Posted by David on October 18, 1997 at 11:32:37:
In Reply to: Re: Uniroyal Laredo or BFGoodrich A/T?????? posted by Mike Libeer on October 17, 1997 at 22:49:12:
I respect your comments based on your expirience and years dealing with "scrap tires" as you described. But a generalized comment regarding tire separation is a bit antiquaited. Yes some brands are of better quality that others, but todays tire technology has brought the industry in general to a point where "tire separations" as you may have known them years ago are not a common finding. Usually there are causes of tire "problems" realted to the application. Either load carring capacities not matched with vehicle or job, tire neglect or mis -use. Underinflation, improper repair or no reapir when necassary are some of the causes of what are labeling "tire separation". It is just fact that a tire today is not likely of "separating" all by itself. Now, with different qaulities of individual brands, sometimes a cause of a problem will be realized more quickly because of a particular brand and it's components and or construction process that don't offer the tire any extra durability or resistance to failure.
With that in mind, your comments brand specific and recomendations can be justified. Michelin, Dunlop and Bridgestone would come to mind as better than average in this areas.
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