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Old 07-21-2004, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default bald tires

I am buying a set of used rims and tires. However the tires are pretty bald. About 1 to 5 mm of tread left. will running more people in the car increase the chance of a blowout?
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:28 PM   #2
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As long as the belts are not showing oyu should be ok, but you'll want to change them asap.
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:15 PM   #3
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The direct answer to your question: Yes. With everything else equal, increasing the load makes it more likely to fail. How much more likely? That's a tougher question.

You can improve your chances with air pressure. Make sure it's well inflated. The worst thing you can do to a tire is put a bunch of weight in the car and then run it without enough air.
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