Re: 2008 Sub flat tire....Bridgestone Dueler LT265/75R16E's going on


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Posted by Frankenbiker (32.168.90.40) on 17:44:05 01/31/08

In Reply to: 2008 Sub flat tire....Bridgestone Dueler LT265/75R16E's going on posted by Ben

: Remember that I was complaining that Michelin LTX tires are not lasting as long as they used to? They are about
: 8 years old.

Yipe! That's AWFULLY old for a tire. Especially for a Michelin. I've had BFG's that separated at speed with none of that kind of aging showing. They were 3 years old.

: The truck sits idle just as long as the Suburban,
: as my daily is dads Caddy.

In this case, they'll rot long before they'll wear out. Remember that driving works the rubber chemistry to keep the tires pliable and in good shape. Ozone and UV especially, make them rot faster, and metro areas are notorious for ozone levels.

maybe have a set of cheap "grunge" tires to keep on the truck for when it sits for weeks/months, and have the "good" ones covered in the garage for when you really need them (i.e. the longer, planned trips)... ? Or perhaps some custom tire covers to put over the tires when the truck sits?

-blaine



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