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Old March 9th, 2017, 15:02   #1
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Hey everyone. I have an off request.

i have a bunch of brand new good spare tires. None of them are a match so that's why im posting here.

looking to buy or straight up trade your spare tire for one of my brand new spare tires. I just want to get a pair going and sell the rest of them if possible.


looking for:

Bridgestone Turanza EL400 205/55R16
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Michelin MXV4 205/55R16

tread must be perfect or never used.

take a quick look at your spare and let me know.

for quick reply text at any time 905 nine two one 6015

thanks
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Old March 9th, 2017, 15:55   #2
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I just need to part out 1 more car and I'll have a full set
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Old March 9th, 2017, 16:18   #3
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^^^^
thats pretty much the idea
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Old March 10th, 2017, 08:27   #4
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... Wouldn't these be somewhat old, new tires?

I would concerned with the harder / aged rubber...

What's the age from the DOT stamp(s) in the sidewall?
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Old March 10th, 2017, 09:44   #5
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im always concerned about the age.
i dont use cracked tires. the tires are about 8 years old. Yes, the rubber has become harder but they look brand new, no leaks, never seen the road.

so why not?

i have actually ran 11 year old tires for 2 summers. they looked fine, gripped fine and for the regular commute they were perfectly fine to use.

on a side note: the tread actually lasts longer since the rubber has become harder. but like i said, they performed just fine.


ps. i found a set already.
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When I sold the golf last year I was still running winters stamped 2007... ran them 3 winters and had zero issues... no cracking or anything funny
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There is nothing wrong with well stored spare tires. There is a bit of hysteria now days when it comes to the age of tires (thanks to the internet). The way a tire is stored makes more difference than how old they are. Usually UV and Ozone ages tires. A spare tire sitting in the trunk will age very slowly. Yes, age is a good indicator to warrant a closer inspection when buying and should be used as a price negotiating tool (since when put into use they will deteriorate faster than fairly new tires) but should not be a deterrent.

I hope you will find the tires you are after.
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I once bought an older E21 BMW. 3 tires were like new & in great shape albeit 20 years old! The 4th was completely deteriorated and cracked. The garage where the car was stored, only 1 tire ever saw sunlight through the window.
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