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Old 08-05-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Buying used tires

I want to step up in tire size from 30" to 31" BFG T/A KO's but I don't want to buy new ones. I don't put 3k miles per year so good used ones will be fine.

Plus, if/when, I decide to 'upsize' the tires with a lift I won't feel so bad.

I am going to look at a set that supposedly have about 7k miles on them.

What should I look for? What questions should I ask? What should I avoid?

You know the drill.....once again you smart people are asked to help a doofus.

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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Check the Mfgr date on them, old tires are bad.... Look for cupping, and uneven wear, bulges in the sidewalls... that's all I have...


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Old 08-05-2010, 08:42 PM   #3
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Tires have dates on them???? Geez...I AM out of the loop. Where is the date?
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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Look for a series of 4 digit numbers close to the rim. The last 4 digits will be stamped into the tire while the previous sets of four will be cast. The last 4 (the ones that are stamped) will be the date code. If the last 4 digits were 3207, that would translate to the 32nd week of 2007. Tires more than 6 years old are junk.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #5
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Thanks! If I am ever on that 'Million Dollar Pyramid' game I'll know who to call when I get stumped!
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