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treerootCO
03-26-2007, 04:59 PM
and wouldn't you know it...2:30am one of them decides to part with it's tread. :eek:

You have got to love bias ply, they keep running with absolutely no tread on the tire! :D

treerootCO
03-26-2007, 05:01 PM
I am going to get some of these now...

http://store.coker.com/product.php?productid=17312&cat=0&page=1

Uncle Ben
03-26-2007, 05:50 PM
I am going to get some of these now...

http://store.coker.com/product.php?productid=17312&cat=0&page=1

Cool! Those will look awesome in 37"! ;) :lmao: :lmao: :hill:

Rezarf
03-26-2007, 06:19 PM
With a little work with a grooving iron, you will be set! :D

Seriously were they that old?

Drew

wesintl
03-26-2007, 06:38 PM
I know that feeling.. Were you in the merc?

Hulk
03-26-2007, 11:12 PM
When I owned my '64 Bug, I swore the tires were 20 years old. It handled like crap. One day on a whim, I went to Discount Tire and bought 4 new tires. The handling difference was unbelievable. Felt much safer to drive, and it absorbed the shock from potholes better too.

treerootCO
03-27-2007, 03:20 AM
The one that blew out was the OE tires that came on the Merc back in '63

Kipper
03-27-2007, 04:41 PM
The one that blew out was the OE tires that came on the Merc back in '63

You might call the dealer, seems like you should get a lot more that a lousy 44 years out of set of tires. Maybe they'll warranty them?

...it would at least be worth a shot just to hear the guy's response on the other end of that phone call



:lol:

bh4rnnr
03-27-2007, 05:50 PM
You might call the dealer, seems like you should get a lot more that a lousy 44 years out of set of tires. Maybe they'll warranty them?

...it would at least be worth a shot just to hear the guy's response on the other end of that phone call



:lol:

For 44 year old tires??:eek: Don't think they will void the warranty after that long, and it's understandable. Maybe call the dealer, but not in a irate state. Call them and just tell them what happend, and just tell your story to them. Maybe they'll be enrolled and do something about it:beer:

Jenny Cruiser
03-27-2007, 06:15 PM
We've got a 54' Hydromatic with tires at least that old. They still look pretty good too.