How old is too old for Tires - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums

Big Rigs Talk about other Cummins powered vehicles here. As a matter of fact, it doesn't even have to be Cummins, but it will be diesel! :)

How old is too old for Tires

Reply

 
 
 
Old 11-28-2013, 06:48 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How old is too old for Tires

I am looking at a used medium duty truck. It has 22.5 inch tires on it... lots of tread, but 7 years old... How old is too old for these kind of tires? what should I look for? I don't want yo buy the truck and then have to spend an unexpected $4500 for tires.. If they need replaced, i want to negotiate that into the price.
horsinaround is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 09:23 AM
  #2  
Administrator ........ DTR's puttin fires out and workin on big trucks admin
 
Hvytrkmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,013
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Look for the usual, dry rot, flat spots etc. You will not get a casing credit on them because they are outside their life date. You can get quality virgin rubber in the 22.5 range for a lot less than $4,500. How many axles?
Hvytrkmech is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 12:34 PM
  #3  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: McCook, Nebraska
Posts: 1,955
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you're really worried about it stick a set of steer tires on it and go if the drives look good. Keep an eye on them though they may go bad in a hurry once they start carrying some weight again. If they aren't causing any shaking they are probably OK for a while.
NE frmhnd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 04:21 AM
  #4  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks... Good idea on the steers.
What i don't want to happen is have several horses loaded and have a flat and have to sit on the side of the road for several hours.
The truck has two axles/six tires/single set of duals in the back.
horsinaround is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 07:51 PM
  #5  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: McCook, Nebraska
Posts: 1,955
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you're pulling a gooseneck you won't be carrying much weight on the truck anyhow. We have about 2500 pounds of JD suitcxase weights I'd like to hang off the back of the daycab when I'm pulling gooseneck with it, 8 tires on the ground carrying what a pick-up can carry for weight doesn't make for much traction.
NE frmhnd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 10:27 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Did you get tires? Old thread, I know.

My buddy who runs a tire shop says after 4 years the natural breakdown in rubber is something you really have to pay attention to if they have been in any kind of weather exposure.... like outside, on the road and just plain in the sun type stuff.

He says run 'em but look for sidewall degradation regularly.
soulpatch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 01:27 PM
  #7  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southeast MO
Posts: 452
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So, the trucking company I drive for is making the roads unsafe with average 10yr tires carcasses?
92roughstock is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 01:39 PM
  #8  
Registered User
 
j_martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Isanti, MN
Posts: 4,324
Thanked 131 Times in 99 Posts
Originally Posted by 92roughstock View Post
So, the trucking company I drive for is making the roads unsafe with average 10yr tires carcasses?
I've seen the outside left rear tire on a grain gondola blow off the truck in front of me. It's weird steering around flying tire tread.. Glad I didn't get hit.
j_martin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 08:39 PM
  #9  
Registered User
 
Fiftygrit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern BC Canada
Posts: 759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
There is a number on the side wall, like 5207, in a small oval, which is 52nd week of 2007 I change them at not more than 5 years, thats my .2c worth. I tow 12k to 13.5k pounds and dont like to take a chance of a blow out on the highway.
Fiftygrit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2014, 02:38 PM
  #10  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Algoa, Texas
Posts: 667
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
7 years is as long as I would use one. Have had 2 Michelins blow out at 1.5 years old, and only 33K miles on them.
nkennedy is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Aquah0lic
1st Gen. Ram - All Topics
38
02-24-2014 07:37 PM
1320
General Diesel Discussion
8
05-29-2009 10:24 PM
chariotdriver
Fuels / BioDiesel / Diesel Prices
10
10-18-2008 10:50 PM
Twelver
Towing and Hauling / RV
4
05-07-2007 07:25 PM
sakisaki400
3rd Generation Ram - Non Drivetrain - All Years
23
12-31-2006 10:17 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How old is too old for Tires


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.