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Tyre 165 65 14 wanted - now sorted

Postby ladypenelope » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Has anybody got an old but serviceable 165 65 14 tyre they could part with?
Got one now.
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Re: Tyre 165 65 14 wanted

Postby PeterWestSussex » Fri May 12, 2017 6:59 am

On the subject of tyres, I still have the originals (the size you mention, I think) on the front of my up! I've been told that once they (or any tyre) get to 6 years old they should be changed regardless of their mileage. I queried that advice and was told that an unused, new tyre at 6 years of age should NOT be used except as a spare for an emergency.
Is this correct? or is it another like the 'Startrite' shoes myth that shoes should never be passed from one child to another as it was bad for their feet - which was later debunked.
2004 Wagon R+ Auto was for my wife to get used to auto. After 807 miles Wagon R+ passed on having served its purpose. 2 weeks ago up! got written off by hit-and-run driver. So have replaced with used POLO + auto box (wife now happy with that)
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Re: Tyre 165 65 14 wanted

Postby IanL » Sat May 20, 2017 10:29 pm

Even modern artificial rubber has a life-span before it perishes. The signs are usually cracks in the sidewall, but I suppose if the tyre were unused they would not appear. Whether 6 years is the right interval I couldn't say, but I have used a weightsaver spare which was older than that, and cracks did not appear.
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Re: Tyre 165 65 14 wanted

Postby ladypenelope » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:02 pm

PeterWestSussex wrote:On the subject of tyres, I still have the originals (the size you mention, I think) on the front of my up! I've been told that once they (or any tyre) get to 6 years old they should be changed regardless of their mileage. .


People buy used tyres all the time, on second hand cars!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tyre 165 65 14 wanted

Postby IanL » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:31 pm

If they have any cracks, however small, in the sidewalls, they should be scrapped. If not, just keep an eye on them.
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