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Old 04-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Help ASAP tires

Leaving for Florida tomorrow . My tires on my truck have tons of rubber on them. However I noticed some cracking in the sidewalls. They are 6 ply good years. What do you think.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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How old are they? Original to you '08 F150 would be ~ 6 years, that would be long enough for me regardless of mileage or tread depth. Age is a killer on tires. I suspect the sidewall cracking is from UV damage.

Just this week I had my first tire issue, admittedly they were low quality tires that the dealer put on while it was on there lot that I should have replaced immediately but I was trying to save a few bucks. While towing in the mountains I had the tread separate on my right rear. Not a fun experience -- that said if you have doubts on yours have them replaced before the trip.
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I agree with 'clubhouse' about replacing them if they are OEM originals. Also, under inflation when under load may influence premature cracking as well.

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Old 04-19-2014, 04:21 AM   #4
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They are 10 ply load range E not 6.
I was wrong
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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Cracks in sidewalls scare the hell out of me.

Tires are cheaper than new dually fenders.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #6
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I wouldn't drive around the block with those tires. How much is your life worth?
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