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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 10:25 PM
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When the cords start showing

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Tread depth gauge
I like this one
https://www.amazon.com/Godeson-88702...ad+depth+gauge

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a cheapie 10$ caliper from harbor freight.
can use it for other things like measuring rotors or brake pads.

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Are there any good guides or resources on how to measure tread? I'm at 25k miles and never had a rotation done, just bought a clicker torque wrench off amazon for 22 bucks
If you got a printer, here is a cutout tire depth gauge...

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pd...geDownload.pdf

or using coins you can measure off 2/32, 4/32, and 6/32...

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret....jsp?techid=51
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been using these past cpl yrs. bought one. lost it. bought another. found the first. lol Advance Auto Parts $3.00

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http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/v...FUeHswodGUQJKw
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just checked my tires they are 6/32 across the width so I guess I'll sit tight for now

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I swap out mine.... when I get yet another flat on the ones I have!

On my Jeeps, I don't know that I have ever ran a set of tires out of tread.
They fail in other ways (usually sidewalk punctures) well before tread life is an issue.


On my wife's vehicle though, I usually swap out when you can feel the wear, or you can feel slight slipping under wet road conditions.
As soon as she slips, it's new tires all around.

And when you get to know the guys at the Discount Tire around the corner by name... you know you're spending too much on tires.
3 personal vehicles.
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All with very high mile useage... and I buy a set of tires every 6-8 months.


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When the cords start showing
I think you're joking, but growing up poor, my mom would literally wait until the belt was showing.
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