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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 06:15 AM
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Great thread ChopTop, Thanks for posting. With most of my other vehicles I usually wear down before the aging comes into play, but for the Sol I will be looking into new tires probably next spring, as I am still on original tires with less than 30 000 miles. Maintenance is a factor, unfortunately most people are driving on under or over inflated tires.

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Let me just add to this. If anyone is going to Pocono and going to run their car on the track…make sure you have newer tires if you plan on going over 100mph. If you have older tires look for cracking in the treads or dryrot. I’d hate to see anyone lose their baby because they went out with tires that were 6 years old and failed at 120mph…. Also make certain your tire pressures are set properly when they are cold….not when you get to the track! One more word of advice….make sure your lugnuts are tight!

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Who just had to revive this thread?

I was looking at one of my cars over the weekend, and it has brand new (8 years ago) Z rated tires that you can't buy any more, with maybe a couple of hundred miles on them. But the only replacement available is now an all season tire with a 'T' speed rating! That's like putting truck tires on a Ferrari.

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But that's not the issue.
I tend to agree, I only have 13,000 miles on my 2008 Sky and maybe only put at most 5,000 miles a year on it, mainly due to where I live. If I am very lucky I may get 8 months and the rest is winter, unfortunately. It is stored in my garage, dark, cold and dry and I was thinking of getting new tires next year.

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How to tell the age of your tires, or how to tell the age of brand new tires.
Thanks Chop Top, very interesting video.

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Thought the tire manufactured info made it worth bringing this necro thread back up.

Continental is also developing a tread depth monitor:
Continental readying tire tread-depth monitor - Autoblog

Continental Press Release:
Continental Corporation*-Continental In-Tire Sensors Read Tread Depth

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Good advise but did not think the track will let you go any where near 120 MPH.
Probably the best speed would be just under 100 MPH.

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Tires, Mileage vs Age

Picking up here on an old thread regarding Tires (Tyres🇬&#127463 and the 10 year rule as noted in earlier posts in this thread.
Can someone tell me what the OEM tires were on an 07 GXP
I assume they were all sent out with the same tires on a GXP, maybe not same for an NA but not sure.
Anyway I believe mine are OEM but wanted to check.
I have 14k miles on my car and I'm not sure whether to change them due to age if they are OEM tires.
Plenty of tread left with pretty even wear.
Just bought some OEM rims so this would be the time to change them out rather then reinstall the OEM tires (Tyres)

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Picking up here on an old thread regarding Tires (Tyres🇬&#127463 and the 10 year rule as noted in earlier posts in this thread.
Can someone tell me what the OEM tires were on an 07 GXP


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Gerry, The OEM tires on the GXPs were GoodYear F1 GS-2.
The OEM tires on the NAs were GoodYear RS-A.



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I have been given to understand that a part of the early hardening of the tire compounds these days is attributable to the use of other synthetic (silica) compounds as reinforcing agents in the rubber, as opposed to carbon black in the old days. The new compounds seem to lead to 'drying out' of the compound prematurely and loss of "stiction" at an earlier than expected date, regardless of mileage on the tire, while giving improvements in stiction earlier in life.

I leave it to the professional chemists to comment.

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