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Old 06-05-2019, 06:43 AM
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not got the age yet, gonna go get it swapped anyhow, will i need to get an alignment done after changing a rear tire?
Always change tires in pairs. If they are low enough you might have to change the fronts too or you will notice the car driving oddly. (AWD system might freak out)
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:35 AM
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Any experienced tire technician would never advocate tires over 6/7 years old as safe.....at any speed. Please use proper judgement and common sense as well as referring to any tire manufacturing recommendations as to what constitutes proper tire safety. Remember, it's you and your family's safety at stake. It's easy to say "oh, you'll be fine...." but is it really worth the risk.

...Just my opinion, but plenty of info that can be looked up.
^ Listen to this guy... He'd never drive 70mph for 300 miles on 16 year old tires whose sidewalls looked like Micky Rourke's face. (Just messing with Mouse... he replaced the tires as soon as was possible)

But seriously. Mouse is right, time to replace those. You would PROBABLY be fine and not have a blow out. But is it worth the risk?
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Having the alignment checked after getting new tires is always a good idea. The last thing you want after replacing your tires is to find out you need a new set in 5000 miles because the vehicle is out of alignment. If the tires are evenly worn straight across, you should be ok tho.
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Having the alignment checked after getting new tires is always a good idea. The last thing you want after replacing your tires is to find out you need a new set in 5000 miles because the vehicle is out of alignment. If the tires are evenly worn straight across, you should be ok tho.
Always wondered about this, how sensitive the awd is to changes, i mean it must have so.e tolerance to say uneven tire wear in the case where ones alignment toe etc are not in range
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Tire question - sidewall cracks around it nearest to rim

Take a look at the tire codes on the sidewall then google what that means. It’s mostly a date code. Anything over five yrs old (less in a sunny climate) should be replaced regardless of tread depth.

I got a “great” deal n an RV once with deep tread on all 6 tires . Turns out they were nine yrs old an dry rotted. Expensive, slightly dangerous lesson since one of the tires blew at the top of the big bridge heading into Charleston. Almost made a big splash.

Sun is a tires worst enemy, causes the rubber to break down.


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