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UltimateG
September 1st, 2010, 21:55
Can I determine the age of the tire from the info in this picture?

Or is it found elsewhere? I didn't see any other markings on the tire.

Thanks

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/ultimateg/IMG_1135.jpg?t=1283403409

in4aride
September 1st, 2010, 22:10
old as F*&K...thats all you need to know...

lol no it was made the 40th week of 93!!!!!!

once you get into the 2000's its 4 numbers...
as in 4009 that would be the 40th week of 2009 as manufacture date... :thumbup:

joe_peters
September 1st, 2010, 22:27
old as F*&K...thats all you need to know...

LOL! You were right the first time!

in4aride
September 1st, 2010, 22:31
LOL! You were right the first time!
LOL right?!
im willing to bet the tire is rotted to the bead of the rim. If not, i would be VERY surprised. But expect them to be a pain to removed and have to clean the bead....so plan ahead...

UltimateG
September 1st, 2010, 22:31
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in4aride
September 1st, 2010, 22:33
ya i just bought a 89 with the factory spare still in it...never been onthe ground and still full of air, but in the process of replacing all 5 of the tires...whew is the air in that tire of yours gonna stink!!!!! lol

UltimateG
September 1st, 2010, 22:34
Whoa, Crazy! Until recently, that was the spare in my '94 XJ. I guess it's been there since the Jeep left the factory!

What a bummer, the tire hasn't even been used.

austinaubinoe
September 2nd, 2010, 05:56
when is a tire too old?

My family has a 2000 4 banger tj for winter use that has 33" TSL's. I recently put the stock 10 year old tires that were taken off immediately after buying it in 2004 with 8k miles.

This is just because im having a couple issues with my cherokee at the moment. just wondering if I should be concerned about the tires age, they look great, and were stored in a finished basement.

in4aride
September 2nd, 2010, 07:27
tire manufacturers only back up the tires for 6 years...at which point they say the tires are likely bad. most tire shops will have a hard time justifying mounting up ten year old tires....especially to high pressures....they are just to inconsistent with safety

joe_peters
September 2nd, 2010, 07:38
One article on the subject says 6/10--put in service by their 6th year after manufacture, replaced by their 10th.

http://www.carolinaweeklynews.com/id36.html

Another, same times:

http://www.aa1car.com/library/tire_expire.htm

And another:

http://www.garyeto.com/tire/aging.html

So, there doesn't seem to be a lot of "official" word on this, or much in the way of scientific studies.

Maybe those 1985 recaps on my 1/4 ton trailer are due for replacement?