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When to replace stock Forteras tires?

My Limited is an 06 but only has 25k miles on it. Been driven about 37 months. However, I've heard tires will start to rot after 3 years. The paint on the "Fortera" is a little faded and worn looking but the tread looks deep enough to keep going. Should I replace now or wait? We're taking it on a week long vacation and probably will drive a 500-600 miles each way..
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If I recall right you should be fine till your tires get to the 6+ year mark.

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Six to seven years, 3/32" tread depth remaining.

Dry rot (cracks in the rubber) OK as long as it does not go deep (open crack, see cording material, looks like fine wire or rope). That tire is unsafe at that point.

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You should replace the forteras as soon as you get home from the dealership.


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You should replace the forteras as soon as you get home from the dealership.
Well, if money were not a concern, I would agree with CommanderChaos. However, follow Robby's advice but when the time comes, you may want a more agressive tire and a little larger tire as well.

But I say, use them up first.

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You should replace the forteras as soon as you get home from the dealership.
That's a good one!! That was the first thing I did too.

The general rule is replace tires at 7 years past the manu. date stamp regardless of how they look. That's especially true for trucks and large RV's where a lot of weight (and/or your life) rides on the tires.

As for the Jeep, you might push beyond that date since there isn't 17,500 lbs. on the rear axle like I have in my Safari motorcoach, but... you're still living on borrowed time after seven years.

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I have 38k on my 06 and the forteras are down to the wear marks. Im geting new tires this week. I think they are rated 40 or 50k. Not sure on that though.
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You should replace the forteras as soon as you get home from the dealership.
CommanderChaos. On my 07 XK I replaced the Goodforayears at 25,000 miles. My 06 XK still has the originals on it and they only have 18,000 miles on them now. I do want to replace them before the winter with an all terrain tire.

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My Limited is an 06 but only has 25k miles on it. Been driven about 37 months. However, I've heard tires will start to rot after 3 years. The paint on the "Fortera" is a little faded and worn looking but the tread looks deep enough to keep going. Should I replace now or wait? We're taking it on a week long vacation and probably will drive a 500-600 miles each way..


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