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TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:21 am
by .MAD MAX.
This is one of those stories that needs to be replayed every so often to keep as many people as possible informed:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex ... affil=wfaa

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:49 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Earlier in the year we had 3 of our trucks have blowouts on their steering tyres.
All of the tyres were the same brand, so this caused plenty of concern.
Infact a representative of the manufacturer came down to inspect the tryes on the trucks we had as tyre failure on semi-trailers is a big deal and obviously if there is a bad batch it would cost the company millions.

A report came back stating that a combination of: age of the tyres, underinflation (which was found on 80% of the fleet), and the fact that our trucks sit for too long (up to 6 months at a time) wouldve been a contributing in the failure of the tyres in the other trucks.

Most of us were well aware of the problem that some of these trucks sat for months at a time in the sun and were never moved. This isnt good for many reasons.

My XB has 2 very old tyres on the front and since the car rarely moves, they have developed large cracks in the firewall. At a guess the tyres are well over 8yrs old now.

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:52 pm
by Last V8-3
My XB has 2 very old tyres on the front and since the car rarely moves, they have developed large cracks in the firewall. At a guess the tyres are well over 8yrs old now.

But if you finished your car, that wouldn't be a problem.

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:16 pm
by roadwarriormfp
All in good time smithy.....

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:16 pm
by Last V8-3
close sammy, the other scott.

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:59 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Last V8-3 wrote:close sammy, the other scott.


gaaaaaaaaaa


there has been too much sanding.... too much fumes :?

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:44 am
by The Sockpuppet
i have an honorable compromise, just finish the car and i spare you your life. :twisted:

Re: TIRE age hazzard

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:36 pm
by bike
Autobahn cruising speed here roundabout 160km/h (100mph)? for hours on end so tyre check is pretty vital,

An age-related limit is impossible. Temperature and use decide. Anything over 6 years is dodgy. Underinflated is asking for trouble. Standing for months on end not good, can be compensated for by extra pressure though.