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Old 05-26-17, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by SW15LS View Post
My condolences lol. Those are terrible tires, replacing them would increase your enjoyment of the LS tremendously. I kept them for 8700 miles and was sorry I didn't replace them sooner.

In all seriousness, the car is running on the original tires from 9 years ago? Just from age those tires are unsafe...
Ahhh c'mon. I'm driving a car that has 30 year old tires on it, they're not nearly as dangerous as the fools on the roads. But I agree that the original Bridgestones are horrible. Mine were on there until about 25k miles, and they were horrible when removed.
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It's just not a good idea. Everything has a lifespan, and the age span of a modern tire is well shorter than 9 years old. At this point the rubber is brittle and cracking, failure could happen at any time. On top of that, he isn't getting as much out of the car as he could be on good tires.

Driving a classic car gingerly on antique tires is different than a daily driver modern car driving around on tires that old.

A set of tires for this car is ~$1000. Only part of the car that connects it to the road. Small price to pay for safety and enjoyment out of such an expensive car IMHO.

Do some reading on the subject:

http://www.tiresafetygroup.com/tires...-in-six-years/
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Originally Posted by SW15LS View Post
Driving a classic car gingerly on antique tires...
Holy cow! In reality, I just got through doing a big ole smoky burnout a couple days ago! And these 30 year old tires are not Michelins (I.E. they're not exactly quality). I drive the Scamp harder than the LS! When I was on the crap tires on the LS, I took full advantage of the Mark Levinson and didn't really notice anything detrimental with the crap tires. It's not like I was then, or am now, trying to set lap records at road Atlanta. I just cruise the big LS boat.

I'm not disagreeing with you SW15LS, but I'm expressing my perspective. I do think it's a good idea to send those Bridgestones to the scrap heap.
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If you're driving it that hard, I wouldn't do that on tires that old. That's still a different thing though, it's not a car you put a ton of miles on or rely on daily, and those tires are from another era, construction is different. Modern tires, NHTSA and IIHS and other independent sources say you shouldn't keep tires that long, and for safety's sake that's good enough for me.
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Michelin and others advise replacing tires every ten years regardless of tread wear, with checks every year after 5 years. Check your date stamps on the sidewall to check production date. Your environment is a huge factor in rubber condition. If I lived in Arizona for example, I'd probably replace the tires at 5 or 6 years.
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[QUOTE=SW15LS;9878661]It's just not a good idea. Everything has a lifespan, and the age span of a modern tire is well shorter than 9 years old. At this point the rubber is brittle and cracking, failure could happen at any time. On top of that, he isn't getting as much out of the car as he could be on good tires.



A set of tires for this car is ~$1000. Only part of the car that connects it to the road. Small price to pay for safety and enjoyment out of such an expensive car IMHO.



The Uniroyal Tiger Paw's the seller put on my car feel great and a set will only run you under $600 mounted.
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Even cheaper! No reason to ride around on old tires. Especially crappy tires like those Bridgestones
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