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Old 07-16-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Exclamation A Scary Look at old Tires!!!!

So, how old are you tires?

Watch the whole thing, it may save your life...

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
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I went out and check my tires!
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure we have a controlsystem for this over here, but I went down and checked the tires to be safe. Only little over three years old, and dad already said when we put them on this year that it's the last summer whe have them since they're a bit worn.

Shocking that this kind of stuff goes on.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #4
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wow man this stuff is gut wrenching. for the tire industry to deny that the tires are unsafe. what a bunch of low lifes. all they care about is there money. The lawyer is right that is definatly borderline criminal. Its a blatent disregard for another human beings life. Its just down right horrible.

EDIT: Just wrote a pettition to the Senate and am going to go around my city getting people to sign it, getting a regulation on old tires. I suggest you all do the same.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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This is old news.....been stories about this for the last couple of years.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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This is old news.....been stories about this for the last couple of years.
That may be true, but there are tons of people who don't know.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #7
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Funny that you found this. I just had two BF Goodrich tires (street drag radials for my Z06 Corvette) and the tread on both tires was coming off sort of like a retreaded tire might do. The dealership noticed it on a routine oil change and pointed out that the tread was coming off the tire. I sent them back to Michelin/Goodrich and they said and I quote " oh well we are not going to do anything about it" and then would not give me back the tires even.

And you cannot get the tires right now because they say they are back ordered, (specific size for Z06) makes me think they know they have an issue and are just denying it. If you have any BF Goodrich Street Drag Radials you might want to check the tread, but do not expect Goodrich or Michelin to stand behind their products if you do have an issue.

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Old 07-17-2008, 11:46 AM   #8
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got new tires a month ago.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #9
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1506 in the back 1906 in back safe id say but thats shocking!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:05 AM   #10
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glad i saw this, i dont care how old the news is...
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:10 AM   #11
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I never did trust tires.. This is a serious issue
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:14 AM   #12
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I checked the new Hankooks I bought last week and they were made in 2009.

I imagine it's like a rubber band; over time they dry out and get brittle, especially if they just sit there and aren't used. A tire that's in use will flex and keep the compound "active" so I think as long as you keep your tires at the proper pressure (check them once a month) and you got them within a couple years of manufacture and use them daily you should be fine. It's when they sit unused, not being flexed for years that I can see this as an issue.

Good info to know! I'll always check the DOT code on any new tire I buy from now on.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #13
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That may be true, but there are tons of people who don't know.
Thanks for posting!!! Gona check them all
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #14
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So...are they saying that only OLD but NEW tires over 6 years are unsafe? That's all they were really talking about. But aren't OLD, USED tires still unsafe even if they have lots of tread? My Explorer, which was my dad's, had tires with most of their tread, but I'm pretty sure they've been on the truck for at least 5 or 6 years and it is only driven a couple thou miles per year.

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Old 10-04-2009, 06:40 PM   #15
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So...are they saying that only OLD but NEW tires over 6 years are unsafe? That's all they were really talking about. But aren't OLD, USED tires still unsafe even if they have lots of tread? My Explorer, which was my dad's, had tires with most of their tread, but I'm pretty sure they've been on the truck for at least 5 or 6 years and it is only driven a couple thou miles per year.

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according to them, it doesnt matter if the tires r rarely used, like dude sed, it's like a rubber band, with time it just wears out, 6 yrs is the max they say u should keep a tire...my parents just got a 09 traverse and my dad had sum rims put on, and it made the car shake wen we went over 60, we took it in multiple times, i'm deff gonna check on those tires wen they get bak from new york, cuz i can just imagine what the tires r if they cant even replace a rim correctly
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:20 PM   #16
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no wonder tire companies not only warranty their tires on miles but on years. I had a new set of tires installed on my tahoe and didn't put many miles on them because I work out of the house. So 3 years later the tires are literally just falling apart with great tread on them so I take them back expecting it to be fully covered but nope they said they were too old to be covered and miles were irrelevant. So apparently if your tires are 3-4 years old you simple need to replace them regardless of the condition because they are likely to explode at any moment.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:47 AM   #17
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Deterioration in 3 years is NOT normal. Possible causes of premature deterioration that severe:
  • You always drove with them underinflated
  • They were mismanufactured
  • They were exposed to a lot of ozone (for example, from a nearby electric motor)
  • They were ten years old when you bought them
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We used to own a wholesale tire business. And yes, tires have a shelf life.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #20
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Good information everyone should know about especially when buying new tires.
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There was just a post on this forum about some guy buying tires and found out that they were old. Good thread.
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Good find. I think this is homepage material. This thread has potential to save lives

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I work in a tire warehouse. I try to get the newest tires for customers but I have found some old ones before.
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