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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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I understand that outdated tires are bad, but what is the cut off age?Lets say they have been in storage and never mounted. What's acceptable?
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:26 AM
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Even if never mounted tires can and will dry rot. You might not see it...but its there. Storage + a little road heat + air pressure = bad outcome.
If you have a "trusted" tire store (not your local redneck) I would have them inspect them if there is any question.
As far as time stored.....I have seen tires less than a year old show serious signs of potential failure when not stored correctly.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:34 AM
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Lets say they have been stored correctly. What's the limit ?
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:41 AM
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Lets say they have been stored correctly. What's the limit ?
I guess it's one of those questions where there isn't a right answer but your insurance might deny a claim on the grounds you knew you were using something past the date the manufacturer recommended.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:44 AM
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Ok so what you are saying I need to contact the manufacture to get that information?
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:52 AM
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Good info from Tire Rack

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=183
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:59 AM
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I have found some 8.25x16 xzl that are new. They are from 2008. What's everybody's thought on that?
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Old July 6th, 2014, 09:02 AM
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He's asking because he has an old set of xcl's that look fine.

Sunlight is the primary dry rot agent. UV kills tires.

Tires regardless of where they are stored are a continuing chemical reaction. IE the rubber gets harder and less flexible as time passes no matter how it's stored. With radials where sidewall flex being how the tire works this is where things get dangerous because a hard tire gets much hotter during flex than a new one.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 09:05 AM
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Doug is righ, but yesterday I found some more and would really like to have them all the way around the truck and trailer. Just trying to figure out if I should because of safety reasons.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 10:03 AM
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Is 2008 too old?
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Old July 6th, 2014, 10:39 AM
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I bought my first Rover new in 98. I only did the 4 tire rotation. I replaced 3 of the original tires with the same tire, the XPC, putting the never used spare in the mix. Took the best of the original rolling 4 and made it the spare.
It wasn't a couple of weeks, and the belts on the one tire separated and blew apart. Luckily I was only doing about 45.
The morale of the story, do 5 tire rotations and replace them all at the same time.
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I bought my first Rover new in 98. I only did the 4 tire rotation. I replaced 3 of the original tires with the same tire, the XPC, putting the never used spare in the mix. Took the best of the original rolling 4 and made it the spare.
It wasn't a couple of weeks, and the belts on the one tire separated and blew apart. Luckily I was only doing about 45.
The morale of the story, do 5 tire rotations and replace them all at the same time.
I understand the 5 tire rotation and buying all new at the same time. I also understand the age thing too. I guess I am asking for " non legal binding opinions" on buying these tires. I know the date code is 2008 and that these tires are loud, out of date design and what not. I like them , but I also worry about safety. I have 3 already that I would have no problem running on the sankey and I would like some for the truck.
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I wouldn't do it. But that's me. I drive too fast.
If you don't plan on driving highway speeds, just off road or around a small town, you can get away with it.
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Would you drive on tires manufactured in 1999?
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I'm driving on some from 2004 right now on the MGB.
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Old tires are just like old boobs.
Everyone has their preferences.
Different kinds are affected differently and it depends on how they have been cared for, what size , etc.


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Old July 6th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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[QUOTE="Nomar;543250"]Old tires are just like old boobs.
Everyone has their preferences."

That is the best thing on the topic all day. I might have to make that mine!!!!
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I'm driving on some from 2004 right now on the MGB.
There is a big difference in the amount of weight those balloons of air are holding off the ground. A Rover is two and half or three times the weight of an MGB.
I would be the type that would drive the MGB to its limits at times. I can see a blowout in a sharp corner now.
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It has done 4 autocross days on those tires, so far I'm still alive. I don't baby it, I drive it like I stole it.
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There is a big difference in the amount of weight those balloons of air are holding off the ground. A Rover is two and half or three times the weight of an MGB.
I would be the type that would drive the MGB to its limits at times. I can see a blowout in a sharp corner now.
They are also a different load rating too. My truck is pretty light with no winch. I also plan on carrying most of my weight in the sankey.
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