[TR] Tires

StagByTriumph at triumphstagclub.org StagByTriumph at triumphstagclub.org
Mon Jul 9 21:04:01 MDT 2018

Randal's advice is spot on.  I have seen far too many cherished and cherry
classics get chewed up by a failing tire flailing against the body work, and
worst yet, take out a custom mag wheel or wire wheel, not to mention one
failing at speed and losing control.

Now if it is trailer queen  that never gets enjoyed except as art, well that
might be different to have OE tires for show.

Glenn Merrell  
aka StagByTriumph Garage (now on FaceBook)
Remember, "the BEST trophies are: Miles on the Odometer; Stone chips in the
paint; and DEAD BUGS on the windscreen . with the occasional smell of

-----Original Message-----
From: Triumphs [mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Randall
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2018 1:28 PM
To: 'Andrew Uprichard'; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Tires

> Is there a point at which "new" tires should not be used?

Yes, there definitely is a point.  Unfortunately, the actual point depends
on many variables and the tire makers can't agree on exactly where it is.

Last I heard, though, no one recommends mounting a tire that is over 7 years

>  Any issues putting them on a car?

I wouldn't put them on my Triumph.  Maybe an old beater that I didn't care
about.  But the last time I had an old tire fail suddenly, it not only
ruined the original paint but took off part of the fender as well.  The
steel belts turned into a giant replica of those "flap wheels" for removing
paint and the damage was done by the time I got pulled over.

-- Randall 
56 TR3 TS13571L once and future daily driver
71 Stag LE1473 - awaiting engine rebuild
71-2-3 Stag - awaiting gearbox rebuild 

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