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#4618870 - 12/30/17 02:05 PM The new tires smell good
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
It is amazing how smells trigger your memory. The new tires threw a TPMS light. Tires inflated with ~ 70F air. 3 days of 20F tripped a TPMS. I checked the pressure. All 4 were closer to 30 psi than 35 psi. I set them at ~ 38. Light is out. I had left the caps off so to make it quick at the air station. When I replaced the caps, I caught a whiff that carried me back to working the tire machine at the Marshfield Ctr Garage. 50+ yrs ago. It was a good smell. grin2
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#4618875 - 12/30/17 02:13 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
UncleDave Offline


Registered: 06/02/14
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Especially when changing 6 new semi truck sized RV tires- walk in the garage after that change.... inhale...shiver w delight



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Edited by UncleDave (12/30/17 02:14 PM)
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#4618883 - 12/30/17 02:17 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
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Echo your sentiment. Love the smell of new tires. But, those are chemicals off gasing from a petroleum product. Ugghhh!



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#4618888 - 12/30/17 02:21 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
UncleDave Offline


Registered: 06/02/14
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yeah agreed its awful health wise.

a definition changed radically since since I was a kid.

I'll take the life reduction that results from one or two sniffs like that every 7 years .

I'll take it like a like a man and die a few hours earlier than otherwise.

kids...

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#4618894 - 12/30/17 02:37 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Wisconsin
I can't remember what tire brand a couple years ago that had some kind of lavender scent put into the tire and as the tire got hot would give off a fresh lavender scent.

strange.
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#4618898 - 12/30/17 02:57 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
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Echo your sentiment. Love the smell of new tires. But, those are chemicals off gasing from a petroleum product. Ugghhh!

eah agreed its awful health wise.

a definition changed radically since since I was a kid.

I'll take the life reduction that results from one or two sniffs like that every 7 years .

I'll take it like a like a man and die a few hours earlier than otherwise.

kids...

UD


heh heh and single malt scotch is just old dirty ethanol grin2
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#4618905 - 12/30/17 03:18 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6156
Loc: USA
I like to sniff the tires on display and squeeze the tread blocks hide

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#4618916 - 12/30/17 03:31 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
UncleDave Offline


Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Ca.
Originally Posted By: andyd
heh heh and single malt scotch is just old dirty ethanol grin2


We all pick our poison.


UD
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#4618923 - 12/30/17 03:39 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: slacktide_bitog]
UncleDave Offline


Registered: 06/02/14
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
I like to sniff the tires on display and squeeze the tread blocks hide


oh yeah..... for sure.

its all about %'s over a lifetime.

As a kid visiting yamaha/honda/suzuki/kawasaki bike dealerships in the spring with a floor full of new models fresh from japan - all absolutely wreaking of cosmoline and assembly oil combined with low density polyethylene plastic outgassing - I'm pretty sure thats worse that the sum total of "new tire" smell Ive acquired in my 51 years on the planet.

All us old guys are screwed....


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Edited by UncleDave (12/30/17 03:39 PM)
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#4618946 - 12/30/17 03:56 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
When I was 14 I had a work permit and worked in a tire store for the summer and on Saturday (no Sunday back then). I don't do tires anymore to this day!
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#4619013 - 12/30/17 04:51 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
MasterSolenoid Offline


Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 164
Loc: One Step Beyond
It is amazing how smells trigger your memory.

Yes it is.
When ever I smell exhaust fumes, it reminds me of when I worked on a Dairy Farm (plenty of exhaust from the tractors).

Edit: That was when I was 18 yo. I was not cut out to be a Farmer, but I still respect their work ethic.


Edited by MasterSolenoid (12/30/17 04:52 PM)

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#4619116 - 12/30/17 07:17 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: MasterSolenoid]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5230
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
How smells trigger memories is indeed astounding.

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#4619121 - 12/30/17 07:19 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
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Registered: 10/31/17
Posts: 145
Loc: California
I once had Pirelli tires that smelled like vanilla, especially after they got really warm.

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#4619158 - 12/30/17 07:54 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: MasterSolenoid]
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 1325
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: MasterSolenoid
It is amazing how smells trigger your memory.

Yes it is.
When ever I smell exhaust fumes, it reminds me of when I worked on a Dairy Farm (plenty of exhaust from the tractors).


I grew up on a dairy farm. Even today, I can't smell diesel exhaust without also smelling corn silage and manure.

As far as tires go, there's nothing like standing downwind of the dragstrip's burnout box.

Diane Ackerman said this in A Natural History of the Senses:

"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the Poconos, when wild blueberry bushes teemed with succulent fruit and the opposite sex was as mysterious as space travel; another, hours of passion on a moonlit beach in Florida, while the night-blooming cereus drenched the air with thick curds of perfume and huge sphinx moths visited the cereus in a loud purr of wings; a third, a family dinner of pot roast, noodle pudding, and sweet potatoes, during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town, when both of one’s parents were alive. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines, hidden under the weedy mass of years and experiences. Hit a tripwire of smell, and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth."

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#4619192 - 12/30/17 08:39 PM Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd]
CR94 Offline


Registered: 03/20/16
Posts: 1120
Loc: Western S.C. since 1996
Often I visit a small town in which the biggest thing is a Michelin rubber plant. The whole town smells like a tire store.
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