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Thread: Why do Russian, Chinese, and NK military trucks have whitewall tires?

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    Its easier to see when a tire needs to be repaired with whitewall.

    However, many militaries with proper maintenance don't need them because they inspect them regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    cause they'r ridin dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post

    The tread width is marked on the sidewall. When the reading gets to "0" they know its time to change tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    The tread width is marked on the sidewall. When the reading gets to "0" they know its time to change tires!
    Its also easier to see damage they may take in a combat situation such as shrapnel.

    Easier to pull it out of white than black.

    Gunshots also show up better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Back in the day whitewalls here were so common all car tires were made with them. If you wanted tires without it, you had to pay to get the whitewall machined off.
    The simple solution is to install them inside out. People still do that with white letter tires if they prefer blackwalls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    The simple solution is to install them inside out. People still do that with white letter tires if they prefer blackwalls.
    I remember when the government got new tires for their G-car fleet and W-walls were cheaper for the deal.
    They were installed inside out to keep taxpayers from screaming!<G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I remember when the government got new tires for their G-car fleet and W-walls were cheaper for the deal.
    They were installed inside out to keep taxpayers from screaming!<G>

    Devil, I started off with some off-the-wall shit but didn't expect anyone else to join in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Back in the day whitewalls here were so common all car tires were made with them. If you wanted tires without it, you had to pay to get the whitewall machined off.
    Nah. Not many "unidirectional" treaded tires "back in the day" (not good to do with "unis")...just flipped them around to the black side. I hated whitewalls, always had them turned around. Just for shits and giggles, what do you consider "back in the day"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday13 View Post
    Nah. Not many "unidirectional" treaded tires "back in the day" (not good to do with "unis")...just flipped them around to the black side. I hated whitewalls, always had them turned around. Just for shits and giggles, what do you consider "back in the day"?
    Yeah, I don't know anyone that works on tires for shits and giggles.

    It must be one sorry ass life if that is a persons idea of fun.

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