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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 7/22/2008 3:13:22 AM EST
Isn't there a penny test to check the depth of tread. Inspection is coming up and I don't know if I need 2 tires or 4, thanks.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:15:48 AM EST
I believe if you can see the top of Lincoln's head it's time for new tires.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:20:31 AM EST
There should be small ridges on the inside of the tread......wear indicators....

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:37:37 AM EST

I thought it was a quarter.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:39:13 AM EST
What about the wear bars?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:39:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By stockshift:

I thought it was a quarter.

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:40:49 AM EST
It is a a penny, or 3/32ths of an ince. There are wear bars going from side to side molded into the tread. If you can see a bar running sideways across the tread pattern, the tire is worn out and the PoPo can give you a ticket.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:14:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:16:56 AM EST
Use the wear bars for a reference. They are small bars located between the tread about every 6-8 inches or so. Generally about 3/32 tall. If they are below 3/32 then they need to be replaced for sure.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:27:56 AM EST
Thanks for the replies. Looks like I need 4 new tires.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:11:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By hoodonit00:
Thanks for the replies. Looks like I need 4 new tires.

You're usually better off with 4, anyway. Keep them rotated and they'll last longer.

The only exception to that is if the car is a POS. Hence why I spend tons of money on tires for my 2 Jeeps, but just wait until the tread starts to come apart on my '96 Nissan. $26 for 2 new tires, baby!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:12:25 PM EST
I've heard of people getting nearly new tires at u-pull it yards.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:04:22 PM EST
Just use the wear bars. My grandpa used a penny but now tire have built in wear inicators

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