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ive elected to get some used tires from a trusted dealer in woodstock. i sell to these guys all the time at work, and they seem like legit people.. and ive asked co-workers and they say that these guys are legit. i talked to them today and they said that they got truck shipments in of used tires, and they didnt really get 32's very often but they had 31's all the time so im just gonna get some used 31's.. they said that theyll give them to me for $35 a tire and that i just need to come pick out the set i want. (the price varies with the amount of tread left i guess) i know that tires that have been sitting for a while can get dry rotted and stuff like that, but are there any other things i need to look for?? thx for any help.
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I would definately check the inside of the tires also, you don't want ones that have a bunch of plugs/patches on them.
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Yep look for wholes/patches/dry rot/good beed/for any nicks in the tread that be a sign of a bad spot in the tires.
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is uneven wear an issue of bad alignment? or a bad tire? or does it depend
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Usually bad alignment. Seems how most likely these tires will be allterrain tires that shouldn't matter much. I would really keep an eye out for patches and bad spots on the beads.
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alright guys.. i appreciate it, now i have a couple more things to look for.
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Also, there are numbers on the sidewall that indicate the age of the tire. It's about a 3 inch stream of numbers and the last two indicate the age of the tire, i.e. XXXXXXX04, would indicate that the tire was manufactured in 04, or about three years old. Be wary of any tire, no matter how it looks, being over 5 years old.
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ok.. i didnt know that... thatll help
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good luck putting 31's on a 16inch rim, that is if you plan on using your stock rims, you also may mean that you need 265's, hell try and get some 285's and crank the t-bars a tad........
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i think he got some black rock crawlers for cheap in a 15x8
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^^^he just bought some 15x8's
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nvm than......get some 33's and make them fit
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id just buy new tires. you know you will be 1.) safe, 2.) knowing they are brand new and will last you for a good 5-10 years and C.) you can get warranty. used tires are to risky imo. just make sure you look them over, its not necisarily(sp) all about looks, its about the lifespan and how well they can hold up. safety first.
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^^ well i dont have the cash for them right now.. so the wheels will just sit in the garage until my bridgestones wear out... (already got 10,000miles on them and they still look new) i dont wanna wait that long
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its all personal preferance, you can get some pretty good used tires, some are like new with no problems what so ever, just hunt down some good one before you buy.....
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that is a smoking deal buttttt........x-terrains blow sack and youd have to be really committed to run some 33's on your truck with no lift, dont get me wrong it will def fit, but it will just take alittle work.......
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I agree, nothing wrong with used tires. i got some NICE 35x12.5x15 MTRs for 75 bucks.

i dont think age is that big of a deal on tires these days. some tires will last a long time. if they look like they are a little dry some tire shine will usually help that out.
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i think its more that youve gotta know what to look for...(why i asked) cuz i know if someone bought my used bridgestones today they would be happy with them.
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