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MoonWriter
01-13-2010, 05:03 AM
<TABLE class=ecxMsoNormalTable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; PADDING-TOP: 0in" vAlign=top><TABLE class=ecxMsoNormalTable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; PADDING-TOP: 0in" vAlign=top><TABLE class=ecxMsoNormalTable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; PADDING-TOP: 0in" vAlign=top><TABLE class=ecxMsoNormalTable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; PADDING-LEFT: 0in; PADDING-RIGHT: 0in; PADDING-TOP: 0in" vAlign=top>Car tires - boring, right? Yeah, but for your safety, check this out. I forwarded this to my immediate family, but let's face it, it ain't funny, sexy, or thought-provoking, so I debated whether or not I should post it here. I think my AW family is worth it.



http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897 (http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897)
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Silver King
01-13-2010, 05:24 AM
Moon, are you sure this thread title is correct? The "email" part threw me off, unless you mean you've emailed this video to others.

If you'd like, we can tweak the title so that it's more specific to the topic of this discussion, which might help draw more views than the current heading.

We can also leave it the way it is if you prefer.

LOG
01-13-2010, 06:16 AM
No new information for me...

MoonWriter
01-13-2010, 07:43 AM
SK, I received the video link in an email. If it's confusing, please feel free to change it. :)

Silver King
01-13-2010, 07:47 AM
SK, I received the video link in an email. If it's confusing, please feel free to change it. :)
How about, Your car tires can kill you, if they haven't already.

Now that's a snappy sounding thread title that will get people's attention, I think.

MoonWriter
01-13-2010, 07:51 AM
Works for me. Thanks.

Silver King
01-13-2010, 08:01 AM
Works for me. Thanks.
We'll try the new title for now, and please keep in mind that we can change it back any time you'd like or try another title you prefer down the road.

MoonWriter
01-13-2010, 08:22 AM
Down the road - that's good. :roll: Thanks for the offer, SK, but people will "tire the change." Anyway, if most are like LOG, it's no new info. I thought there were more people like me who know little more about cars than how to fuel them.

Cassiopeia
01-13-2010, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the link MW. I hadn't heard about this but I'll be sure to pass it along.

AryaT92
01-13-2010, 10:04 AM
Can't see video, care to summarize?

Danalynn
01-19-2010, 05:25 AM
Thanks for the link.

I had never heard of this either and had always wondered what those numbers meant. Very, very interesting!

I'm really glad you shared this, and I'll be sure to pass it along.

William Haskins
01-19-2010, 05:28 AM
How about, Your car tires can kill you, if they haven't already.

i would like to hear from those readers who have been killed by their tires already.

semilargeintestine
01-19-2010, 05:32 AM
Zombies are no joke. I'm certain that after the zombie apocalypse, the first ones attacked will be the car and tire companies followed shortly by cell phone companies.

Brutal Mustang
01-19-2010, 05:34 AM
i would like to hear from those readers who have been killed by their tires already.

Wouldn't we all?

Yeshanu
01-19-2010, 05:40 AM
I wasn't killed, obviously, but I know what it's like to lose the tread from my tires at highway speed. Not fun at all.

And if any of you folks drive with "all season radials," they aren't good in any season except summer past about 30k. I bought a car with 24K mileage, and had to replace the tires at 42K, which is nowhere near what the manufacturers say even cheap tires should last.

Tepelus
01-19-2010, 06:19 AM
I had tires on the cargo van I drove that lasted over 100,000 mostly highway miles, the tread was getting pretty well worn, though. They were the original factory tires. Oh, how I don't miss those driving days.