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Old 01-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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FYI - How old is your Georgetown tires?

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Many time people ask when should I replace my tires.
They still have plenty of tread and hold air.
Well I can tell you how to tell when your tire was made by the picture example I have added.
You see 3511 on the tire..
It means the tire was made the 35th week of 2011

If it was 1212 That would be 12th week of 2012
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Iggy my tires ARE brand new. My 2007's started to crack and I got them looked at. Bye, bye was the diagnosis. I now cover my brand new set of Micheliens (sp) at all times. Four thousand dollars worth of tires makes you pay attention.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Iggy my tires ARE brand new. My 2007's started to crack and I got them looked at. Bye, bye was the diagnosis. I now cover my brand new set of Micheliens (sp) at all times. Four thousand dollars worth of tires makes you pay attention.

Well I bet your 2007 Georgetown had tires from 2006 so it doesn't surprise me. You got 6 plus years so that's good.
Steel or Aluminum rims?
Were the original tires 22.5"?
Were they Michelin XRV?
How many miles did you get out of them?

Yes I cover mine when in storeage or in a campground.
As you can see I live in Arizona where we get temps over 100 degrees.
The UV is off the scale during the summer at over 1,100 ft above sea level.

Did they actually spin balance them?
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I'm sure you are right about the tires being 06's. I got 15,000 miles out of them. We travel often but not far for our dog competitions. Yes, they were XRV's. Seemed an awful shame to toss so much tread wear. We need to start an exchange program with some trucking companies. You buy our slightly used tires to put on your long haul trucks so we don't waste the rubber. I used a local truck tire guy recommended by my mechanic. I don't know how they got balanced. I should have asked. Given how much mass is rolling down the highway in one of our rigs, safety requires we take greater care and I didn't. I'm going to call and ask.
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