How scam artists make old tires look new

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  1. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Here's How Scam Artists Make Dangerous Old Tires Look Like New
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    Cutting corners is a way of life for many shady elements in the car community. For them, if it looks the part, it's ready to sell off to an unsuspecting victim customer. Here's one way that professional scam artists create new-looking tires from worn out tires.

    I'm sure I don't need to say this, but what the people in this video are doing is very, very dangerous. It should by no means be used as a method of giving your tires a new lease on life. Tires are a wear item, and need to be replaced when their time is up.



    What these guys are essentially doing is stripping away all the rubber from the face of the tire and leaving it uncovered. This leaves the tire much more exposed to punctures and blowouts, not to mention that the "eyeball" method of cutting tires doesn't really make for the most consistent performance. Do not try this at home, or anywhere else. This is stupid.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    :(. One burnout and those would be toast!! That is terrible! :mad:
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Yeah no kiddin
     
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    Only tammie would think of doing a burn out with these
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Lol. I bet they are really cheap!!! We have one of THOSE tire stores down the road. I bought tires from them once for my Caddy. I was driving in the freeway and my tire flew off the rim and passed the car!! scared the bejesus outta me!!!! Never going with cheap tires again! :eek:
     
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    I think I will just get them from tire rack...Or belle tire,, with a warranty, I don't need any flying tires
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Crooks!
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    TRUE THAT, BROTHER! I'm not going back to a Shady a Tire Shop ever again! I get a discount at Les Schwab, I'm sticking with them. :)
     
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    New or nothing
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a plan!
     
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    Umm that's the only plan,,, Have you ever had a tire come apart on you while driving, it will tear a car up
     
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    I was really lucky that it just flew right off the rim and I got over immediately. The tire hit a big truck, but caused no damage, thank goodness! Learned a very valuable lesson!o_O
     

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