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Re: Tire lifespan

To: "Peter Schauss" <>
Subject: Re: Tire lifespan
From: Roland Wilhelmy <>
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2000 14:09:12 -0700

In my opinion, yes.  I would replace all ten year old tires on a car
that I drove at any speed, and certainly for a daily driver.  I might
keep one for a spare, presuming that any spare would only get a few
miles of use.  Or use them in a shop to support a car that I was
working on.


On Sun, 8 Oct 2000 12:38:22 -0400, you wrote:

:: I have a set of Michelin 165-14 XZXs on my MGB. The tires have
:: been on the car about 8 1/2 years and 40k miles.  They still
:: have plenty of tread on them and minimal evidence of dry rot
:: or cracking on the side walls.  I have kept the car garaged
:: so exposure to sunlight (UV radiation) is limited to the
:: time that the car is parked outside while I am at work.
:: The DOT codes on the tires indicate that they were manufactured
:: in 1990.
:: So my question is, should I replace these tires for safety reasons
:: because of their age?
:: Peter Schauss
:: Long Island, NY
:: 1980 MGB
:: 1963 BJ7

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