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Old June 4th, 2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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I have a set of 315/75/16 km2s 3 have about 55% one has about 70% and one has a blown sidewall with about 55% as well.

I need help deciding what the best plan for newer tires is or what you would do. I have a few options:

1. Put a tube in the one with the ruined sidewall and run until bald
2. Buy one brand new tire ditch the ruined one
3. Buy 3 new tires to run with the 70% tread one and keep the other best tire for the spare
4. Buy a set of 4 MTR Kevlars which are a little cheaper
5. Sell tires and wheels to get 15" beadlocks with a new set of tires. Tires for a 16" rim are $$$

Note this setup wont be ran on the road more than 5k a year and I plan on going bigger (axles, wheels, tires) within the next 2 years

Thanks in advance! -Cameron-

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Buy two km2's, use your 70% as a spare.
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Run the 4 tires you have now that are good... Find a matching size spare if you can...
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So have 2 good, 2 bad and a decent spare?

Thought about doing that and maybe grooving them because having 4 tires with only 55% sucks
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Tube it and run it till it blows again....then tube it again and add the handyman's secret weapon!!!
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