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What is the general opinion on the age of tires? There are some Metzler Z4's for sale on a eBay at a really good price, but they were manufactured in early 2004.

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I think you have to know how they were stored. UV can ruin tires. I know on motorhomes they say 6 years is the limit provided there are no cracks visible on the sidewalls.


Tires are cheap when compared to medical bills! Err on the safe side.

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If they have any heat cycles on them at all, it's a safe bet that they are age hardened. They can have plenty of tread depth and no grip, especially in the wet. I would personally avoid them.



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