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
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