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Old 05-28-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Norm37 View Post
Information from Tire Rack recommends 4/32nds is replacement time.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and we get lots of rain and I will not let my tires get below 4/32nds.

Before watching this video I was one of the guys who used a penny to check tread depth.
I understand the logic behind the Tire Rack's recommendation and I do think it is a sound recommendation. The tires do not give optimal wet weather traction at 4/32nds or lower. However, in sunny South Florida I choose to replace when they are in the red zone which is 2/2nds or lower......I usually take them down the the bars or just above the bars. If I lived where you live then I would see it differently.
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