[DML] Re: Front Tires still needed--important info I've researched
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[DML] Re: Front Tires still needed--important info I've researched



Yes, I plan on keeping the NCT tires.  They're in great cosmetic shape.  
Thanks to you guys I've learned quite a bit about tires and have done
more research on them.  
You most likely saved my Butt and anyone else in my path! 
At ten years or more, the NHTSA recommends replacing tires.  This link
below is a year old, but an expiration date has not been set on any
tires yet.  A tires life mainly depends on weather, maintenance, &
storage.  
http://www.poynter.org/dg.lts/id.2/aid.74417/column.htm

Ford is also warning consumers about aging tires.  I see they are the
first U.S. automaker to give a warning. Most likely in light of their
past problem with Firestone which was plastered all over the news over
a year ago. 2006 vehicle manuals will be printed with these warnings.
Ford suggests replacing tires after 6 years.
Another link: 
http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0505/20/A01-188098.htm 

I don't know the exact manufacture date of the Goodyear NCT's since
there's no DOT number.  I can only guess 1980?  But, no matter,
they're over the hill. I just bought my DeLorean this Summer. 
I also found out that my Eagle ST's in the rear were manufactured in
1992. They look great, hardly any wear, no cracks or uneven wear, but
as I read all of this information, appearances can be deceiving.  

I hope everybody in the group will read this post and click on the
links for some surprising info. Sounds like some of you guys already
know your stuff and I thought I knew enough about tires to stay safe.
Pass it on!

Best Regards and Merry Christmas to all!  Hope no one is traveling on
10 year old tires this holiday!  
Cliff
10525 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dan" <djdanwilson@xxxx> wrote:
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Cliff Wallace" <thereddog@xxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > So, now I'll just give up on the vintage tire search and get new
> > replacements. I don't want to have a blow out on the Interstate.  
> > I know one New Years resolution I'll be acting on.
> 
> Smart move. Just be safe. I'm due for a new set myself, just from age.
> 
> Don't discard those NCTs! Keep 'em. They have value if their cosmetic
> appearance is still good. The owner of a concours car/trailer queen
> may want to buy them from you someday, or you could place them on
> eBay. They may be unsafe to ride on, but they are definitely not trash.
> 
> Dan W.
> VIN 16192
> AZ-D
>







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