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New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« on: December 18, 2013, 10:07:07 am »
I'm looking for advice from the tire experts here.  A local garage has a set of brand new Nokian Hakkappelliita Sport Utility winter tires that would fit my Outback.  They were somehow forgotten in the back of the warehouse.  Did a bit of research and it would appear that the tire was built in 2006 which scares me a bit.

I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in, so my question is are these tires safe?  They are almost 8 years old.  Does a tire lose any of its capability just sitting there for years?

Would appreciate any feedback and opinions on this, thanks!

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 10:22:54 am »
Best before date might be six years. Going to seven years is really asking for trouble. Yes they are new but the rubber has aged and under load might just implode. Walk away. :run:

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 10:24:09 am »
What he said ^^ Too old, i wouldnt cheap out on something as important as your tires.

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 02:55:38 pm »
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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 03:17:28 pm »
You MIGHT be ok if the tires were stored in a dark, cool place, where UV can't attack the rubber. But you won't know until the tires are mounted and load put onto it. Once thing you will notice is excessive bulge due to weakened sidewalls. Do you want to chance it?
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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 04:00:59 pm »
Too old, If they last 4 years on your car they would be 11 years at the end!!!

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 04:11:10 pm »
No

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 04:12:04 pm »
I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in

Great tires.  Don't listen to the milk toasts in this thread.  ;D       GET THEM.  NOW!

Ridiculous to think the rubber in a premo tire has gone "bad" from sitting in a warehouse.   :bang:
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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 04:16:58 pm »
I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in

Great tires.  Don't listen to the milk toasts in this thread.  ;D       GET THEM.  NOW!

Ridiculous to think the rubber in a premo tire has gone "bad" from sitting in a warehouse.   :bang:

Ever walk into a warehouse of tires? What do you think that smell is? The tires are off-gassing volatile components. The same components that keep the rubber soft. Oxygen is also at work oxidizing the rubber. Ozone is worse as is exposure to sunlight, but even in a warehouse rubber deteriorates over time.

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 04:19:38 pm »
I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in

Great tires.  Don't listen to the milk toasts in this thread.  ;D       GET THEM.  NOW!

Ridiculous to think the rubber in a premo tire has gone "bad" from sitting in a warehouse.   :bang:

Ever walk into a warehouse of tires? What do you think that smell is? The tires are off-gassing volatile components. The same components that keep the rubber soft. Oxygen is also at work oxidizing the rubber. Ozone is worse as is exposure to sunlight, but even in a warehouse rubber deteriorates over time.

Uhhh...I think he was...kidding...maybe....

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 04:25:46 pm »
I'd do a visual inspection and offer $200  :)

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 04:35:22 pm »
I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in

Great tires.  Don't listen to the milk toasts in this thread.  ;D       GET THEM.  NOW!

Ridiculous to think the rubber in a premo tire has gone "bad" from sitting in a warehouse.   :bang:

Ever walk into a warehouse of tires? What do you think that smell is? The tires are off-gassing volatile components. The same components that keep the rubber soft. Oxygen is also at work oxidizing the rubber. Ozone is worse as is exposure to sunlight, but even in a warehouse rubber deteriorates over time.

Uhhh...I think he was...kidding...maybe....


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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 04:45:47 pm »
I've never known anyone to have a tire failure from a new tire just being old.....

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 05:59:07 pm »
I've heard everything from 6 - 10 years for a "best before" date. I think 6 years is a conservative estimate, but either way, if they're 8 years old now, you've got to factor in that you might have to replace them in 2 years. $350 for two seasons, with the potential they might last longer, doesn't seem too bad. I would definitely want a visual inspection of the tires first, and if they'll do it, see them mounted and installed on the car.

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 06:21:29 pm »
I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in

Great tires.  Don't listen to the milk toasts in this thread.  ;D       GET THEM.  NOW!

Ridiculous to think the rubber in a premo tire has gone "bad" from sitting in a warehouse.   :bang:

Ever walk into a warehouse of tires? What do you think that smell is? The tires are off-gassing volatile components. The same components that keep the rubber soft. Oxygen is also at work oxidizing the rubber. Ozone is worse as is exposure to sunlight, but even in a warehouse rubber deteriorates over time.

I've seen quite a few vintage cars 70-80 years old with original tires on them. Even if they were sitting in a dark  garage all those years, you'd think the tires would've disintegrated by now. How do you explain that? Not saying you're wrong, just puzzled.
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Re: Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2013, 06:39:16 pm »
I can get all 4 for $350 tax-in

Great tires.  Don't listen to the milk toasts in this thread.  ;D       GET THEM.  NOW!

Ridiculous to think the rubber in a premo tire has gone "bad" from sitting in a warehouse.   :bang:

Ever walk into a warehouse of tires? What do you think that smell is? The tires are off-gassing volatile components. The same components that keep the rubber soft. Oxygen is also at work oxidizing the rubber. Ozone is worse as is exposure to sunlight, but even in a warehouse rubber deteriorates over time.

I've seen quite a few vintage cars 70-80 years old with original tires on them. Even if they were sitting in a dark  garage all those years, you'd think the tires would've disintegrated by now. How do you explain that? Not saying you're wrong, just puzzled.

But those vintage cars neither match the capability of modern cars nor serve as daily driver.  If all they do is sit there and look pretty, that's fine but conditions like Canadian winter?  Primo tires may be more stable due to better quality rubber, but rubber is rubber. I wouldn't offer anything over 150

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 06:41:02 pm »
I'd put those on my car without worrying about it.

Seriously...I have NEVER seen tires degrade over time...especially brand spanking new quality tires.

Maybe some Chinese junk I'd be wary about....

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2013, 06:48:25 pm »
Uhhh...I think he was...kidding...maybe....


Not in the least.  You guys must have been born dripping in money.

You see all those 5 wheel RVs, travel trailers, loaded boat trailers, running up and down the highway every summer?  Many would be circa 2000.  You think those units aren't on the original tires  ???   Moreover, they are parked outdoors year round and sit with heavy loads for 8 months without moving.  I never heard of any catastrophic tire failure from that group.

I hope the OP didn't turn it down.   Priced premium winters lately?   :-\

 
 

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2013, 07:02:22 pm »
^ But you're kidding about the trailer tires, right? Those things fail all the time (for multiple reasons, not just age).

Google "trailer tire blowout" and you can read for days. It's a common topic on any trailer forum I've been on.

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Re: New tires that were manufactured in 2006
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2013, 07:09:53 pm »
I'm surrounded by RVs and boats.  It's a none issue.  Backed up by insurance companies because they charge spit to insure these things for road use.  If there was any significant issue we'd be paying.

Seized wheels bearings will be the culprit in most cases.  1 out of 100 owners .... wait let me restate that, 1 in 1000 owners ..... no let me restate that, 1 in 10000 owners actually pulls the bearing out for service on a regular basis.  Next would be ppl hauling the units down the road with 15 psi.
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