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#1763784 - 02/01/10 07:33 AM How old should "new" tires be?
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1354
Loc: Calgary
Hi guys,

I probably should have tuck this into the last post, but here goes.

The set of Cordovans I bought turned out to be made in 2004. I just watched the consumer reports bulletin.

Is this worth taking back to the dealer? I like dealing with these guys, but theyre frusterating sometimes. 6 years old for a new set of tires, is a bit much, Id think.

What do you guys think?
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#1763791 - 02/01/10 07:37 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: ryan2022]
SVTCobra Offline


Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 404
Loc: Battle Creek, MI
My main concern would be dry rot. I would look for hairline cracks in the sidewall of the tires.
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#1763800 - 02/01/10 07:44 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: SVTCobra]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7771
Loc: Illinois
I think 6 years old is a bit too old, to be a "new" set of tires.

I wouldn't be happy about it, and would be doing something about it.... unless you got a very good deal on them.

When I buy new tires, I expect them to be less than a year old. And I expect them to be less than 6 months old for the motorcycle.
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#1763801 - 02/01/10 07:44 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: SVTCobra]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
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Loc: Calgary
I'll check them at break.

Even if theyre okay, wouldnt 6 years be a little old for a tire thats supposed to be new?
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#1763802 - 02/01/10 07:45 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: SVTCobra]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 38127
Loc: New Jersey
I was under the impression that they were going to implement at least as guidance a "use by" date on tires, and the date was 6yrs after manufacture.

If that is the case, youve got old stock, I wouldnt be happy.

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#1763814 - 02/01/10 07:53 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: JHZR2]
Andrew MKZ Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Loc: USA
+1
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#1763818 - 02/01/10 07:59 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: Andrew MKZ]
PT1 Offline


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I would take them back immediately and demand a new set.
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#1763824 - 02/01/10 08:01 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: Andrew MKZ]
HyperJinx Offline


Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 348
Loc: TN
6 years is past what most consider to be a reasonable "sell by date". Personally, I would not use them.
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#1763837 - 02/01/10 08:10 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: ryan2022]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1354
Loc: Calgary
Thanks guys, good to have backup.

argg. Its tough. Its one of those things. The guy that owns the shop, is a really nice guy, and a good guy.

Its just getting harder to buy tires from them, because their price on new stuff isn't that great, and then things like this happens.

I know he'll take them back. I don't have any doubt, it just sucks!
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#1764017 - 02/01/10 10:21 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: ryan2022]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 31680
Loc: Great Lakes
I typically refuse new tires that have been manufactured more than 1 year ago. I specifically note it in my order when placing it.

Selling 6-year-old stock as "new" has got to be a joke. I mean, it's OK to sell them, but the seller should inform you of that fact and adjusted the price accordingly. I would still not buy them tough.
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#1764054 - 02/01/10 10:52 AM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: ryan2022]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1354
Loc: Calgary
could have been an oversight.

The problem is being dealt with. Theyre really good to deal with.
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#1764222 - 02/01/10 12:45 PM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: ryan2022]
PT1 Offline


Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 5746
Loc: near the mistake
Originally Posted By: ryan2022
could have been an oversight.

The problem is being dealt with. Theyre really good to deal with.


Ryan: I am usually willing to pay 5-10% more to deal with a good businessman who respects the customer. Just a thought.
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#1764242 - 02/01/10 01:02 PM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: PT1]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 15637
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: PT1
Originally Posted By: ryan2022
could have been an oversight.

The problem is being dealt with. Theyre really good to deal with.


Ryan: I am usually willing to pay 5-10% more to deal with a good businessman who respects the customer. Just a thought.


Does Sears count?
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#1764659 - 02/01/10 06:03 PM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: daves87rs]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1354
Loc: Calgary
Yeah, its true. The owner of the shop is a terrific guy. He's one of the few genuinely nice guys left in this town. lol.

We've known them for years, and theyve always treated us right.
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#1764690 - 02/01/10 06:23 PM Re: How old should "new" tires be? [Re: daves87rs]
chambers Offline


Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 263
Loc: VA, USA
Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Originally Posted By: PT1
Originally Posted By: ryan2022
could have been an oversight.

The problem is being dealt with. Theyre really good to deal with.


Ryan: I am usually willing to pay 5-10% more to deal with a good businessman who respects the customer. Just a thought.


Does Sears count?


Are you joking? Sears in my experience is [censored] to deal w/ and I will not use them ever again.

To answer the OP, 6 years old is way too old to be sold as new, 1 or 2 years old would be ok.

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