Tread Depth

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by GrahamC200Sport, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. GrahamC200Sport

    GrahamC200Sport New Member

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    Please don't take offence at the cross post to another site, but with my old fav. Benzsport and now our very own UK forum, I don't know where to post first! &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>


    Aquaplain/Tread depth post

    I am wondering when you guys replace your tyres?

    The legal minimum is 1.6mm, which I have never gone down to.

    The indicator bar is at 2mm, and when I am nearing this on any section of the tyre I normally have the pair replaced.

    However, having moved house, I find that my new local territory has many roads which drain very poorly and I have suffered from bad aquaplaining.

    My fronts are on about 3-3.5mm (4 absolute max), (they got moved to the front from the rear at my last service), am I being wastefull to replace now?

    What do you guys do?
     
  2. fuzzer

    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    I change them just above the indicator bar if summer and higher in winter. But my tyres are only £65 fitted each ..
     
  3. Guy

    Guy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm in Manchester, where aquaplaning is just part of going to work...

    I change mine when I can tell they've gone off in the wet.
    I reckon its cheaper to pay for the tyres than lose my NCD.
     
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