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Posted: 4/29/2012 6:59:23 PM EST
I just bought a 70 CJ5 that has tires with very few miles on them, but very weather checked. Anyone know of a way to repair them, or is it a lost cause?

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Posted: 4/29/2012 7:04:16 PM EST
No. Replace them. They're a safety hazard.


Dry rotted/weather checked sidewalls are a serious structural issue.


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Posted: 4/29/2012 7:04:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By mknherhappy:
I just bought a 70 CJ5 that has tires with very few miles on them, but very weather checked. Anyone know of a way to repair them, or is it a lost cause?

Thank you,


Vaseline will help a bit. But honestly replace them.
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Posted: 4/29/2012 7:07:53 PM EST
Duct tape and copious amounts of rim bead sealer applied everywhere on the tire will have those tires good as new.
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