|09-18-2011 12:08 PM|
These are the risks buying used tires. I've done it before, though from a local shop that sells them priced based on tread left, not brand or size. I try to buy new when I can, but when money's tight, you do what you can to keep on the road.
|09-18-2011 10:43 AM|
|Trad||I'm saving some money up and I'm going to buy new. 35's are a bit pricey, but when you have 7 inches of total lift you kind of need'em. I didn't want to use my Supper Swamper TSL's for the pavement so I had to by the BFG's.|
|09-18-2011 10:31 AM|
I had something similar happen but it was due to dryrott on the tires. They still looked like brand new, and 2 just started losing air. I dunked them in the pool, and found the sidewalls leaking. looked closer and it almost looked like razor cuts. I let them sit on a project for 1 1/2 years and this happened. I basically spent $975.00 for the BFG m/t's to throw them away less than 2 years later with maybe 6-7k miles on them
I have switched brands now
|09-18-2011 09:19 AM|
|jk'n||Sounds like some bad luck. I'm not into used rubber so I doubt I'll ever experience what you did. I like bargains though and for my JK I purchased a set of 16" steel pulloffs and put new studded winter tires on them. $125.00 for all five. Got em on Craig's list. Couldn't beat that with a stick. Hope you work it out with the guy you got the 4 from.|
|09-18-2011 08:51 AM|
Tire horror story
This is my story of what went on the other day. (in fact I'm still going through it) I bought some used tires (35x12.50x15 BFG A/T's) off of Craigslist. Long story somewhat shorter, After getting them mounted I went to work. When I got off of work I had a flat. I noticed that there was a slash in my tire that i did not notice when I bought them. So I called the dude I bought them from and explained to him what went on. He agreed to get me a different BFG A/T (He is still looking for one today) I found a used one on Craigslist that I could use for a spare. Well that one did not hold air ether. So I was pissed about it, I got my money back from him after I shoved the tire up his rear end. Then I went out a bought a new one for $240 (pretty good for a new one)
The point of the story is, don't buy a tire "off-rim" because it may not hold air. I have wasted 2 days of driving and $40 in gas for nothing. The guy I bought the 4 BFG's from is a cool guy and all, but I wished he would have checked out the tire to make sure it held air. ....and on my part I should have checked the tires out a little more than I did. I know I'll be doing that next time. It has been VERY frustrating!!