Do my tires have flat spots?


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Old 02-27-21, 01:47 AM
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Do my tires have flat spots?

After my pickup has sat unused for 3 years I find myself needing to put the tires on to another pickup. But I'm worried that those tires will have flat spots (and thus be ruined) after all that time of sitting in one spot. Whats your opinion?
 
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Old 02-27-21, 02:08 AM
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Today's tires aren't as bad as tires of yrs past. Do you have to remount them or can you test them out on their current rims? Have you checked them for weather checks? Have they been fully inflated the whole time they sat?
 
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Old 02-27-21, 07:47 AM
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Like Mark, I would be more concerned with "checking", or cracks in the sidewalls than with the possibility of flat spots. With them inflated to spec, give them a thorough visual inspection for cracks, bulges, etc.
 
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Old 02-27-21, 01:16 PM
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I find all my tires on my toys have flat spots in the spring, they go away when they get hot, it's not permeniate!
 
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Old 02-27-21, 01:58 PM
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The bigger problem is usually that long dormant tires tend to accumulate water inside, and THAT messes with the tire balance, especially in winter when you've got a slab of ice in the tire.
 
 

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