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Old 03-16-2017, 03:10 AM
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I pretty much know the answer to this question but just want to hear it from you guys. Got a 03 coupe with only 16k miles and they have the original F1 run flats on them. They still have a lot of tread but from what have been reading they probably are unsafe.

I didn't know that tires have an age life until getting this car recently.

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Old 03-16-2017, 03:29 AM
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no way I would drive on them......

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Old 03-16-2017, 03:39 AM
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No. Go get yourself some new tires. If you run a set of 13 years old tires there is no probably about it. You will regret it.
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gotta drive your car more.....I was pissed when I had to dump a set of tires last year due to age and they had 40% tread left
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Originally Posted by pewter99 View Post
gotta drive your car more.....I was pissed when I had to dump a set of tires last year due to age and they had 40% tread left
I just got it last year. Too bad because it has a lot of tread left. And I feel your pain as I got to spend over $1100 for new onews.

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If you're okay with not getting runflats, there are lots of cheaper options.
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Loan them to me and I will burn the tread off for you.
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Get yourself a set of non-runflats. You'll love the difference. Go to the web site...TireRack.com They are a Forum supporter with great prices and service.
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No way... Burn em off and replace. Peace of mind worth it if you go more than 2 miles on a trip
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Absolutely safe!

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Old 03-16-2017, 10:22 AM
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Absolutely safe!

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They are safe for this purpose!!
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13 year old rubber? I wouldn't drive on them.
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Wanna bet your life on 'em? Have some fun spinning them and then put some good non-run flats on and you'll be MUCH happier.
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Originally Posted by MAD IN NC View Post
No way... Burn em off and replace. Peace of mind worth it if you go more than 2 miles on a trip

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Might be safe to drive a mile or so to a store or friends house, church or someplace like that - but not much more than that or very fast !
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Nuff said, get yourself a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE760.
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No, the pros at Tire Rack says car tires are only good from 6 to 10 years, depending on how they are used.

http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/hunter...old-is-too-old
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Chuck 'em and go to normal tires. Skip the run flats and you will be miles happier.

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I'm in the same boat. I have a 2006Z06 with the original Goodyear run flats with 2,500 miles. The tires look fine from the outside and have lots of tread on them, but looks can be deceiving. I read that tires should be replaced after 10 years as they could be dry rotted. I think it also depends on where they were stored. If in a climate controlled garage for example, they will last longer. I need to do something with mine sooner or later and will go with Michelin run flats PSS.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by keeso6z View Post
I'm in the same boat. I have a 2006Z06 with the original Goodyear run flats with 2,500 miles. The tires look fine from the outside and have lots of tread on them, but looks can be deceiving. I read that tires should be replaced after 10 years as they could be dry rotted. I think it also depends on where they were stored. If in a climate controlled garage for example, they will last longer. I need to do something with mine sooner or later and will go with Michelin run flats PSS.
Climate controlled garage or not the rubber hardens with age and traction will be all but non existent and tires will heat up much faster and get hotter as the rubber tends to not want to flex once it hardens.

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