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Old 08-05-2014, 01:02 AM   #1
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Perished or usable (1999 750iL)

Hi

I pulled the 750iL out from the Garage (outside one, but is covered), and the rear tyres look like the below, i dont know there age.

The fronts are 2 years old and are ok.... are these safe to use or will i need to replace (which will be a shame as there's loads of tread on them).

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Old 08-05-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
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By definition, no, they are not...The cracks are not the issue; they are an indication of very old rubber...At this point its like driving on plastic tires, you will not get much traction, and if pushed harder, the tire will just come apart (chunks anyways!). You can still use it, but don't expect more than 10-20% of the tire original performance.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:07 AM   #3
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hummm, so what does a perished tyre look like?

I dont drive hard, however not so sure i want to drive it to much, ive never really taken notice of this as the UK was always between 20oC from hot to cold and wet all year, Canada cold this year was -30oC so gave me something to check...

According to research on the internet, the date code is 4608 (week 46 year 2008)?
The front types are 0412 (week 4 year 2012) this sounds about right, they where fitted in May / June 2012.

So the rears are 6 years old, the car wasn't driven to much while i have owned it, maybe not much but the previous owner as well.

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Old 08-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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Replace for safety,it is already 6 years,1 year
over due
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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Yep, replacing is on the books now.

Problem is, is with what? Apparently Michelin has a bad report (from what i see and the tire people), Yokohama?
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