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Old 08-20-2008, 06:40 PM
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Yes I did. The new michleans on the runner has 3made in the last year, one is 2.5 years old and the other is 3.2 years old. I am thinking of writing Michlean about this, then discount's manager in Boulder.
When I bought the Generals last spring for the cruiser, I did not look. But today, all 4 tires are made with 3 months of each other, thee made in the same month.
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x2...But how do you know if a tire was made in the 90's or the '00's? At one point in the story, IIRC, they showed what they claimed was a 12 yr old tire made in '96. How does a person know is the xx6 indicates a 1996 date or a 2006 date? More importantly, if I were to go out and buy tires today, how would I know I'm getting a tire made 2008 and not 1998

Everyone got out and check their tires now


The DOT is either 11 numbers or 12 numbers. If there are 3 numbers at the end 126, that means it was made in the 12th week of 1996. If there are 4 numbers 1206, that means it was made the 12th week of 2006.
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I thought exactly the same thing as Powerderpig when I saw the picture of the 2 piece tire.
(For split rims maybe? *joking*)

Also, I noticed there isn't much tread left on that MT. It's a well used old tire.
IS THAT A BULGE IN YOUR TIRE OR YOU HAPPY TO SEE HER

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Very close to NFFW and not appreciated.

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Old 08-21-2008, 11:41 AM
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Just checked mine. 2406 on all 4 of them. I need to check the wifes when I got home as we just bought hers a few months ago.

I'm really anal about tires. If they are at half tread, they are gone. Always check tire pressure and that. Guess I got it from my dad. he manages a trucking company...so tires are quite the $$$ venture for him.
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Very close to NFFW and not appreciated.

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Agreed, Tonka you're definitely pushing the limits here... reel it in a little please. We appreciate the tire discussion though..
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:49 PM
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The argument that my BFG's were on backorder last year is apparantly true... they were all 4 stamped as being made about a month before I bought them...
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Doesn't Anyone think these tire pics look a little too photo-chopped?

Look what happened to my 40 this afternoon!
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:56 PM
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So any how I went into Discount today to ask about what the policy on how old a tire they sell. I had a real nice young man named Nick help me. According to Nick, it was a DOT standard of 10 years for tire replacement. He could not produce this in written form for me. He did hand me a guide from Discount Tire that showed me the warranty period for each of the major manufactures they sell. Most only warranty the tires for 6 years from the date of tire manufacture(not when the tire is sold). All the best car companies recommend tire replacement at 6 years. Most tire manufactures recommend tire replacement at 10 years.
So the outcome for me, I get the two older tires replaced free with the tires they have in stock that are made in the last couple of months. Nick appoligized for the mistake on the part of Discount not makeing sure the tires were current. He thinks Michelin will take the tires back. I have a appointment to get the new tires on the 4/runner on monday.
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