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On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 23:31:48 -0700 (PDT), "larry moe 'n curly"
<larrymoencurly(a)my-deja.com> wrote:

>
>Hachiroku ???? wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 20 Sep 2008 14:33:09 -0700, larry moe 'n curly wrote:
>>
>> I put Hankook tires on the Supra. They were cheap and had a good tread
>> design.
>>
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>> As of June 2, 2008 SRS has documented 159 incidents in which tires older
>> than six years experienced tread / belt separations?most resulting in
>> loss-of-control crashes. These incidents were the cause of 128 fatalities
>> and 168 injuries.
>
>Now, I won't have to worry about that for another five years, unless I
>ever need the 15-year-old full-size spare ( < 10 miles on it,
>frequently glopped with preservative and kept in an airtight garbage
>bag).
>
>I think the tread separation was aggravated by rotating the tires
>crossways instead of just front-back, which is all I used to do.
>Mazda now recommends only front-back rotation.

What does the tire manufacturer recommend? You might be tempted to
reply that they are in the business of selling tires but dead or
injured customers won't boost sales. Also, losing lawsuits won't help
the bottom line any.

I'd be more inclined to believe that the tread separations were caused
by extended periods of over heating due to low tire pressure.

Jack
From: larry moe 'n curly on


Retired VIP wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 23:31:48 -0700 (PDT), "larry moe 'n curly"
> <larrymoencurly(a)my-deja.com> wrote:

> > I think the tread separation was aggravated by rotating the tires
> > crossways instead of just front-back, which is all I used to do.
> > Mazda now recommends only front-back rotation.
>
> What does the tire manufacturer recommend? You might be tempted to
> reply that they are in the business of selling tires but dead or
> injured customers won't boost sales. Also, losing lawsuits won't help
> the bottom line any.
>
> I'd be more inclined to believe that the tread separations were caused
> by extended periods of over heating due to low tire pressure.

I run at 32 PSI (Ford recommendation) and check the tire pressure
every two weeks (guages are accurate, especially the one that talks to
me) and rarely drive on the freeways.