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Post  t-bird racer on March 27th 2015, 12:55 pm

How often do you replace your front tires. Tread wear seems ok, but they have been on the car for several years. The car weighs 3,050 with my fat A-- in it. Top speed
is 148ish in the quarter, 119 in the eighth.


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Post  bruno on March 27th 2015, 1:06 pm

on my last deal , i didnt have very many passes but change them when i started seeing cracks
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Post  John Myrick on March 27th 2015, 5:06 pm

bruno wrote:on my last deal , i didnt have very many passes but change them when i started seeing cracks

Cracks from dry rot ? Very Happy
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 27th 2015, 7:48 pm

I agree with Nick, change them when you see anykind of weakness.It's not worth your life.

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Post  res0rli9 on March 27th 2015, 7:57 pm

Service life of a tire is 3yrs. even if it hasn't been sold/mounted.
Tire company's pull pull them from the stores if not sold.

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Post  cool40 on March 27th 2015, 7:58 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:I agree with Nick, change them when you see anykind of weakness.It's not worth your life.
^^this and you will see cracks much faster on the race tires. I run a set of dunlop 165's till last year Embarassed 10years or so!
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 27th 2015, 10:10 pm

res0rli9 wrote:Service life of a tire is 3yrs. even if it hasn't been sold/mounted.
Tire company's pull pull them from the stores if not sold.

That's because of liability laws.Front runners kept up and away from sun will last for years.

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on March 28th 2015, 3:57 am

Exposing frontrunners & slicks to welding arc light is the same as exposing them to the sun & can have the same effects. So if slicks/tires are stored in the shop while welding, cover/shield them from the arc light.
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Post  maverick on March 28th 2015, 9:08 am

Keep 'em cool and covered...they last a long time. Don't...and they're good for a 2 or 3 years. Fortunately they're not as expensive as slicks.
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Post  richter69 on March 28th 2015, 11:26 pm

The set i have on mine i bought used like 7 years ago and they have been 170 plus... The car goes on jackstands when not in the trailer or at the track.
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Post  69F100 on March 29th 2015, 1:37 am

Also if you leave your ride in a enclosed trailer with braer plywood floor it will pull the oil out of the rubber and cause weather cracks.
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Post  t-bird racer on March 29th 2015, 11:01 am

i'm going to put a new set on this spring just for GP. I believe they are pushing ten years old. Thanks for the responses.
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