Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th May 2015, 11:17   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
cool_dube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,183
Thanked: 368 Times
Default re: Tyre life-span dilemma

Hi folks,

My 2009 Safari EX 4x4 is just about completing 6 years now with ~45K kms on the odo. While the stock Bridgestone Duelers are doing their job diligently (have not had a single puncture or skid so far), the wear is even, and tread still seems to have life, I am apprehensive about the age factor! How do I decide if the time has indeed come to change the footwear for my truck?

Thanks in advance...
cool_dube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2015, 13:08   #17
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pune
Posts: 521
Thanked: 450 Times
Default Re: Tyre life-span dilemma

Quote:
Originally Posted by cool_dube View Post
Hi folks,

My 2009 Safari EX 4x4 is just about completing 6 years now with ~45K kms on the odo. While the stock Bridgestone Duelers are doing their job diligently (have not had a single puncture or skid so far), the wear is even, and tread still seems to have life, I am apprehensive about the age factor! How do I decide if the time has indeed come to change the footwear for my truck?

Thanks in advance...
Experts on Team-BHP have suggested tyre change after 5-6 years even if there is adequate tread depth left. This is because the rubber turns hard in the course of time; irrespective of the amount of running.

I have around 35% tread depth left (before wear indicator) after 44000 km on odo on my 2011 SX4 Zxi. I measured the tread depth with a vernier caliper and calculations show that I can run these tyres till 64000 km. Tyres balanced and aligned from time to time, air pressure maintained. And, whenever the situation forced me to brake hard, the tyre maintained the grip, ABS did not come into picture. So, at least till 2016, I am thinking to continue with these tyres. After that, I will check the tyre hardness and decide.

If you have any contacts in the general rubber industry, you can check the tyre hardness with a meter. If the hardness is more than 70 on Shore A scale, change the tyres. New tyres have harness of 60 Shore A.

Last edited by Rahul Bhalgat : 17th May 2015 at 13:10.
Rahul Bhalgat is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Life's like that: Real life anecdotes. Sam Kapasi Shifting gears 533 8th December 2017 23:19
Apollo launches Amazer 4G Life - Claimed life of 100,000 kms Tushar Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 12 26th June 2016 18:39
Biggest dilemma of my life : Hyosung GT650R or Kawasaki Ninja 650R? rishabh.asthana Superbikes & Imports 28 3rd February 2012 19:52
launch of a newer model in a short span Rameshdude The Indian Car Scene 12 19th April 2010 16:34


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:18.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks