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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Some of you may not be aware of this but please watch this video. Your life could be at stake.


    http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4826897
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    Cryptic date code.

    Thats why I ride motorcycles. Tire will wore out before any issues with age come in.
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    I'm on dial-up...

    Do I have to?
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    dial-up? I'm surprised you're not dead yet
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
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    It's a video that talks about how tires are being sold that are dried out and old, and the treads fall off, resulting in deaths. It tells you how to read the code on the tires to know the manufacturing date. They found a lot of tires still being sold that are very dangerous, yet there's nothing that says they cannot be sold.

    It's just educating yourself for your own safety.
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    Strange. In my younger, poorer days I used to buy used tires from a sketchy little place. I got great prices. Never had a problem.

    However, paying for new tires, and basically getting old dry-rotted things is really rotten.
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    Selling old tires to unsuspecting consumers is crappy. Protect yourself: check your tires for visual defects, the date, and fill them up with air. The date code isn't difficult to understand once explained. This would be a great topic for those public service announcements.

    I recently read a court case from 1936 where a driver was held to be negligent/liable for driving on a tire that was worn down to the cords (blow out caused a crash). The gist of the decision was that drivers in general should know the condition of parts that are likely to become dangerous where a reasonable inspection would have revealed the fault.

    I'm not sure if that standard is still recognized or if a similar one exists outside of that court's jurisdiction. But would driving on an old tire fall under the same reasonable inspection? I could see that result.

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    That's the thing. There's a dispute because selling old new tires is not against the law. Although accidents have occurred that was due to the old new tires, there's still no real law stipulating a shelf date expiration on them. As the video states, many were saying that six years should be the cut off dates. The rubber manufacturers are saying it's all rubbish.
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    you should be able to store tires for 6 years, but only if you keep them in a cool, damp place with no sun light. Preferably sealed as well.

    dry rotting is a good sign that none of the storage guidelines were followed.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    NHTSA website didn't mention it, but they're supposed to be working on a tire aging test. Next milestone is 2012? I did get hit with their pop-up website survey, I left them some comments about putting tire aging on their website.

    I store my off-season tires in contractor-grade garbage bags (last longer without tearing).

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