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Old 05-27-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Is this normal tire wear?

Around 19,000 km and I've noticed large chunks missing from the tires. Is this an effect of volcanic rock? I don't drive over that a lot, but crossing some is unavoidable. I don't think it could be caused by sand, but perhaps I'm wrong. Or is this normal off off-road wear?

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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and.. Who makes these tires?.. cause that defiantly not normal.. I would seriously think about getting something a little more aggressive according to your driving habits..

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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Looks like Bridgestones.. and NO, that's not normai.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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It definitely doesn't look normal, never had this on my TJ or JK, looks like bad tires.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #5

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Old 05-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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For one I was going to mention the fact where Abdul-Hakeem lives and drives.. not the best of conditions or the greatest ability to access great or even good parts or services.. Tires included.. With a jeep that young or the tires that new.. I would take them back and show the manager..
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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I work at a coal mine where service trucks (f-250's) drive offroad 99% of the time. That pattern looks like just what we have. Alot of dirt driving through small rocks and other sharp surfaces.

I had a 2010 dodge ram 3/4 with the cummins and my bfg all terrains only gave me 13,000 miles.

Doesnt seem like you drive offroad that much though.
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That tire sort of reminds me of that pair of L.L. beans boots I took back.. seems the compound wasn't formed correctly.. and L.L. bean said get yourself a new pair.. and I did.. Life time warranty.. So far this third pair is lasting a bit longer then normal.. Anyway.. Just wanted to add.. @Abdul-Hakeem can you take a picture of the date code thats located on those tires and post it here?.. Then tell me how long you've had these tires on your Jeep.. They look like an inferior compound just like my boots.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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Thanks very much everyone. After nmdriver's post, I checked with other people who know off-road driving in Saudi well, one British and one Yemeni, they both agree that it's caused by the sand plus the sharp rocks we have. I go out in my Jeep 2-4 times a week with 2-4 hours off-road driving each time. I think this rate is relatively high, so no tires I ever buy will probably last the normal life.

I checked the date on the tires, they are from the end of 2010. I put the spare tire in place of the most heavily damaged one, and I should be okay for another month or so, God willing. By the way, the jack is not that nice...

My final plan is to buy relatively inexpensive AT tires since I'll have to replace them maybe every 8 months. It's better than driving the Jeep less.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:10 PM   #10
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Oh, and these are the stock Dueler H/T tires.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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Different tires and different rubber compounds. Do some research and find out which ones will hold up to your particular terrain best. IMO cheaper is not the way too go.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:50 PM   #12
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Those tires look exactly like what would happen if you put a piece of rubber compound in an industrial sand blaster or shot peen process.

I'm thinking it isn't the sand so much as the speed that is being driven across the sand. Interesting!
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I was going to ask if you have been letting a teenager drive your Jeep.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #14
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Some tires are known to chunck worse than others. Pro Comp comes to mind. Also it varies by region and terrain. My advice would be to research which tire would last the longest for your needs, cheap isn't the way to go. Hook up with some avid Jeepers or off roaders in your area and see what they run.


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