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Is this dry rot? #4436035
06/19/17 04:07 PM
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Has anyone seen this on a tire? All the way across. It looks like dry rot???????
They are Conti Pro Contact Eco tires. 40000 miles on them.
Not driving on gravel roads.


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436037
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Looks like "chunking." Did someone have fun with them? laugh

Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: eljefino] #4436042
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Looks like "chunking." Did someone have fun with them? laugh

Nope. Maybe the previous owner did. Tread depth is 5-6/32 in front and 4/32 in the rear.
It's time for new tires ASAP.


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436048
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Looks like weather cracking to me. And some hard driving, maybe?

What is the date code?

At 4/32's you're not losing much. Supposedly wet traction starts to get impacted around that point. I'd start tire shopping.


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: supton] #4436049
06/19/17 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: supton
Looks like weather cracking to me. And some hard driving, maybe?

What is the date code?

At 4/32's you're not losing much. Supposedly wet traction starts to get impacted around that point. I'd start tire shopping.


I'll let you know when the wife gets home from work.
I'm shopping right now as a matter of fact. laugh
Pricey little things. Geez.


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436058
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Hi there chief,

DT/DTD has their 4th of July sale coming up. Same deal as the Memorial day sale. So $75-100 off via rebate on "better" and "best" tires. Cooper also has a rebate going, $50-70 off on most tires.

Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436059
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I don't think it's dry rot, although they do look ancient. This may be a tyre cupping, caused by improper alignment or by factory setting. Modern cars often have more "aggressive" alignments which can cause this by the end of tyre life. Probably it was overheated at one point too.

I wouldn't worry much about it, you can drive more on this set if you wish to.

Last edited by chrisri; 06/19/17 04:38 PM.

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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436062
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Originally Posted By: chiefsfan1
40000 miles on them.



Date code?


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436089
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OK, date code is 3913.
I'm wondering what abuse these tires have seen...
Car drives straight no pulling.
Tires are loud though.


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: SatinSilver] #4436092
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Hi there chief,

DT/DTD has their 4th of July sale coming up. Same deal as the Memorial day sale. So $75-100 off via rebate on "better" and "best" tires. Cooper also has a rebate going, $50-70 off on most tires.

Hi.
I was wondering if they were. Thanks!!


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436126
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Submit the DOT codes to Conti just to check. I got 6 free Michelin LTX M/S2's this year due to a recall.


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: LotI] #4436140
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Originally Posted By: LotI
Submit the DOT codes to Conti just to check. I got 6 free Michelin LTX M/S2's this year due to a recall.


Interesting! Thank you. I will do that here in a little while!!
That never entered my wee little ming!


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436151
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Last edited by SatinSilver; 06/19/17 06:52 PM.
Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: SatinSilver] #4436179
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver


They are 235/55R17 99H.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp...#RatingsReviews

Not very good reviews.
I am going to send them a email and pics.Who knows what willhappen


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Re: Is this dry rot? [Re: chiefsfan1] #4436199
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Not recalled.

Dot Code: A37A47JB3913 Age: 3 years, 8 months.
This tire is less than six years old. Recall Status: No Recall Detected
Manufacturing
Made in: UNITED STATES
Manufacturer: GENERAL TIRE & RUBBER CO
Location: MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS
Standard Sizes:
Light Truck : 11R14LT
M-Metric : 235/55R17
P-Metric : P235/60R18


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