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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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How new are your tires really?

How old is the rubber? Interesting story!

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 04:51 PM
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wow very interesting.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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I went out and looked on y tires. I am looking good. Next neighbor just got a 09 HHR today, 09, tires made 33week of 08. Now if his truck just rolled off the line in the last month or so his are a year old already.

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def something to check if your grabbing tires. I myself knew about this date being stamped awhile back.

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Thank you Tim for this story

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Interesting article. My tires were manufactured the 14th week of 2007. I'm good to go as long as I forgo the nice smoky burnouts and clover leaf races.

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wow never knew what those numbers where for... i just bought my tires a half year ago ill have to go see how old they actually are now. its really kinda spooky to think that tires like those can be sold like that

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That is kind of creepy I will check mine first thing tomorrow! I think I will link that video on my face book for others to see.
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checked mine. the two rear ones i just bought and there are 4 numbers. last 2 are 08. so I'm good. now i got scared when i got to the front. only 3 numbers with the last one being a big fat 0. so my front tires were made in 1990?!?!?! the car is a 2003! when i first got the car i noticed the tires on it looked dry rotted. hopefully i get new front ones too. thats terrible!

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My dad bought an old '88 Eldorado... the right rear tire said 090... March 1990!? Time to change that one! The tires I bought at the beginning of this year ranged from being 15-11 months old when I had them mounted.

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