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dry rot #5435937 05/22/20 02:10 PM
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Guess I drive like an old man, so my brother tells me LOL

I rotate my tires(all 5) religiously every 5K..... they have close to 30K and not much wear....

had these(BFG KO2's) installed at the stealership 4+ years ago and the young guys who worked there kept 2 of the old tires(older BFG's) that had almost 50K wink

anything on the market I could apply to the sidewalls to help slow down the dry rot ?

thanks Cheers2

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They are probably running hot. How much air pressure you running. If your door says 35 and you truck came with a P meteric tire you need to increase the pressure. I have a 1/2 to 4wd truck BFGoodrich consumer affairs said to run 44lbs

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Re: dry rot [Re: phillyFX4] #5436022 05/22/20 04:22 PM
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Do those Tire Shine sprays pull the oils out of the tires speeding up the dry rot ? ? ?
I've never used them (I'm to cheap).

OP, do you park in a garage ? / that would help.

I had 103,000 miles on my first set of tires / I admit I ran them too long.
The second set I may get 65,000.

OP - Get yourself a Digital Tire Pressure Gage if you don't already have one.
There great for adding or removing air / quick and easy.

When I check my tire pressure, I fill out a Spread-Sheet along with the Temperature.
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Re: dry rot [Re: phillyFX4] #5436049 05/22/20 04:48 PM
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running BFG TA/KO2's 285/65/18's load range E

usually run them at btwn 50 and 60 psi …..

they're close to 32K miles now

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Soap and water is really all you should use. Many of the products people put on the sidewalls to protect the rubber actually do the opposite. Tires already have anti-ozonants and anti-oxidants formulated in the rubber.


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Re: dry rot [Re: phillyFX4] #5436229 05/22/20 08:45 PM
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Get some 303 aerospace UV protectant. "It's like sunscreen for your stuff".


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Re: dry rot [Re: phillyFX4] #5436245 05/22/20 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyFX4

anything on the market I could apply to the sidewalls to help slow down the dry rot ?

thanks Cheers2


Stop buying tires made by Michelin... the king of dry rot. (hint: Michelin owns BFG)


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Re: dry rot [Re: stroked93] #5436276 05/22/20 09:55 PM
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Putting some goop on the sidewalls is a major gamble, besides by the time the sidewall gets dry rot cracks, the tread has hardened and will be less safe for ice or rain. If treated well, you shouldn't have excessive dry rot for at least the first 6 years.

There are 3 main things for tires kept on the vehicle - besides the obvious of proper inflation level, but it is unlikely that you need more than 40PSI unless you're hauling loads or these tires are smaller than the factory tires.

1) Try to park where there is not direct sun, for example out in the open facing north or south with unobstructed sun from east or west. If you do this in your driveway at home, or at work every day, expect shorter life before dryrot.

2) Don't let it sit undriven for long periods of time. Driving spreads the lubricants and protectants around and to the surface of the tire.

3) Use only mild soap to wash them, similar to what you'd use on the paint to not strip wax away. Do not use those super strong spray-on wheel cleaners either unless you know what is in them and are sure it is 100% compatible with tire rubber. Of course they (manufacturer) would say it is but that doesn't make it true. If it lifts grime off your wheels better than mild soap solution does, odds are very high that it's worse on your tires.

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I had 103,000 miles on my first set of tires


what kind of tires ?

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Originally Posted by phillyFX4
Guess I drive like an old man, so my brother tells me LOL

I rotate my tires(all 5) religiously every 5K..... they have close to 30K and not much wear....

had these(BFG KO2's) installed at the stealership 4+ years ago and the young guys who worked there kept 2 of the old tires(older BFG's) that had almost 50K wink

anything on the market I could apply to the sidewalls to help slow down the dry rot ?

thanks Cheers2

Keep them out of the sun. That's about all you can do. U/V protectors do more harm than good.

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cheers

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I had 103,000 miles on my first set of tires


what kind of tires ?

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Originally Posted by mrsilv04
Originally Posted by phillyFX4

anything on the market I could apply to the sidewalls to help slow down the dry rot ?

thanks Cheers2


Stop buying tires made by Michelin... the king of dry rot. (hint: Michelin owns BFG)


LOL

“Our tires wear so well that dry rot is more of a concern than mileage.” Sounds like a TERRIBLE problem to have.

New formulations haven’t had quite the dry rot problems of old.

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