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AGED (UNUSED) TYRES A SERIOUS DANGER!!!
« on: July 28, 2008, 04:31:27 PM »

Everyone should watch the video below:


http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4826897
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 04:52:26 PM »
Very Good info  [2thumbsup] [2thumbsup]

Jus go look on momz car.. "xx05" on the back tires (rotated from front) and "xx07" on the front ( less than 6 months old)
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 11:55:23 PM »
thats shocking.... :o

good post...we shud spread the word, if the us has that big of a problem imagine ja, inventory here may be decades old.... [stretcher]



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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 12:49:42 PM »
 [refuse]  And there's where one has to wonder why you can (on my island at least) get phenomenal discounts on new tires. I mean how about getting 15% off when buying two and 22% off for 4.  [ponder]  [ponder]

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 09:01:36 PM »
moms front tyres is 0ne year old but the rear is 7 years old

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 09:03:24 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 09:28:56 PM »
very interesting [ponder]
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 12:04:34 AM »
I wonder how mine stay im sure dem bout 10yrs old now........ [ponder]
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 12:46:20 PM »
tyre warehouse  [bike]
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008, 08:11:02 PM »
great info!!... guess we have to look out especially when buying tyres from some little place that don't turn over inventory fast enough

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008, 09:27:05 PM »
generally tyres can stay preserved for a while wat u have to watch for are the elements they are exposed to....example dry rot or improper storage methods etc
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 05:42:20 AM »
good post, aguh check mine

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« Reply #12 on: August 2, 2008, 02:58:58 PM »
Found out about this years ago, be careful of Jacan Rubber Limited they sell alot of them my tires wudd just start strippin all over the sides for no reason and i learnt about this at the same Jacan wen i was buying replacements and read a sign they had up about tires, when i asked the old dude in charge he said he can offer me older tires or newer tires for diff. prices so they know it and still sell them some of the tires they sold razor blades had been used to strip off the year off the tires
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« Reply #13 on: August 3, 2008, 12:29:26 PM »
 ??? I wonder how old my tires are  [worried] Damn man  :o, i wonder if some of these retailers know all this  [noclue]  [ponder]
This is a good post [2thumbsup], Man this makes you wonder. A lot of accidents that occur on JA roads may not be as a result of speeding  :-\
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« Reply #14 on: August 4, 2008, 10:46:01 AM »
this is y I always ensure that where I buy tires are places that I know and have fast turnover which eliminates having old stock

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« Reply #15 on: August 8, 2008, 08:49:09 AM »
thanks for the link was very informative.

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« Reply #16 on: August 8, 2008, 09:02:30 AM »
Good Post. How does  the non US/ Non - europen tyres stack up in terms of the year (make) data?

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« Reply #17 on: August 8, 2008, 09:07:28 AM »
Found out about this years ago, be careful of Jacan Rubber Limited they sell alot of them my tires wudd just start strippin all over the sides for no reason and i learnt about this at the same Jacan wen i was buying replacements and read a sign they had up about tires, when i asked the old dude in charge he said he can offer me older tires or newer tires for diff. prices so they know it and still sell them some of the tires they sold razor blades had been used to strip off the year off the tires

   ???what type of tyres you buy  and brand??

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« Reply #18 on: August 8, 2008, 02:26:04 PM »
Found out about this years ago, be careful of Jacan Rubber Limited they sell alot of them my tires wudd just start strippin all over the sides for no reason and i learnt about this at the same Jacan wen i was buying replacements and read a sign they had up about tires, when i asked the old dude in charge he said he can offer me older tires or newer tires for diff. prices so they know it and still sell them some of the tires they sold razor blades had been used to strip off the year off the tires

   ???what type of tyres you buy  and brand??

They were mostly unknown brands that they sold there, i think they were chinese, i use kumho ectsa's on the front and maxxis around the back
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2008, 02:58:24 AM »
I'm really concerned about this, I really depend on these tyres. Especially when you putting down some hard drives.
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2008, 08:25:22 PM »
This is really really dangerous, not only losing control is a factor, but the damage that it can cause. When the thread seperates from the body of the tyre it can rip up the whole undercarriage.

Tear off the bumper rip out harnesses  break lights, possibility is endless. When tyres begin to crack/dry rot change them the thread can seperate at any time.

At 60mph or more its pretty destrutive, have a LX 470 (Lexus version of the Land Cruiser) in the shop right now that has about $5000 worth of damage due to dry rot tyres.

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2008, 05:31:34 PM »
very informative especially for us wheelers with gasoline in our veins [2thumbsup]






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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2008, 02:31:06 PM »
Many years ago i was at a goodyear training clinic in Morant Bay held for tyre adjusters and we were told that rubber has a shelf life of 4 years, its start breaking down after. Its tough to determine who will sell old expired stock as every retailer can end with stock that wont move but stock over four years old should be rare, especially if priced competitively.   

