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Unread 10-23-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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Tire Tread Depth

What is the legal minimum tire depth tread to pass inspection? Is it different between states? What would NY be?

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Unread 10-23-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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1/16 of an inch...the exact distance from the top of Abraham Lincoln's head to the edge of a penny.
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well, since your in NY, U could ask Hillary... she knows everything.


however... I'd go with LandRover's answer.



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I did she said it was because of the war in Iraq that my tires where worn down.

I then called Rudy Giuliani and he said my tire depth could not be below 9/11 of an inch in order to pass inspection.
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2/32 is the typical around here
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2/32 is the typical around here
That sounds a lot like 1/16
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That sounds a lot like 1/16

I prefer to look at it as 16/256.
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I certainly would rather be on 16 of something rather than a measly 1. Sounds much bigger that way and much safer also.

But yes it is 1/16th to be legal. No way I will let my tires get that bald before replacing them.
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im 95% sure here in Md it is 3/32nds
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Unread 10-23-2007, 04:09 PM   #10
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as long as the wear bars are not showing I think you are good.
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yeah, 2/32 is 1/16 but it's still measured in 32nds for whatever reason. atleast in NH
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yeah, 2/32 is 1/16 but it's still measured in 32nds for whatever reason. atleast in NH

That's because it's such a small state.
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yeah, 2/32 is 1/16 but it's still measured in 32nds for whatever reason. atleast in NH
Yup, it's industry standard -- and the wear bars are at 2/32 (passenger tires only; truck tires including LT do not have wear bars).
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Yup, it's industry standard -- and the wear bars are at 2/32 (passenger tires only; truck tires including LT do not have wear bars).
All the truck tires i've had and seen have had the wear bars.
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