Re: [DML] Matching Tires
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Re: [DML] Matching Tires



Please make sure you're not buying old tires ... don't forget the date
codes which are at the end of the "DOT" stamp on the car. (e.g. DOT
X0XX ABCD 5107, the last four digits indicate the tired was
manufactured in the 51st week of 2007.)

Tires manufactured prior to the year 2000 had a three-digit code
instead of four, but I wouldn't trust any tire older than seven years
anyway.

Some of you may already know this, but I wasn't clued in to it until
earlier this year. Apologies if I'm posting widely-known info.

Drive safe...

Farrar Hudkins
#2613 "Sparky"

On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 1:27 PM, funkstuf <funkstuf@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I bought new tires for my Delorean this week. I was able to get stock
> sizes after some research and work.
> This is what I found. Cooper Cobras are no longer made to fit,
> Dunlop no longer makes tires to fit, Michelin no longer makes tires to
> fit. My source located new Cooper Cobras in warehouse. He also located
> Kelly tires that fit. They recently discontinued mfg these tires but
> have quite a few in stock.
> I'm bringing this to our attention because these are matching front
> and rear tires and these are becoming increasingly difficult to find.
> If anyone is interested in having matching front and rear tires in the
> Cooper or Kelly contact me and I can talk to the Tire Dealer. I ended
> up putting Cooper Cobras on mine. (That was yesterday and he said
> there were more available)
>
> Dale Funk
> 4984 (Stock)
> 941 (Turbo)

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