and now I know why things felt weirdly wobbly in the back. I thought, huh, maybe those old air shock are softening up, or something is finally giving out in the steering and causing a pendulum effect in the back.
Well, I was driving slow though stoplight to stoplight traffic, and trying to think out the problem... I went about 5 miles, and on the way back, about 1/2 way, a sudden flap flap flappity flap.
SO, am I to blame BFG for making a tire that has less life than barnfinds enjoy? Or applaud them for building the tire in a way that kept it from having a blowout?
I was thinking about that as I SLOWLY drove back, burrito forgotten while wondering (after pulling over and looking at the issue) if it would make it, or blow out, or leak out.
On one hand, I had wanted to have a tire smoke out before replacing these tires that are plenty low on tread (but I rarely drive the car anymore, it's 6 bucks a gallon for 100 octane avgas, and 10-12 mpg goes through a lot more than I've been able to afford for a long time) but I figured I had years before I'd need to replace them, I went 40 miles in all of last year.
Well, I think I've had these back tires for 13 or 14 years now, but probably only about 10 thousand miles. Time to replace them