My recaps

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by WREN, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. WREN

    WREN Light Load Member

    Jul 17, 2017
    Florida panhandle
    Ok, I have super singles. I was going to run them as long as I felt I could and then switch to duals. It looks like one is starting to seperate (see pic). Yalll think it's bad or keep going? 20191109_122115.jpg
  2. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas

    You are fixing to head into winter this upcoming week.

    We don't know for sure what we are gonna get, having to travel and all that. Ugh... might have to break out the chains and 4x4...

    Once a tire wants to blow up it starts peeling slowly just like that until it finds something worth wriggling into a bomb like situation.
  4. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Are these recaps? And how much tread depth do thy have overall?
  5. WREN

    WREN Light Load Member

    Jul 17, 2017
    Florida panhandle
    They are recaps and they have a good bit of tread on them still. I'm loading up my wheels now to take them to loves to get my duals mounted so I can get rid of these super singles
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  6. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Good idea.
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  7. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Your problem isn’t really super singles. Recap tires whether on singles or duals tend to fall apart eventually.

    I personally plan on switching to super singles at some point to increase my MPGs and to be about 1,000 lighter, which will be nice as I won’t have to worry much about being overweight. On top of that, I’ll be carrying a spare and have all the tools to maintain, replace, and fix the tires.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  8. Working2party

    Working2party Medium Load Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Cap is loosing, cappers say 1 1/2” before they warranty. So if you scan slide a knife or screwdriver in 1 1/2” get it off. If it’s a solid 1” i use a knife and make it warrantable!!!

    It’s hard to tell from a picture, but it could be the seal they put on the edge of the cap that came off. If this is the case I’ve found they are good to run, just monitor them closely.
    sealevel, PE_T and spsauerland Thank this.
  9. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    We run recaps like this at my company all day long. When you run recap tires, this is the state they deteriorate into.

    If a tire like this really catches my eye during a pre/post trip inspection, I'll poke a flathead screwdriver under it to gauge the severity of the separation. It's never more than a few millimeters.

    The moral of the story is that recaps will blow up without much warning leaving bulges on tank fenders from the fast-whipping tire tread, or damage them more severely.

    When that happens, slow quickly, then ride the shoulder 30 plus miles to have the tire replaced at the closest truck stop.
  10. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Heavy Load Member

    May 18, 2017
    Yeah those recaps look like they’re fixing to spit the thread out. And it never happens on a good day either on 100 degree weather in the desert, or 15 below in a windy town near the Chicago area.
    PE_T Thanks this.
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