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#4598959 - 12/09/17 12:21 PM Should I be concerned with these cracks?
carguy996 Offline


Registered: 10/26/06
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Loc: Illinois
Our 2016 Nissan Rogue has what I feel to be some concerning cracks on the tread. They are at about 6.5/32 and are Dunlop Grandtrek ST30 that are OEM with 25,000 miles on them. Found the cracks when I was rotating the tires. DOT date is 2915. This is my wife’s car, want to ensure she is safe. Should I get these replaced? All 4 look just like this one. Treadwear is even, tires still are good and quiet. TireRack has some really good sales so interested in the opinions. Thank you!
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#4598962 - 12/09/17 12:22 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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#4598969 - 12/09/17 12:28 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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Cracks are pretty minor. Are you sure you're at 6/32? You're measuring the SHALLOWEST part, right?

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#4598971 - 12/09/17 12:33 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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Registered: 04/21/11
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Loc: Spokane, WA
Those cracks are not a problem. Only reason to replace those tires right now is if you want more tread depth for the winter.
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#4598972 - 12/09/17 12:33 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: Ethan1]
carguy996 Offline


Registered: 10/26/06
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I'm 6.5 in the center. Looking at the picture, the shoulder doesn't look real great tread wise
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#4598986 - 12/09/17 12:50 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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Registered: 11/25/14
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Loc: AZ
I wouldn't worry about those cracks.Tread depth for the winter.that is what I would be concerned about.
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#4598988 - 12/09/17 12:52 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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Registered: 05/05/12
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Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Dry rot, planned obsolescence my friend. Tires in New Mexico dry rot rather quickly. After ten years, most tire companies refuse to rotate or balance tires. I learned the hard way.

One of my Professor's (Nicholas Clayton a brilliant Chemist) worked on the Manhattan Project. He stated that they inadvertently discovered a synthetic rubber that could outlast our lifetime. You would never need to buy new tires for your car again, i.e., lifetime. An oil company bought the patent and put it in a closet.

That is the beginning of dry rot. You will be fine. Just closely monitor it and plan on buying new tires. Pending how much you drive and weather conditions. *Also, different brands have different hard/soft rubber.

Respectfully,

Pajero!
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#4598993 - 12/09/17 12:55 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
Charlie2015 Offline


Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Georgia
Shoulder looks worn down. I wouldn't be surprised if that was only 2/32-3/32" left in the shoulder. That tire has been under-inflated or left in the front position for too long.
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#4599006 - 12/09/17 01:17 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1920
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Change them is my input.
Safe wife = happy wife, or something like that.
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#4599008 - 12/09/17 01:17 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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I’ve maintained the car meticulously since we plan on keeping it for a while. Based on tirerack reviews on this tire, others get 25,000 miles out of them. Measured the shoulder and it’s 3/32. Ordered a set of Michelin Primacy MXM4 for $484
Shipped with a $70 rebate. I’m happy with that purchase....tires were on close out at a steep discount, they will be here Tuesday.
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#4599009 - 12/09/17 01:18 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
carguy996 Offline


Registered: 10/26/06
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Loc: Illinois
As always, I appreciate the input here! The tire shops would tell me I need new tires if I drove in there with brand new ones installed!
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#4599010 - 12/09/17 01:19 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
Wouldnt worry about those cracks.. minor

The tread as mentioned might be low for a good winter experience.

Congrats on new tires.
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#4599016 - 12/09/17 01:29 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: Pajero]
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Loc: NEUS
Originally Posted By: Pajero
the hard way.One of my Professor's (Nicholas Clayton a brilliant Chemist) worked on the Manhattan Project. He stated that they inadvertently discovered a synthetic rubber that could outlast our lifetime. You would never need to buy new tires for your car again, i.e., lifetime. An oil company bought the patent and put it in a closet.

Mr. Clayton told you a tall tale. Any patent from the 40s would have long since expired. Let’s find that formula and get to making super tires! Surely he kept it written down somewhere. This sounds a lot like the secret cancer cure, 100 mpg carb, and the free energy machines that pop up here occasionally. They all follow the same formula: Heres the one secret that Big [industry] doesn’t want you to know!

Tires work because of friction between the rubber and pavement. A longer-lasting material of any variety would compromise traction. There’s a balance; the tires with 80,000 mile warranties are pretty awful when it comes to performance.
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#4599018 - 12/09/17 01:30 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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On to the tires: I had similar cracks on a set of BFG tires that came stock on my 2008 Tacoma. I sent photos to the manufacturer, and received replacements under the pro-rated warranty.

It wouldn’t hurt to do the same. You might get new tires out of it.
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#4599033 - 12/09/17 01:56 PM Re: Should I be concerned with these cracks? [Re: carguy996]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
That is what seems to happen to cheaper tires to me on a regular basis-the Hankooks on my xB have those tread cracks, and I had to retire a full set of Mastercraft Courser A/Ts on the Ram in my sig because of those cracks. The problem is not isolated to the Southwest, it's everywhere.
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