ChrisTropea
ChrisTropea Associate Editor
3/7/23 10:24 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/KHrn1xWMzQ8

Friends or family confused about all the information presented on a tire’s sidewall?

Show them this video to help explain what all those numbers and letters actually mean.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/7/23 3:27 p.m.

A fun activity I find myself doing is checking the dates on people's tires. Perhaps not surprisingly, there are a lot of people out there driving around on aging rubber.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/7/23 3:55 p.m.

What about reading the sidewall scuffing to see if your tire pressures are about right at an autox?

hobiercr
hobiercr GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/7/23 4:42 p.m.

In reply to Robbie (Forum Supporter) :

We used shoe polish on a rental car for an autoX once. It wouldn't scrub off so we just spray painted over it.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/8/23 11:10 a.m.
Colin Wood said:

A fun activity I find myself doing is checking the dates on people's tires. Perhaps not surprisingly, there are a lot of people out there driving around on aging rubber.

Yeah, don’t do that. And, related, ever see a really worn tire throwing sparks as it goes down the highway? 

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
3/8/23 1:00 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

 there are a lot of people out there driving around on aging rubber.

Everybody is driving around on aging rubber...

 

I'm building a trailer right now and have a set of never used, 23 year old Victoracers, still with the stickers on them, on rims. If they weren't so hard I'd probably use them

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
3/8/23 1:29 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I've never seen that, although I had a neighbor ask me once if it's safe to run on tires where you can see the belts showing through. surprise

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