Part of the dynamic of owning a dozen cars (more than most normal people, but fewer than a bona fide collector) is that I relentlessly try and contain the maintenance costs of the fleet. This often results in my driving on worse rubber than I should. I know, I know—safety above all things. I certainly don’t go out of my way to do things I know to be unsafe, but like most people, I sometimes learn life’s lessons by getting slapped a few times.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/15/used-wheels-and-tires