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Old 02-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #15
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It is very likely that the tires on your Bay are older than you think. Most of the 07 Bays we looked at when we bought ours new had tires at least a year old (some older) when we looked in May 07. We forced the dealer to put new tires on ours as part of our purchase negotiations.

Our 07 tires are now 5 years old. We will pay a dealer we trust to dismount and closely inspect each of them inside and out before we leave this spring. Some have said that is harmful to the tires. We choose to inspect. Your decision is up to you.

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I agree with Cat320.

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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I hate to say it but you probably have a much better piece of mind if you replaced them. New tires could be a cheap expense compared to damage that could occur from the tires that you have on now. JMHO You may want to take them over to a Michelin dealer and have them inspect them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:16 PM   #18
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The number on the tires do tell the age of when they were made but depending on where you buy them they may have been sitting on a rack for a year or two before they were sold. If the sidewalls are not checked and no crack close to the rim I would not be afraid to run them . However Front end tires are critical. If I were you I would have them looked at and change them if needed. I am running 11 year old michelin XZE tires on my drivers and they still have plenty of tread and the sidewalls are great with 65,000 miles. I should be able to get 80,000 out of them easily. I just changed out the front end tires. Many tire shops will tell you as well as many people on these forums you shouldn't let them go over 6 years but that in my opinion is an old wives tale. like you said if the sidewalls look fine you are probably fine. Enjoy.

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