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#3338140 - 04/09/14 08:21 PM Old tires like new what would you do?
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 38404
Loc: New Jersey


This is on the wear bar:



The kicker:



So although there a little bit dirty and muddy, the tires (potenza 960re pole position) are like brand-new. They are just a little bit old being that there now seven years. They have over 25,000 miles on them, but the car they're on hasn't done a ton of miles recently.

So this is one of those age versus mileage issues where the tires look good and have a ton of tread but it just past their useful age.

Car is used almost entirely for long highway trips at high speed and with a lot of load in the car.

Next time there's a $70 Michelin rebate would be prudent to replace them??

Often the car is garaged or under a cover, so they don't always necessarily see a ton of uv.

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#3338143 - 04/09/14 08:24 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 32003
Loc: Great Lakes
CapriRacer often said that up North, the time limit on tires would be around 10 years, so I'd say you keep using them until then.
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#3338144 - 04/09/14 08:25 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Realtech214 Offline


Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 660
Loc: Florida
Keep them on the car till their too worn down
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#3338147 - 04/09/14 08:28 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 10955
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Look good to me. They say 10 years is the limit and that has to be a conservative.
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#3338148 - 04/09/14 08:29 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Jarlaxle Offline


Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 6911
Loc: New England
I'd run them in a second.
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#3338149 - 04/09/14 08:29 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: 901Memphis]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 1607
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Keep using them. I have snow tires from 2004 and they are still fine.

Regards, JC.
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#3338154 - 04/09/14 08:31 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
yonyon Offline


Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 3492
Loc: NJ, USA
There isn't much in the way of visible cracking or any of that. Provided they still ride well I would go for another 2 or 3 years if they don't have to see winter use. If they're used on a car you like to play with or if they have to be used in winter, sell them as good used tires.

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#3338168 - 04/09/14 08:37 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 8884
Loc: New Jersey
i replaced the tires on my 95 caddy last year or the year before i cant remember exactly and they still looked good im sure the tire dealer sold them to someone. I bought the new ones wholesale so i let him have them
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#3338190 - 04/09/14 08:58 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8260
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Use them till they have sidewall cracks or the tread is gone.
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#3338203 - 04/09/14 09:14 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 6463
Loc: out there
I would use them. The only time i dont fudge with tire age is on travel trailer tires. I change those at 7 years.
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#3338243 - 04/09/14 10:15 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 3233
Loc: USA
Here's what Bridgestone says:
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/customer-care/tire-warranties/full-warranty
Quote:
Tire Service Life
Make sure your tires, including the spare, continue to be
regularly inspected after 5 years of service to determine
if they can continue in service. Regardless of the tire’s
condition or tread depth, it is recommended that tires more
than 10 years old be taken out of service and replaced with
new tires. REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR FULLSIZE OR TEMPORARY SPARE, ALSO. A spare tire
over 10 years old may look like a new tire, but it should be
replaced. See “Tire Manufacture Date,” the next section in
this manual.

The 10 year period after the date of production is not an
indicator of actual service life for any individual tire. Some
tires will need to be replaced before 10 years due to conditions such as punctures, impact damage, improper inflation,
overloading, tread wear or other conditions involving use
or misuse of the tire. If a tire is worn out or otherwise
unserviceable from damage or conditions of use, it should
be replaced regardless of when it was produced or placed
in service.

The vehicle manufacturer may consider vehicle performance characteristics when making tire replacement recommendations. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual for
any information regarding tire service life and replacement
and follow the recommendations applicable to your vehicle

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#3338248 - 04/09/14 10:25 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 3018
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Keep using for 2-3 years
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#3338260 - 04/09/14 10:45 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 1868
Loc: VA
Keep em!

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#3338274 - 04/09/14 11:00 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 2727
Loc: southern mo
If the rubber passes my feel test and visual test I would run them.
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#3338277 - 04/09/14 11:03 PM Re: Old tires like new what would you do? [Re: JHZR2]
KitaCam Offline


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 2122
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
The penny test has been replaced by the quarter test.
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