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    Tyres. How old is too old?

    At C&C on the weekend I wad looking at a Porsche with some fat arse tyres. While I was trying to see what size they were I also noticed tje tyre manufacture stamp of 0807.
    Thats like Feb 2007.

    So how old is too old?
    When do they become rock hard plastic that would be outhandled by a set of new bobjane all rounders?
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    isn't that the 8th week of 2017?

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    Iíve had older lol

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    Sorry 0807

    Edited now

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    On a Porsche being punted around a racetrack 10-11 year old tyres will be shithouse.

    On a Porsche being cautiously driven from home, to Cars & Coffee, then back home again, I reckon they'll be fine.
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    5 years is about the safe limit for any sort of performance driving.
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    I put 30yo tyres on the back of my Val once

    Went around the block and it was like I had 500hp, awesome powerskids froma 2bbl 265

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    Assume no laws around it?
    As long as it has enough tread depth the law don't care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trent from punchy View Post
    5 years is about the safe limit for any sort of performance driving.
    I've stuck by this rule. I'm sure the young punters at the tyre shop have had fun smoking up my old 80% tread tyres though

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    Yeah, I wouldn't want to know about 10 year old tyres... Also depends a lot on the life they've had - if it's been 10 years sitting in the sun, or extended periods of sitting flat, fuck that noise.
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    Going by looks, they are road style semi slicks with 90% tread.
    As someone mentioned it looks like a weekend car that gets driven to coffee places only, but its a mean looking car...

    This one..

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    Just wop some Octopus Grip on if worried.

    I replaced the 8 year old tyres on my old cruiser with fresh rubber. Partly because of age, partly because they were too big for the rim. Fucktards at the tyre shop sold a nonna in her mid 80s 185/70/13s cause it's what they had on the shelf on a car that came out with 170R13s on a 5" rim. The thing looked like a dune buggy and there's no way it would have been easy for her to drive. /CSH
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    Those wheels are ugly as sin.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    My moke had the original 1981 tyres on it not that long ago, maybe 5 years ago.
    I replaced only because they had some age cracks starting to appear.
    probs would have been good for another 30 years tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Those wheels are ugly as sin.
    Serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    Those wheels are ugly as sin.
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    Had a few truck tyre blowouts, always on tyres over 5 years old.

    Worst one was a steer tyre that was ~9 years old... very lucky to not eat shit and die. The trucks were always heavily loaded, but simply didn't do many kms so the rubber wasn't replaced.

    I doubt you'd have that sort of problem on a lightly loaded road car tyre though, as long as you're not getting up it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT View Post
    Serious?
    Yep, they look like a 3 piece version of the chromey you tend to find on 60's mustangs owned by people who would otherwise be dumping their lack of taste into T-bucket.
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    Yeah agree, those ROH wheels wouldn't be my choice on a Porker.
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    If it was that dish on a 3 piece converted Fuchs, it'd be utterly mint.
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    I'm currently running 12 year old road tyres on my RX3, driven only occasionally on them. Spent most of their life in a garage. Heaps of tread but been thinking it is time to get some new tyres just due to age, grip is definitely decreasing judging by the third gear wheelspin now possible in the dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT View Post
    Assume no laws around it?
    As long as it has enough tread depth the law don't care?
    Correct. Iíve had mine for 6.5 years. Still got 3mm at the front. Should still be good for another 2-3 years at the rate I drive my car. Yes they are getting hard but just saving money where I can.

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    Let them get hard to the point it barely wears the tread depth.

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    When I got the Stout it still had tyres on it from around 2001. On the way back from C&C one time last year I had a rear one delaminate on the M1 at 110 in the 3rd lane, next to a semi... that was Fun.

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    I have Federal RSRs on the AW11 that are about 7 years old now, they're notably going off a bit despite doing all of 15,000km.

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    regularly heat cycling a semi will kill it in short order also. i had rsrs which had been on my car for only maybe 3 years, but they had seen 30,000 very hard kms worth of driving (3 trackdays, 3 motorkhanas and countless old pac runs). there was still some tread on them but the grip fell off a cliff in the last 6 months
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