glemon at neb.rr.com
glemon at neb.rr.com
Tue Jul 3 21:06:55 MDT 2018
The nice thing about autocrossing your old car is you wear out the tires before or about the time they age out. It just feels a little better to throw out a tire when the tread is worn out than when the date code indicates it is time to replace. Makes me feel like I got my money's worth, your mileage may vary.
---- David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, that was my point, Bill. Just something to be aware of. ... the
> difference between new-to-you and NEW.
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 3:27 PM Wbeech at flash.net <wbeech at flash.net> wrote:
> > Agreed Dave, recently while shopping for our common 165/15, I ordered a
> > set of Firestone tires through my local shop. They were four years old, I
> > elected not to buy them. Then ordered a set from Discount tire, they were
> > a year old, called the guy back and he adjusted by the cost of one tire,
> > win-win.
> > NFI,
> > Bill
> > Sent from my Apple II+
> > On Jul 3, 2018, at 11:19 AM, David Friedlander <forzion7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks, Randall. An interesting read.
> > What we also need to keep in mind is that the "new" tires purchased
> > online or at your local tire shop might already be a year (or more?)
> > old by the time you receive them! Not many shops [can] tell you the
> > age of the tires in their inventory when you are buying and, for that
> > matter I'm guessing, not many of us even think to ask ..
> > This is like shopping at your local supermarket and checking for "best
> > by" dates.... Caveat emptor....
> > Dave
> > On Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:37 AM Randall <TR3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:
> >> FWIW, I found a slideshow on the NTSB website that some might find
> >> interesting:
> >> https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2014_Tire_Safety_SYM_Panel_4b_Kan
> >> e.pdf
> >> <https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2014_Tire_Safety_SYM_Panel_4b_Kane.pdf>
> >> -- Randall
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