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Old 12-07-2008, 08:35 PM   #16
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To make sure you're all reasonable when buying tires...

New tires often come with a year old DOT stamp (especially imports).
You're not exactly buying a loaf of bread here.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:54 AM   #17
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I guess I'm taking a big risk with my '94 production winter tires but I barely drive it and didn't feel like getting new tires. Only drive it when it's dry out... so soon it will be maybe once a week
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #18
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That's why in summer time you see transport truck tires all over the place.
Some tires are re-treads however the main carcass could be over 10 years old.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:33 PM   #19
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Be careful with old tires!

I have heard terrible stories of old tires shredding on the highway.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #20
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A year old thread but still relevant, I bought my summer tires for my chev last month and they were all in the 45th week of 08 which is great, except for 1 which was the 15th week of 07......I called the manufacterer (General Tire) and they said they can't send someone into the warehouse searching for something that matches......and it doesn't pose a safety risk if they are made a year apart....which I agree with. As long as I'm not riding on something more than 3 years old I'm good.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #21
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you can tell the age, it is usually written on the tire for example they use the week instead of the month so it would be something like 24 12 meaning the 24 week of the year and 2012 would be for the year , hope this helps
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:47 PM   #22
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nice info
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #23
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Hi everyone. You may find this link relevant to your needs. In addtion to a tire's production date it also discusses carrying capacity and speed rating.

http://www.toyotires.ca/care-safety/sidewall-markings
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:15 AM   #24
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Amazing find mate, thanks a-lot for sharing such a great information with us.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #25
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No worries. I hope you'll find it useful.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #26
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Age tire can be determined by the tread.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:56 PM   #27
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Age tire can be determined by the tread.
not if its been sitting in a warehouse somewhere not driven on for 5 years by the time you buy them "brand new".
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #28
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I have set of Bridgestone RE050A Run-flats off my brother-in-law's car and he wants to sell them as he sold his car this winter with winter tires. Let me know if any one is interested could get you a deal. Tires are in pretty good shape with allot of tread.

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:49 AM   #29
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I really dont know about the tires age ......

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