight: not sure I understand about the numbers. I posted another picture here:
@Brad_SwiftFur: That is great info, thanks!
@cowlitzcoach: I appreciate the price estimate, that will help in the bidding. I looked up the cost of those tires (aprox $500 each new) and knowing that they may need replaced sooner rather than latter, will have to take that into consideration as well.
take a picture of the entire tire, inside one of those circle boxes there will be numbers. in between the 11r22.5 and R250 in this picture is an axample of the box. Also I worked for a car dealership in the repair section for about a year. Ask any of your mechanic friends, they will tell you the same dry rot is insidious and they would also tell you to replace the tires as well. It is your decision in the end but imagine having a blowout in a bus and the directionality of that blow out is towards the cabin/inside the bus. The placement of the dry rot on that particular tire is facing in that exact direction. If it was on the sidewall it wouldn't be as bad, but still would be needed to be replaced.