Tire dating...

Old 11-27-2011, 07:59 AM
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Default Tire dating...

.. :shock: :shock: :shock: Have your attention now ?!

I know this should be in the tire wheel section but felt it was more of a general safety article and knowledge, hence it's here.....GOOD info;

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=11

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:17 AM
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personaling--i have never dated a tire but i think some of my neighbors have !!! :shock:
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:40 AM
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i dont think id date a tire btu i had a girlfriend once who had a oh never mind.......
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:23 AM
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The pic below is the reason for it, happened last month. The tire is a nationally known brand, with no miles, it was just old. Installed it on my beater I am in the process of replacing, because I am cheap and it was free. When it let go, (it stayed aired up) the center of it was immediately 4 to 5 inches higher than normal, made for a wild ride before I got it stopped...

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Old 11-28-2011, 12:28 PM
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Dry rot is the killer, never buy a tire more than 5 years old.
I did date a chic once that had a GREAT set of rims! :shock:
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:31 PM
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aint that weird. ive bought cars with REALLY OLD tires on them .have to air them up to get them out of the dirt then when i get thee car runnin drive it with those old tires. my 62 galaxie has tires that were put on it in 1974.and they are still on it and ive been on a couple 250 mile trips in it.but i got a spare.just thought of something. i got a spare and a bumper jack. but no front bumper lol oh lordy.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:38 PM
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I really miss those days of the hook-under bumper jack. ALWAYS a challenge to change a tire on any type of sloped shoulder made of soft gravel. Ya learn real quick about problem solving, action and reaction, physics, and DANGER !
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:49 PM
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my 79 wagon has the bumper jack and the spare thought that was rare
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dragonmaster093
my 79 wagon has the bumper jack and the spare thought that was rare
I wouldn't use it anymore on those G-bodys....rear frame rails rust and get very weak...would not be fun.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:10 AM
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mem the wagon has rust free rails and body that was why i got it guy looked at me funny cause i crawled from one to the other with a flashlight under that car before i even test drove it have had couple other g bodys that rear frame was shot one so bad that if you hit a big enough of a pot hole bumper would bounce
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