Picking stones out of my tires...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Qbf594, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Am I the only one? I never see anyone else do it but it drives me nuts to see gravel chunks wedged in my tread. Sometimes I even get out a flathead screwdriver if they won't come out. New drive tires are way worse than my last truck.
    Is there any reason I should or should not indulge in my little OCD habit?
     
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  3. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    I think everyone has their little OCD habbits. I can fill the def tank Friday morning and still fill it Friday night when i get home. Just so that its full on Monday morning.
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Doesn't hurt. If you run offroad alot you will find it is not worth the time.
     
  5. Chinatown

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  6. homeskillet

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    I do it too. Not "full-on" ocd about it, but I'll yank 'em if I see 'em, especially the grey ones that are "probably a stone, but MIGHT be a nail".
     
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  7. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    I'm actually off road maybe 2-3x a month. These are mostly from the end of the paved areas at loading/unloading I think. Those gravel chunks are more sticky than the dirt road stuff lol
     
  8. scoobertdoo

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    Def tank, what's that???
     
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I seldom remove them, while my mentor was hot on the topic.
    But in 11 years out here I have not had a tire fail because of a pebble in the tread.

    I once did find a half of a bolt seal wedged into the tread that I was more worried about.
    That one got removed.
     
  10. special-k

    special-k Road Train Member

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    Tires will never fail from it. They can get "rock drilling" it's just another reason for the tire to get turned down for a casing credit. I've seen them go down till the cords were exposed from rock drilling. Never seen one fail from it though.
     
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