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Postby NixVegaGT » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:42 am

I found a link to this website in my quest to settle on a rear tire size:

http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbibles/


HOLY CRAP! It's got everything you need to become a motorhead! Pretty cool site.
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Postby mldeolde » Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:18 am

my quick examination of the oil section leads me to the conclusion that this site is indeed a very well done informational and invesigateive web page. your time would be well spent purruseing this thoughtfull and informative site. i'd give it an A+ ...................
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Postby v8astregt » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:15 pm

Good site. I'll have to read through it all later.
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Postby MIKESMONZA » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:02 pm

I KNEW SOME ONE WOULD FIND THIS EVENTUALY :THE OIL SECTION IN THIS SPOT AS MIDELODE POINT'S OUT IS THE OIL INFO WE NEED TO ADDRESS IN THE "FUTURE" AND "NOW" :arrow: FOR PREVENITIVE MAINTENANCE,,, 8) 8) MIKE
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Postby vegatex » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:31 pm

Make this a sticky or add it to the library, please!
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Postby shytebucket » Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:54 am

Good reading here. Thanks for the link, Nic.
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Postby marco_1978_spyder » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:54 am

Rejoyce, my storage just got much cleaner, after realizing that tires over 6 years old are garbage regardless of how good the tread still looks.

Although, I need something to get the dismantled cars to be able to roll away.
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Postby SunbirdMan » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:44 am

marco_1978_spyder wrote:Rejoyce, my storage just got much cleaner, after realizing that tires over 6 years old are garbage regardless of how good the tread still looks.


Six years? Is that a fact or opinion? Because I don't have a life, I checked around and couldn't find any such six year rule. here's what BFGoodrich has to say.


"...service-related evolution varies widely so that accurately predicting the serviceable life of any specific tire in advance is not possible...
....Tires which have been in use for 5 years or more should continue to be inspected by a specialist... such as a tire dealer... at least annually....
....It is impossible to predict when tires should be replaced based on their calendar age alone .....
....While most tires will need replacement before they achieve 10 years, it is recommended that any tires in service 10 years or more from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as a simple precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even if they have not reached the legal wear limit...."
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Postby Kev442 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:22 pm

A six year rule is great for Grandma, but a zillion factors come into play with old tires. The website is telling you to check the code and avoid buying new tires that are six years old. I sure wouldn't want to pay full price for six year old merchandise, so I agree.

That being said, I would be bankrupt if i had to replace tires even in a 10 year window. I've spent the last twenty years taking other peoples tires off their hands and using them for years. Before he closed up shop due to health issues, my favorite used tire guy and me would always have a good laugh over what I was up to.
Bias Ply tires will not die, I still have a pair of BF Goodrich Belted TA's on my ride that I bought new in 1983. They are garage kept, have no weather checking and have 1/2 tread yet. My plow truck has two tires about that old. My utility trailer has a pair about 30 years old taken off a Vega!
Radial tires will also last if cared for.My wifes car was bought from my mom, who had a set of Dunlop radials mounted used about 8 years ago. The tires are probably 11 years old now are are slowly getting replaced as they belt shift. I feel that the direct sunlight all summer long is killing them. There is a set of Radial TA's bought in 1987 floating around here too. They move from car to car as needed for road use, replacing the rollers. There are more examples, but this is way too long as it is!
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Postby MIKESMONZA » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:46 pm

OFF SUBJECT,,TIRE'S- EXPOSURE OF TIRE'S TO THE SUN, PARKED FOR LONG PERIODS WILL ADD TO THE SIDEWALL'S DEMISE SAY FOR INSTANCE A MOTORHOME PARKED SAY FACING NORTH FOR 2 TO 3 YEARS ALSO THE STORAGE OF TIRE'S PREVOUSLY USED AND NOT SEALED,, IN A CLOSED ENVIROMENT OF A LARGE CONTINOUSLY RUNNING AIR COMPRESSOR OUT SIDE A SHOP BUT IN A SHED STRUCTURE THE WINDING OF THE MOTOR GIVE OFF A CHEMICAL "GAS" FUME THAT DISENEGRATES THE TIRE'S SIDEWALL ACELERATING THE DECAY,, GOT THAT FROM A LARGE FLEET WRECKER OPPERATOR THAT HAD A SMALL BUILDING INSULATED FOR NOISE AND FREEZING WEATHER FOR THE COMPRESSOR AND TIRE'S, { NOW HAS FAN}FOR VENTILATION ,,,,MIKE 8) 8)
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