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    Another flat tire at lunchtime, different wheel, 2nd in 2 weeks...took it to my double-best-mate-young-fella-me-lad-son-of-a-bitch-used-tire- guy around the corner who fixed it for free because I'm such a good consumer of his used tires...still a good 10,000 miles of tread on it so didn't bother buying a new (used) one.
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    Donald Trump Naturally Camouflaged
    It's always the people who least need to save money who are stingiest.
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    Ghost Black Hole
    I haven't bought groceries in a month my pockets be bulging
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    Guy at work got a flat too today. Must be some shit on the road nearby...I advised him to go see my double-best-mate around the corner and tell him "NAME UNDISCLOSED" sent him.
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    tee hee hee Naturally Camouflaged [slangily complete this slumberer]
    This is karmic retribution
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    Originally posted by tee hee hee This is karmic retribution

    for what, being handsome and desirable?
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    cigreting Naturally Camouflaged
    10,000 miles left sounds like a recipe for hydroplaning. It would be worse here in mn if it was winter. Also what are the date codes on your used tires?
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    Originally posted by cigreting 10,000 miles left sounds like a recipe for hydroplaning. It would be worse here in mn if it was winter. Also what are the date codes on your used tires?

    Not something I've memorized. I always check them when I buy them though to make sure they are acceptable.

    It's also 10,000 before the hydroplaning antics kick in. I always swap them out while they are still legal.

    I just got two New (USED) back ones a couple of weeks ago when I got that first flat...the tread was getting low on it anyway so I just bought 2 for the back ...I always swap em out in 2s or sometimes 4s if the wear is equal.
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    Speedy Parker Black Hole [my absentmindedly lachrymatory gazania]
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    cigreting Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Not something I've memorized. I always check them when I buy them though to make sure they are acceptable.

    It's also 10,000 before the hydroplaning antics kick in. I always swap them out while they are still legal.

    I just got two New (USED) back ones a couple of weeks ago when I got that first flat…the tread was getting low on it anyway so I just bought 2 for the back …I always swap em out in 2s or sometimes 4s if the wear is equal.

    When tires get under 25% your breaking ability is highly diminished and you will notice your vehicle riding rougher. If your buying used shit anyway you might as well swap them out before 25% left since theyre cheap anyway
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    Originally posted by cigreting When tires get under 25% your breaking ability is highly diminished and you will notice your vehicle riding rougher. If your buying used shit anyway you might as well swap them out before 25% left since theyre cheap anyway

    All tires are used as soon as you drive out the tire place...and if you change your tires out at 25% you're pretty retarded.

    If the tires are within the manufacturers and the laws recommended range, they are fine. If you are constantly needing to push the envelope on stopping distance...the problem isn't your tires...
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    Sudo Black Hole [my hereto riemannian peach]
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Guy at work got a flat too today. Must be some shit on the road nearby…I advised him to go see my double-best-mate around the corner and tell him "NAME UNDISCLOSED" sent him.

    Stop with the unnecessary secrecy we all know your name is NIGEL
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    Originally posted by Sudo Stop with the unnecessary secrecy we all know your name is NIGEL

    You only know my slave name...not my street name.
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    Sudo Black Hole [my hereto riemannian peach]
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson All tires are used as soon as you drive out the tire place…and if you change your tires out at 25% you're pretty retarded.

    If the tires are within the manufacturers and the laws recommended range, they are fine. If you are constantly needing to push the envelope on stopping distance…the problem isn't your tires…

    He went under 25% tread aka 75$)% wear.

    I have a bunch of fuxking tires at my house and some are in the yard I have to keep flipping so I don't get weather cracks
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    Sudo Black Hole [my hereto riemannian peach]
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson You only know my slave name…not my street name.

    I just looked up how popular the name "poppy" is for girls in the UK because I know one and wasn't sure if she's an anomaly or not. I wonder if people make Dr Sue's puns like "hop on poppy" because they're all undoubtedly whores
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    Originally posted by Sudo He went under 25% tread aka 75$)% wear.

    Yes, and again if you change them out at 25% it's pretty retarded...they are designed to offer good service much lower than that...obviously not the same as 100% but you can and should be adjusting your driving accordingly for any road conditions/scenarios.

    Leave a safe stopping distance, stick to speed limits, always be aware of your surroundings...your 24% left tires will serve you well.
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    "New tires have an average tread depth of 8 to 9 millimeters (10/32 to 11/32 inches). As you drive, the tread will wear down. A tire with a tread depth below 1.6 millimeters (2/32 inches) lacks grip. Braking distance and vehicle control are impaired."

    1.6 mm is 20% of 8mm or 17.8% of 9mm
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    cigreting Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson All tires are used as soon as you drive out the tire place…and if you change your tires out at 25% you're pretty retarded.

    If the tires are within the manufacturers and the laws recommended range, they are fine. If you are constantly needing to push the envelope on stopping distance…the problem isn't your tires…

    Have fun with your longer braking distance and shittier ride on some previous wankers rubber
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    Originally posted by cigreting Have fun with your longer braking distance and shittier ride on some previous wankers rubber

    Thanks, I've been having fun for the last 20yrs or so doing the same thing...not sure the rubber cares or remembers who used to own them...it's not like a dog or anything.
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    cigreting Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Thanks, I've been having fun for the last 20yrs or so doing the same thing…not sure the rubber cares or remembers who used to own them…it's not like a dog or anything.

    You have no idea if they hit something and caused internal damage. Tires can have damage that doesnt show up until a few thousand miles later then youll find out. For a vehicle that would be used around town and no highway use id feel comfortable using used tires but id never run used tires on the highway. My life is worth more than saving a few dollars
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