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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:22 AM
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Aged Tires, A Hazard!

This is a must see. It tells you how to check the age of your tires and how dangerous old tires are.

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4826897

Hope it helps.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Yeah Ron made fun of me but the first thing I did on Janey was get new tires. Tread was fine but they were dry rotted.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Yeah Ron made fun of me but the first thing I did on Janey was get new tires. Tread was fine but they were dry rotted.
They were Ron good.

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Old July 26th, 2009, 09:07 AM
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I often question the integrity of the rubber on my truck. It only has 36,000 miles but I know the tires are original. They only look alligator skin like if I don't wash the truck and they are dirty. Otherwise, they look fine but I still know they're 14 years old. Makes me worry.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Get rid of them, 14 years is WAY past good.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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This was how I was able to justify replacing the old XPC's on the classic.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 05:54 PM
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This was how I was able to justify replacing the old XPC's on the classic.
Phillip,

Got any pics of your Classic with those new style BFG MT.s?
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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I better go outside and check the skins !
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:51 AM
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Does this test work for aged drivers as well?
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:48 PM
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14 years is way too long. Recycle those things and get yourself some new shoes.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Thanks for the tip, my 97 D90 has the original set with 59,000 miles of use. Time to change them out.
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I got 85k out of the original stock tires in 15 years of driving. Tread was fine but oh dear did the side walls look bad. I fully agree that tires should not go that long and it is a safety issue.
Still I was damn impressed by BFG so replaced them with BFG. Had to go withj non-aggressive tires for the road (I neutered the D90) but with gas at $3.10 every MPG is needed!
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this is starting to worry me about the spare tire, you never really change it.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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They do if you change tire sizes (or brands even if you are like me).
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rotate it in. unless you are like me and whichever tire loses air the fastest becomes the spare...

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this is starting to worry me about the spare tire, you never really change it.
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Thanks John!!!!!, great information to pass along, I'm going to check both my trucks since I just bought a set for each.
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Thanks John!!!!!, great information to pass along, I'm going to check both my trucks since I just bought a set for each.
Yup, I couldn't watch that then not show defender guys last thing we need is less defenders . And you still interested in the the Abar.
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