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Old 09-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #1
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20 yr old Toyo tires

Bought a 98 Discovery 2 years back and replaced two of the rear tires, the front two (Toyo) looked about 50% and since Michelin was the tire made for it, I assumed they had been replaced in the past few years. Long story short, 60 mph in the midle lane, drivers front blows and I do all I can do to keep it on the median and not into oncoming traffic. Come to find out the tire codes indicate late 1990s mfg. While that really sucks, i thought it was also a pretty good endorsement for the brand so bought two new ones for the front.
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Yikes! Glad you kept it out of an accident. I have to put on 8 new tires soon...
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Did you not check the date codes when you bought it?
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I hope you have checked the dates on your drive tires as well. A blowout in the rear, while not as dangerous as one in the from, the damage they can do to wheel wells and anything like wiring and hoses can be catastrophic.
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A good lesson to everyone to check and know their date codes.
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