OMG!! I'm agreeing with Alan!!
Definitely do not use 25 year old tires!!
Guys & Gals - As Dr. Larry discovered, old tires become dangerous.
Tire compounds do not age like fine wine. They deteriorate over time.
Sometimes it is obvious like "weather checking", but often the
compound and construction start to go deep within the tread or
sidewalls so that what appears to be a "good" tire (nicely maintained
with Armour-All or
tire black of some sort) is actually going "rotten" (for lack of the
correct terminology) within the body of the tire. About 10 years is
the safety line...
C'mon Alan, give us the technical explanation.... ;-)
Jim - 68 Midget in Dodge City
On 5/1/06, alan eastjones <email@example.com> wrote:
> Keep the sticky side down! - not on 25 year old tyres, you won't - AlanEJ
> WFO Herb <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've got a set of Fuchs from one of my 911s. Has anyone seen these on a
> They're 15", stock TR8 is 13.
> Thinking about a set of 'vintage' race tires they have out now.
> May look 'different', but I've had them in the garage for well over 25
> WFO Herb
> Keep the sticky side down!