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Interesting investigative journalism piece on retailers selling 6-12 year old tires as "new" even though they've been shown to be dangerous after 6 years. Sure, no smarts appear, but since smarts use tires I think it is appliccable. In 5 years when you are changing your tires, be sure to read the date at the end of the DOT number string:

WWYY (the week of the year). I.E. 2302 means it was made in the 23rd week of 2002.

 

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good post

I was a victim of "old-tire-itis" but in a different context. We bought a 2002 High-end motorhome in '02. What we didn't know at the time is that motor-home manufacturers buy their chassis in huge batches that bear no resemblance to the year of coach manufacture. Long story short - our brand-new motor-home had 4 year old tires on it when we drove it off the lot. During our 3 year trip around the country we lost 4 tires and (luckily) avoided any accidents. All 6 tires have now been replaced.

This is a very real problem.

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Dan
 

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....This is a very real problem.

Regards,

Dan
Yes it is :mad:

This past year I replaced all 6 tires on my RV and the FIRST set the tire dealer TRIED to instal where already 4 years old :eek:

I refused them, he ordered another set (that were recently made) and had them installed :)

CAVEAT EMPTOR ! :wink:
 
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