rberq wrote:Knock on wood -- but I have not had a flat from a nail in many many years, except when my tires were almost down to the wear bars. I don't know if that is just good luck, or if the tread is lots harder to penetrate when it is thicker.
I would say my luck is just the opposite, new tires seem to pick up nails, screws in the tread faster and more flats with new tires. I had a set of tires I bought new that were between 5-6 years old, good tread but starting to dry rot and crack. I had one that the tread separated from the inner cords just like a retread, but they were not retreads. This took place on the interstate at 65+ mph, and that will get your attention quick.
Bent my tail pipe and ruined the 1/4 pannel on the truck, Heavy duty 8 or 10 ply tires. THEY DON'T make tires like they used too, when I was young, I bought alot of used tires ,age of tire
,but they held up !!!