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Old 05-23-2017, 08:46 PM
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Default Safe margin of tread wear

Been spending most of my time shooting landings. Have tire wear to show for it.

Not sure how far to run these out before they become subseptible to puncture. Flying off good pavement but there is always the chance of sharp rocks, etc.

Do I wait until cord is showing? Haven't done that since high school.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:52 PM
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Dismount and flip over, remount and you are good for lots more landing pracitce.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:53 PM
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Well, I would have flipped them a few hours back, to even out the wear. Now,
I'm not sure. Can't tell how thin the area is with no tread.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:11 PM
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Dismount and flip over, remount and you are good for lots more landing pracitce.
Ah, but how much more?

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Well, I would have flipped them a few hours back, to even out the wear. Now,
I'm not sure. Can't tell how thin the area is with no tread.
That's my concern. No wear indicators.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:16 PM
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If both tires are wearing the same, which from what I can see is on the inside, I'd pull them both and remount to where the less tread side is on the outside. Still plenty of life left in that direction. Otherwise, I'd be ready to order new rubber.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:48 PM
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Ah, but how much more?

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Check with Vlad......he would consider these brand new
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:09 AM
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Good Year says when the tread grooves are no longer visible . The first set I took off had minimal tread left . I cut the tire on the band saw so I could see and measure how much rubber was left . My observation was Good Years recommendation is a good rule of thumb .
A set of tires cost about the same as a tank of fuel , puts it in perspective . Don't run out of either .
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:45 AM
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Most RV tires wear on the outboard side. I wait until the grooves are just about gone, then flip them and basically have a new set of tread to wear on. When that side is just about through the tread, I change them. The retreads have more rubber after the grooves are gone, so I wait until hey are completely gone on the retreads.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:27 AM
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Honestly, stuff like this amazes me that it would even be posted, that you would even consider risking so much for so little is beyond me.
JUST REPLACE THE FREAKIN TIRES!
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:35 AM
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I have to mostly agree with Walt on this. Remember that "6-ply rating" does NOT mean the tire has 6 plys. I recommend replacing the tires when the tread is gone.

Rotate the tires when the tread gets low (still visible) on one side. When the tread is low on the second side, replace them.

You REALLY don't want to deal with a blow-out on landing.
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