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Old 07-06-2017, 08:15 PM
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When 1 remains? Wouldn't that assume consistent wear pattern?

At the bottom of groove there will only be 3/16" between me and running off the side of the runway- if lucky. Think I'll pull them when tread disappears.

I would have thought the carcass to be a bit more substantial. Thanks for the visual, Dan.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:37 AM
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When 1 (groove) remains? Wouldn't that assume consistent wear pattern?
Safe enough assumption for repeated sets on the same airplane, but the wear pattern shown here many not be true for another airplane.

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At the bottom of groove there will only be 3/16" between me and running off the side of the runway
The "run 'em until you see cord" camp is down to 1/16". However, we have no direct correlation between tire carcass thickness and the chance of a flat tire. Offhand, it does not appear that carcass thickness alone is an issue given a clean running surface. When we worry about flats due to thin tires, I think we're really talking about foreign object damage...and then the size and shape of the object becomes an entirely random factor.

Same category as primer, really
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