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popstop785 08-25-2010 02:25 AM

Tires falling apart :/
 
I have 33's BFGoodrich T/A KO tires on Stock 17in wheels. (I have a picture in my Jeep profile). The rear tires are actually falling apart (I've owned them for just over a year). There are chunks falling off and it's starting to look bad. I do nothing out of the ordinary. To me ordinary is the occasional offroading in the desert. Not as much as I would and not as hard as to overheat my Auto tranny in 110F degree weather.

I will get some pictures of them as soon as the sun come back up so everyone can see what I am talking about. So I guess my question is, why? Why are the tires falling apart? Is it something I am doing? I don't know what I could possibly be doing that could shred tires like that, even more so when, sadly, the majority of my driving is on city streets. :confused:

JDsDream 08-25-2010 07:33 AM

What PSI are you running? Are you airing down before hitting the sand and airing back up before hitting the pavement again? It is really hard to say without actually seeing them and even then it might be tough to diagnose.

popstop785 08-25-2010 11:43 AM

When you say sand do you mean like beach sand or really soft dirt? What I normally ride in is your standard desert dirt and rocks. I had some silent armor good year tires on my last 06 Jeep and never had a problem. I think I pushed those tires harder than the one I have now.

The PSI... it's been the same since the tires have been put on. I suppose they use the nitro air stuff in them. The little tire pressure warning light has never come on but once which I think was a fluke as it only flashed for a few seconds and hasn't been back.
I'm heading out to take some pics right now.

Ibuildembig 08-25-2010 11:50 AM

Yeah I have seen that with BFG's around here on different vehicles....exactly why I am not a fan of anything they make :) Sorry to hear your having the problem too

ESP 08-25-2010 11:54 AM

Dry Rot?

popstop785 08-25-2010 12:07 PM

Well the insurance on the tires should cover replacements. I wonder if they would just trade me out some silent armor tires instead and prorate the difference... worth looking into. Either way, I get new tires... I just want to avoid the same thing happening over again.

I have a younger brother that has the same tires but almost a year longer than me. He has had them on a 4x4 F-150 for nearly the whole time and just recently moved them over to a new 2x4 F-150 he just got. The tires look flawless and they have seen more miles put on them than mine. More towing traveling etc. and they look great.

4Jeepn 08-25-2010 12:12 PM

what is the DOT date for production on the tires? should be 4 digit code in a box on the side wall.

Mr. Sinister 08-25-2010 12:14 PM

it's pretty rare to see a whole set of tires be defective, but it does happen. dodge did a recall on the crap continentals they put on the LX cars, that were wearing out in 15,000 miles.
have you had your alignment checked?

popstop785 08-25-2010 12:15 PM

Front tires are mostly fine. There are a few chunks missing but hardly noticeable.
Front tire:
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020084.jpg
Rear tire:
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020079.jpg


http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020086.jpg
The pieces fall off like this, but just all over on the tread:
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020082.jpg

popstop785 08-25-2010 12:18 PM

My Jeep has 25k miles on it and I have rotated the tires once since I got them a year ago (I checked the purchase date.. it was 8/13/2009) so it was around 15k i'm pretty sure, but I don't know for sure.

Alignment is good. I haven't had a problem with that yet. Then again the only big modification I have made to my Jeep has been the tires.

ESP 08-25-2010 12:21 PM

That looks like there drying out bad.. You can just pull pieces off = you need new tires pronto. Not safe.

popstop785 08-25-2010 12:37 PM

But why are they drying out? Granted, I live in a desert but it seems to be pulling apart like monkey bread. I guess they are just crap tires. Maybe they will let me switch to the silent armors... I really liked those even if they didn't look as rugged as I would like. At least they worked really well.

4Jeepn 08-25-2010 12:49 PM

It appears the rear tire(s) might have too much air pressure, as the center of the tire is worn more than the fronts are. Again what is the date of mfg on the tires..

popstop785 08-25-2010 01:03 PM

I'm at work right now, but I can get the mfg date when I hit up my lunch break along with the tire pressure. Also, the pressure is what Discount Tire set it at when they installed them... I believe so anyway. And what sets off the tire pressure warning light on the console? DId changing the tires change the sensor?

bobjenkins 08-25-2010 01:21 PM

strange I had the same prob a couple years ago on same tires on my pickup, bad dry roting, I was driving to work one day and planning to get new tires the next and had a flat, so I changed the spare andd about 20 min down the road boom , boom two more flats . I live in az desert

popstop785 08-25-2010 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 741636)
strange I had the same prob a couple years ago on same tires on my pickup, bad dry roting, I was driving to work one day and planning to get new tires the next and had a flat, so I changed the spare andd about 20 min down the road boom , boom two more flats . I live in az desert

That is totally not what I wanted to hear. I was going to wait until this weekend to take it in and have them replaced... I've got a date and family coming into town the next few days... hmmm... wonder if I can juggle things around a bit. safe tires are more important than everything else (except the date of course ;) ) .

popstop785 08-25-2010 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 741567)
what is the DOT date for production on the tires? should be 4 digit code in a box on the side wall.

Okay I got it.
DOT BEBF UH11

4Jeepn 08-25-2010 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by popstop785 (Post 741816)
Okay I got it.
DOT BEBF UH11

should be a box of just numbers: for example 3208 would mean they were produced in the 32nd week of 2008 etc..

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Q...120464.jpg&t=1

popstop785 08-25-2010 03:56 PM

Yeah, I found that part and there wasn't a 4 digit number. The UH11 is where is ends. I have taken pics of all the number around the sidewall. Maybe I am missing it since I am a newbie. :redface:

I used this as a guide Tire Sizes (and other sidewall information) - Discount Tire Direct

Anyway here is the sidewall:
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020087.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020094.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/P1020093.jpg

rebelOR 08-30-2010 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by popstop785
Front tires are mostly fine. There are a few chunks missing but hardly noticeable.
Front tire:

Rear tire:

The pieces fall off like this, but just all over on the tread:

I had a set of those on my 01 Tj n they did the same thing only on the back the rubber is just too soft n since the front tires don't pull all the time I think it chews the back ones up and I had flats ALL the time !!!

Really bad tires never could trust em I swapped on a set of mud tires don't remember the brand but they worked great n lasted forever


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