• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

How old is too old for a tire?

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by SHOdown220, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. SHOdown220

    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,543
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    North Carolina
    How old of a tire would you feel comfortable running on your DD?

    Long story short I have a tire that was taken off a new ST when I worked at Ford due to a nail. Turns out the nail didn't puncture the tire so I brought it home and put it in the garage.

    The time has come for a new set of tires on my ST and I'm thinking of just ordering 3 more goodyear f1 to match the one I already have. Date code is 13/18. Like I said was previously mounted on a new vehicle and taken off before delivery.

    Order 3 tires or play it safe and order all 4 and trash the one in my garage?
     
  2. 96dreamer

    96dreamer Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,671
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    St.Louis
    02Toner likes this.
  3. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    14,051
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Location:
    Conway, Wa
    It's an early 2018 date coded tire. I'd run it.
    6 years is my limit
     
  4. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

    Messages:
    3,158
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Rockwood Lodge
    I'd use it.
     
  5. mysticsvt

    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    5,380
    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    I'll say this..bringing your dads 1987 Monte Carlo all stock to a dyno day is a horrible idea. HAHAHAHA When the tire went it hit a friend in the back, another in the balls and destroyed the rear fender. Had cracks everywhere inside it. DUMB.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  6. SSSSSSSSSSSSVT

    SSSSSSSSSSSSVT Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    942
    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Location:
    Conroe, Texas
    Ouch.

    yeah I bet Paul Walker wished he had new tires on his last ride.
     
  7. ccq8le

    ccq8le Active Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

    Messages:
    408
    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Location:
    Seattle (Redmond area)
    DD probably about 8 years

    I would say climate has a lot to do with how well a tire ages. It's the heat and sun that will bake the life out of them.


    Sent from my SM-G965U using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
    STAMPEDE3 likes this.
  8. Bronze123

    Bronze123 Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    248
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Location:
    MI
    10 year shelf life is somewhat of a industry standard. Mostly 7-10 years. Your tires are turning three in a few months.

    I would run them. Giving no run flat damage, large cracks, and overall tread above 4/32 of an inch
     
    FineLineMtrSprt, Great Asp and me32 like this.
  9. JaCobro

    JaCobro Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    210
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2020
    Location:
    North Carolina
    At 5 years old is when you want to start questioning a tire.
     
  10. 598

    598 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    969
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Location:
    Frankfort IL
    If you figure you will go thru the set in 3 years or less, probably ok. If you intend to see 120 plus and track days on a regular basis, get new. I pulled the set off my Focus for the winter tire change. They are 15 dated. I will be running new in the spring, even though I have a fair amount of tread left. These tires spent a few years in Arizona though.
     
  11. SHOdown220

    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,543
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Thanks for the replies guys. Sounds like it will be ok to use. I probably won't keep the car longer than about another year so it won't get that much more age on it anyways.
     
    598, JaCobro and 98 svt like this.
  12. Silverstrike

    Silverstrike It's to big to move FAST! Established Member

    Messages:
    6,380
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Location:
    Here/there/some other silly place
    How old? on my 2005 C6 built in late July 2005, I had the original rears Good Year Eagle EMT's on the back when I traded it in on the SS in Feb 2019
     
  13. 98 svt

    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

    Messages:
    19,334
    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Location:
    Nunya, MA
    I'd run that for sure.
     
  14. patc84

    patc84 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    409
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2018
    Location:
    Jup, FL
    5 years by DOT standards
     
  15. 03 DSG Snake

    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

    Messages:
    20,830
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2002
    Location:
    CA
    ...and a 17 year old riding shotgun.
     
  16. 02Toner

    02Toner Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    204
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Location:
    South STL
    Right now I'm guilty of running a 2010 date code tire on my SRT Jeep. In my defense the 2nd owner who put these on didn't drive it much and was stored in a climate controlled garage. No rot and they don't flat spot after sitting for a week or longer..... Probably not the smartest idea, oh well. I just want someone to make a Hellcat 5 spoke replica in the Jeep bolt pattern and I'd spring for a whole new set up.
     
  17. SweetSVT99

    SweetSVT99 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,482
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Location:
    Quad Cities
    I just put a new pair of Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a date code of early 2019 on the back of my Mustang, and I don't feel a bit bad about it.
     
  18. FineLineMtrSprt

    FineLineMtrSprt I like bacon! Established Member

    Messages:
    4,718
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Bunker Hill,WV
    Being in the tire business...I see tires that are 5 yrs old and have dryrot cracks and I see some 7yrs old with no cracks. If theres no dryrot, no odd chunking,scrubbing or irregular wear I would run them. Make sure you can still get that tire as Goodyear has discontinued several over the last 2-3 years.
     
  19. SHOdown220

    SHOdown220 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,543
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Thanks for the reassurance guys. Sounds like I should be good to go. Tire rack has matching tires in stock and that one I have has no signs of dry rot or anything.
     
    FineLineMtrSprt and JaCobro like this.
  20. geoffmt

    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,414
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Location:
    billings, mt
    5-7 years max, check for dry rot


    Sent from my iPhone using svtperformance.com
     

Share This Page