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Offline Critterman

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Dangerous Tires
« on: December 03, 2009, 07:56:53 PM »
    Important information that you may not be aware of about
tires.  There is a 30 sec commercial at first and then the video.  The
video is well worth watching.  Please watch until the end, because
some of the most important information you need to hear and see is
past the middle of the segment.  It could save your life, or that of
someone you love. This goes true for car, truck and RV tires
 
When the page opens, wait for the video to start. It may take a minute or two.
   
    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBMkswl8VQw
« Last Edit: August 08, 2010, 03:10:28 PM by Sly Bob, Reason: added YouTube link »
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 08:04:48 PM »
Great video...thanks for the info!!
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 08:32:40 PM »
Very good information. This has been around for a while but something to remember. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 08:45:52 PM »
Thanks!  I will want to watch this on my daughter's car, where age before mileage may be the thing.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 11:14:03 PM »
Very informative I'm going out and check my tires on the Sol and PT thats the1 thathad a weak side wall and blew out when I hit a Bump 3 weeks ago.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 11:17:23 PM »
I just went out and checked my tires....36th week of 2008.  I feel safer now.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 02:31:20 AM »
oh wow that is good to kno!!!!

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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 08:09:09 AM »
Wow, that was really interesting.  I did not know anything about it.  I sure will check the next set I buy.  Very good Criterman.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 08:22:08 AM »
Thank you for info, I didn't know about this issue but I didn't know how to check them and where and the maximum age.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 09:43:08 AM »
I checked my tires last night after posting this article.  My 4 month old tires were made in the 27th and 33rd week of 07 - two years old.   I will wear them out before they hit the 6 year mark :)
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 12:49:14 PM »
I don't like the way this article was put together.
It's presented more as Infotainment (entertainment) then an actual news story.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2009, 12:56:57 PM by DrJones »
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 01:16:46 PM »
All my tires on my daily driver are from 08.  I didnt check the sol last night.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2009, 01:59:42 PM »
there was report out long ago to check tire dates even if you are buying new ones.  Most of this issue is improved but i still check new tire dates( you never know).   I have went with the 5 year replace in anything that gets up to speed. Uv kills fast here. You can watch your wippers disintegrate in a year.

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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2009, 05:36:31 PM »
Thanks Critterman for posting this topic.  To my knowledge it has not as yet been posted on this forum.  This was posted on my old Solstice GXP Owners Forum by DickW back on 12-14-2008 so this knowledge has been around, but enforcement has been lax and sometimes nonexistent in the Tire business.  This 9 and 1/2 minute video can save your life.  After the thread was posted by DickW I checked mine.  We took delivery of "Miss Red Eagle" on 12-27-2006.  Our tires were coded 4406 which meant that our tires were produced the 44th week of 2006 so our tires were 6 weeks old when we rolled out of the Dealers lot on December 27th, 2006.

As stated in the video tires have a shelf life and if over 6 years old the tires should not be sold to customers however some merchandisers pay no attention to the age and sell them anyway.  The problem gets even more serious as we now know that the U.S. industry in the past has fought proposals to make Tire distributors not sale tires that have passed the required time limit.  Sad indeed all the deaths caused by tires that were sold after six years and failed causing deaths.  Be sure to check the coded manufacturer date coded on the tire prior to purchase!
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 02:41:23 PM »
Bringing this thread back that Critterman posted back on 12/30/2009.  Several threads on new replacement tires have recently been posted on the forum.  Please take the time prior to purchase to view the very first post in this thread!!!!!!!

It could save your life!!!  I mean it, just take the time... and view the ABC News story!!  It is 9:42 minutes in length, but very important if you have begun the search for tires or getting ready to close a deal for new tires.

I believe this was posted on the Solstice Forum, and I know it was posted back on the old Solstice GXP Owners Forum.  Really, please view the video and you will know why you have a question to ask the Salesperson prior to closing on the sale.

I will not tell you the question to ask?  Just view the video.  :2c: :thumbs:
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2010, 03:12:16 PM »
Updated the OP with a YouTube link.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 05:05:24 PM »
Like Dr. Jones mentioned, it over states the importance of buying used, dried out tires that have been sitting in the sun. I'm sure you can still do it, but finding your perfect tire glowing on rack in front a of gas station today is not likely. Tires will start to to decline in performance the first couple month of us. The this report is like a catch 22 where if it's discredited, the discreditor is wrong regardless as the tire is one of the most important safety aspects of a vehicle.

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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2016, 09:01:12 PM »
 :agree:

Its so important, we wont take the time to just type a few sentences to show you how to read the date of manufacture of the tire, instead watch the 10 min. video.

Its like the news teasers ..URGENT BREAKING NEWS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. DONT TAKE ANOTHER BREATH TILL YOU SEE THIS REPORT... watch the 11pm news on friday. (of course its 8pm on monday, hope you can hold your breath a long time).


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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2016, 05:16:32 PM »
Wow 6 year old dead thread resurrection

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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2016, 05:33:14 PM »
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2016, 10:19:05 AM »
From the fact that Norm sky replied to this post on
August 8, 2010
and then DavHamm responds on
August 17, 2016

That's a gap of 6 years and 9 days between posts on this thread

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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2016, 11:46:30 AM »
Maybe a 6 year gap between posts but the info is still important enough to share. It could literally save your life.
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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2016, 11:51:24 AM »
When your tires are still in good condition you can use Michelin tires for 10 years after manufacturing.

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Re: Dangerous Tires
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2016, 12:20:04 PM »
Good info to remind everyone of.
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