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Posted: 02/04/19 06:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How can I tell if my tires are getting old? They have about 30000 mi on them. The tread still looks OK. The sidewalls look OK, but I don't really know what to look for. These are Karrier Loadstars.


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DOT date code.
ST tires replace every 4 years.





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them is old. I wouldn't trust em.


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After 30,000 miles on TT tires. I would by a new set of the same tire.


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donn0128 wrote:

DOT date code.
ST tires replace every 4 years.


Or in my case LESS. Every TT tire I have ever blown was in it's 4th year. and I have scattered 3 across the interstate. 3 years is now my limit.

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You are being toooo thrifty. I change every three years. I can fix a tire on the road but I don’t want to do so.


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I believe the industry recommends 5-7yrs...of course if you overload or otherwise abuse them, sooner would be a good idea.

Trailer tires rarely wear out. You don't burn off a lot of tread rolling along at a steady speed.


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In 3 years a ST tire has lost 33% of its strength.

None of mine ever made it 2 years.



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valhalla360 wrote:

I believe the industry recommends 5-7yrs...of course if you overload or otherwise abuse them, sooner would be a good idea.

Trailer tires rarely wear out. You don't burn off a lot of tread rolling along at a steady speed.
I go by this as well 5 to 7 years. A lot depends on exposure to the sun UV rays that dries tires out. A blow out can cause a lot of expensive damage.

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