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Most readers would probably agree that the 7.50-16 Guardian Premium Nylon tube-type rear tires were due for replacement, but we were more afraid of the split rims, though the severely rotted valve stems seemed like a reasonable safety valve, likely to let go any second, and without any harm to bystanders. Unfortunately for us cheapskates, Interco doesn't make enough "bad" tires, so we only had three of the cosmetic blems by the time the pickup hit the road.

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