Check your mfg date oval

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    wkdenton

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    Word of caution to anyone who buys tires at online discount sites, or from private mechanics who install them. Always check the manufacturing date stamp in the little oval on the sidewall to make sure that the tires you bought are freshly made and not NOS. The gentleman I bought my '99 from in May of this year had the front tire replaced in the summer of 2015. Needless to say I was surpised when I checked the date stamping on the tire which said 1808, which decodes to a manufacturing date in the 18th week of 2008. Essentially, the guy got sold a brand new 7 year old tire and never even knew it bc he never checked the date stamp. BUYER BEWARE!
     
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    Checked both of my tires....front is 16yrs old back is 15 yrs old....I now have new ones front and rear, both Shinko from 2018 ye ha. I had to let the air out of my back to clear the pumpkin Metzler 170.
     
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    This is a great reminder for all, thanks!
     

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