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are these cracks a problem? #4591039
12/01/17 01:29 PM
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pandus13 Offline OP
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Hi BITOGers,

Are these cracks the signs of a problem?
Cooper CS5, 185/60R15, used by me for about 2 years, in the midwest.
Fronts are 6.5/32, Backs are 8/32.
The reason I ask is I don't want to give/craigslist a set that may be unsafe... (Winter shoes going on next week)

Thank you

Front Left/Driver

Front Right/Passenger

Back Left/Driver

Back Right/Passenger


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591074
12/01/17 02:07 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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First two I'm good with, last two with the whole tread block cracking is getting a bit sketchy though.
Unless you have some sort of professional knowledge of tires, I don't see how you could be held liable for selling them. The guy who installs them should make the call if they are usable or not.
Include those pictures in your ad so no one gets surprised.
Its a shame they are cracking so much, as they look perfect otherwise.

P.S. send the pics to Cooper and see what they say, you might get a new set of tires cheap!


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: IndyIan] #4591082
12/01/17 02:27 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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How old are they? Tires are dated, no?

Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591086
12/01/17 02:31 PM
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I think they're fine. Cracks in the sidewall and the ones in between the tread blocks are the worrisome ones. I have some Nokians that I installed last July that are starting to show a tiny amount of wear in the same spot of those cracks that you show. Cornering on a FWD will do that which is why the first two pics look like that. Plus I think you've said that you don't rotate the tires.

Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: IndyIan] #4591110
12/01/17 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: IndyIan

Its a shame they are cracking so much, as they look perfect otherwise.


Had the same exact thing happen with some nice Bridgestones

Originally Posted By: IndyIan
P.S. send the pics to Cooper and see what they say, you might get a new set of tires cheap!


Might be worth it if still have all the documents when purchasing them


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591126
12/01/17 03:14 PM
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If I were closer, I'd tell you they're terrible and I'll take them off your hands... (Civic's needing tires...)

Kind of off topic: Have you noticed excessive road noise out of these? My Goodyear Ultragrip Winters are much quieter than my CS4s on the Civics. Firestone Winterforces on the CR-V are about the same as CS5s.


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591140
12/01/17 03:26 PM
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Just curious, how many miles on those tires? Where they rotated regularly (if so, what pattern?)? I wonder if the bigger tread block cracks in the last two could have been avoided with more cross rotation?

Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591179
12/01/17 04:01 PM
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They look fine to me

If they were Michelins... ok Iíll behave myself and wonít say anymore grin2


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591190
12/01/17 04:14 PM
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Look good. Use them. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591208
12/01/17 04:31 PM
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I don't know anything about tires other than they are black and round and you keep them properly inflated. Ask an expert, we have one on the board. PM CapriRacer I'm sure he would be happy to share his expertise.


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: Trav] #4591217
12/01/17 04:38 PM
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I'll send him a PM and see if he will post on here.

Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591258
12/01/17 05:11 PM
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Depends on who you ask. The guy at the tire store will tell you you're at risk of a blow out any minute now.

Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591296
12/01/17 05:38 PM
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Pretty much "normal" cracking anymore, although I would love to know why some do, and some don't? You're good to go, as long as a lot cord material isn't visible, which is never good to see.

Last edited by Traction; 12/01/17 05:38 PM.

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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591679
12/02/17 05:52 AM
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irv Online content
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Your first pics look like the tires have come into contact with the curb a few times? Scuffs? The others are new to me as I don't ever recall seeing that before?
Not going to say one way or the other that I'd use them, but that would also depend on how far I planned to travel with them? Around town, I'd have no issue, but if I was planning on a long trip or a few, well, that would be a different story as I wouldn't, like you, know what to think?


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Re: are these cracks a problem? [Re: pandus13] #4591722
12/02/17 06:57 AM
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those are more than good

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