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2008, 07:47:56 PM »
Good post.
A must read. Just bought some tyres a few weeks back from a tyre warehouse in kgn. Sumitumo - 2208  [2thumbsup] 2008
ma sistren was parked beside me she has Maxxis - 4407s  [thumbsup] 2007

Pretty new, definately something every car own should look at when buying tyres.
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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2008, 08:37:08 PM »
After some thought i decided to add to what i had stated before. I came across some one selling tyres for ADV (animal drawn vehicles, thats right, 20 mph max speed) they were in a batch of used tyres and were being bought by a taxi operator. Some one who saw the tyres asked the vendor if he knew what kind of peril he was creating and it turns out he did not know what adv meant and really did not care.   A lot of fatal accidents on our roads are related to tyre failure so carefully check the quality and most important is the application(don't fit passenger tyres on vehicles doing commercial work, you are begging for trouble and i think you can have serious issues with your insurer).  Save yourself and your loved one greif, buy only quality tyres suitable for your application.       

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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2008, 04:00:07 PM »
Very informative! gone guh check
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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2008, 02:01:16 PM »
Also some companies make the same tire in different factories in different countries.

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« Reply #27 on: January 4, 2009, 11:00:04 PM »
For the uninitiated, diagram below shows you how to "read" a tyre (Thanks MONTI!)

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Re: AGED (UNUSED) TYRES A SERIOUS DANGER!!!
« Reply #28 on: January 4, 2009, 11:28:42 PM »
So the ones on my car not so bad.

Rear Federal made 42nd wk of 07. 1+ yrs old.

Front Kumho made 9th week of 07. Almost 2 yrs old. Funny the left F tyre has 0907 while there is no code on the right F tyre. Assuming they were made in one batch though.

Need to check the other car 2moro.

What I find  also is that if u have a your spare on a SUV (on the back) it's good to cover it as constant exposure to the elements can cause it to deteriorate even if not used. Last yr when doing tyre change, on my SUV I inspected the spare and it was not good. Such a shame it has never been used for more than 50 km or so and had to disposed of it.


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« Reply #29 on: January 5, 2009, 07:54:51 PM »
thx noidea - wicked info on this thread  [thumbsup]
always thought those tyre strips were from retreaded truck tyres - wonder how many accidents happen in ja due to this
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« Reply #30 on: January 5, 2009, 11:12:46 PM »
where have tyre sales now

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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2009, 11:20:57 AM »
??? I wonder how old my tires are  [worried] Damn man  :o, i wonder if some of these retailers know all this  [noclue]  [ponder]
This is a good post [2thumbsup], Man this makes you wonder. A lot of accidents that occur on JA roads may not be as a result of speeding  :-\

good try.. but speedin is still the number cause!  lololol
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« Reply #32 on: March 3, 2009, 08:36:43 PM »
big up yute,, we need fi spread d word still,, but big up
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« Reply #33 on: March 3, 2009, 08:48:56 PM »
at the sprint the other day mr. gregg to the time to show us the date on the tyres an how to inspect them whichh i later found out the tyres's i spent over 40 thousand dollars for are three years old make me wonder if thats why one burst so easily the other day in a pothole   [veryangry] [veryangry] [ranting] [ranting]
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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2009, 09:57:39 AM »
at the sprint the other day mr. gregg to the time to show us the date on the tyres an how to inspect them whichh i later found out the tyres's i spent over 40 thousand dollars for are three years old make me wonder if thats why one burst so easily the other day in a pothole   [veryangry] [veryangry] [ranting] [ranting]

i think them just dry rotten.

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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2009, 02:06:14 PM »
ma dad's tyres
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« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2009, 05:24:52 AM »
Excellent Post indeed. I wonder why the News Media in Jamaica have not publicized something like this?  [ponder] [ponder]
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« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2009, 01:57:35 PM »
Excellent post [applause] [applause]
 i just checked my tyres.
They  are 2008 at the back and 2009 on the front.
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« Reply #38 on: December 5, 2009, 03:54:35 PM »
Good POST man! [2thumbsup] [2thumbsup] [2thumbsup]

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« Reply #39 on: January 9, 2010, 03:57:02 AM »
the news item sad still. the father was saying he thought the kids had on fresh tyres, only to hear such tragic news  [reallysad]. thanks for the info.
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« Reply #40 on: July 8, 2010, 09:51:19 PM »
very useful info!

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« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2010, 05:19:37 PM »
 [bump] [bump]jah know yute this is probably one of the most informative threads i've seen on wheels...i literally wanted to run to my car to check the dares on my tyres...RESPECT man [wave]

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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2010, 05:20:11 PM »
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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2010, 07:44:16 PM »
just bought a vehicle parked for 7 years with new tires...good thing I saw this.
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« Reply #44 on: November 4, 2010, 05:39:12 PM »
[refuse]  And there's where one has to wonder why you can (on my island at least) get phenomenal discounts on new tires. I mean how about getting 15% off when buying two and 22% off for 4.  [ponder]  [ponder]
thanks 4 the info i alway buy used tyres and i never checked that  [thumbsup]

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« Reply #45 on: February 2, 2011, 11:18:16 AM »
These are the kinda posts i appreciate and like to see, useful information  [2thumbsup]

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« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2011, 11:38:06 PM »
excellent post

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« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2011, 01:22:17 PM »
Yo a serious thing this

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« Reply #48 on: June 5, 2011, 06:55:41 PM »
Great Posts this will save lives and a lot of money.

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« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2011, 11:40:07 AM »
yea man great post, cuz ppl nah look pon dat. a great way to save yurself a hol lot a problems inna the future.....08 mine say  ;D