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Old August 26th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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I bought some new tires for my rig and have some tread separation on 1 of them. The manufacture said they would cover it under warranty + shipping, but I need to pay for the new tire upfront and once I send in the dot tags they will credit my card. How do I remove both tags and salvage the tire to use as a trail spare?
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Old August 26th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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You don't. They will want the hole depth of rubber.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Or take the dot off another old tire..
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Those numbers need to match the info they have on file. It will be obvious to them if it's a number of some old shitty tire and not the one they built.
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What kind of tire is it. Treadwright ?
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They will prolly want the whole thickness of the tire sidewall, that way the tire is no.good, but you may be able to boot it and run a tube in it as a "get me out of a trail spare"
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When I turned an Iroc in for warranty I had to cut a solid piece that included the bead, sidewall, and tread. It looked like a horseshoe shape. It was ship them the whole tire or that. Either way they want to make sure you don't have a usable tire.
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I was told by the cs rep that I could take a skim pass on the dot number. I won't ever use the tire on the road again but it will be nice to have a full size trail spare. I will see what happens with a torch and a hot knife
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