How Much Useful Life left??

Submitted: Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 20:17
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Evening All,

I was having a close look at my Muddies the other day and wondered how many trips are left in them.They have taken the 100 too many places on this great land without issue but for how much longer? they have done about 55k of varied roads and have 6 to 7 mm left on them but are cut/chipped up quite badly now.minor cuts and abrasions in the walls too, i think i will get at least another one out of them( looking at Cape York and CSR next) but done want to push the proverbial envelope too far.as i said to date not a single drama with them but i think it is nearly time to retire them but i dont think the Kumho A/Ts are up to what had been dished out to the ProCompsImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 20:19

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 20:19
plus who still bothers with 2 sets as it is a pain in the bum swapping them around?
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 07:49

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 07:49
Down to 3 sets now , got it down to 1/2 hour to change the 4 wheels , and its a pain.

The tyres have a lot more life in the ones that didn't stop me slipping off the hill on weekend , but one reason I kept sets of tyres is so that you can take a new set on a big trip and run the old ones out around town.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 06:21

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 06:21
Paul how old are the tyres? From the looks of them, if they are 5 years old or more, I'd be replacing them, especially if you are planning a major trip like the Canning or Cape York. I wouldn't be taking the chance.

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 20:10

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 20:10
Yeh Mick they are 6 this year. i bought them in october 03. if i had of reached the Cape last year(halted due to broken crankshaft) it would have been the last hoorah for them,i then would use them as camper trailer wheels and 2 spares so i can retire my 2 BFG muddies that are 14 years old!!!
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:02

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:02
If you have to ask the question you obviously have some doubts about their ability at this stage of their life....

To me that means that they are ready to be retired for a brand spanking new set to take their place..

Put em on ebay and get a couple of $$ back... you never know who will want them.
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:03

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:03
50+% worn and chipped and you want them to do a cape run ??
Twas mine I,d only keep them for beach work , nothing else.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 20:12

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 20:12
they nearly did it too! except the rest of the car wasn't up to it!!
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 16:42

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 16:42
90% of tyre truoble happens when you try and get the last 10% of the tyres life.
Buy a new set for the trip, run these out around town, sooner or later, you are up for some more anyway.
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Follow Up By: Chev-Patrol 6.5 V8 D - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 21:05

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 21:05
Dead set right....... they've done their job very well, but it's time they were replaced.....
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