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Old 04-02-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Tire tubes and age.

My tire tubes are 60 years old should they be replaced? They have never gone flat. Tires are a bit dry rotted, have small fine cracks in the side walls but plenty of tread but, are also 60 years old. I just checked the air pressure before topping them off none were lower than 30lbs.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:03 PM   #2
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If you plan to drive the car, they should all be replaced at this age, tires and tubes. It's not just a matter of inconvenience if a tire goes flat. It's a safety issue. If a tire blows while driving, you can lose control and really get hurt (or hurt someone else).

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If you can find tubes that are as good as those you might be ahead with replacement. Your old trusted tubes will sure be sad to have lost your faith.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:46 PM   #4
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Bill check out Bratton's for tubes they are fresh new rubber and hold air real well.

Tires.... what ever brand you like!
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:29 AM   #5
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New tires, GOOD tubes, and tube guards.

Ask someone who has had a blow out.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:41 PM   #6
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To add to the question, I have tires and tubes that are 30+ years old, but don't show any signs of dry rot. I realize that they are beyond the current "safe age" of ten years and no tire co. (Belle, Discount, ...) will touch them. Am I OK?
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Not sure you will get many answers - use at your own risk. I have seen posts where some have used old tires and tubes, but do you feel lucky? Possibly going in a ditch, getting hurt, hurting someone else?


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Old 05-22-2019, 09:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice.
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As long as the stem to tube rubber looks good they'll be fine. A tube's job is to seal the air into the tire, not keep the tire from blowing. If they don't leak and stems are fine, you'll be fine. However new tubes aren't very expensive.
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:11 AM   #10
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Then there is the problem if you had an accident that could in any way be blamed on the tires the other party's lawyer would have a field day. I would replace them.

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Old 06-22-2019, 01:38 PM   #11
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tires wear out from the inside out should be replaced now every 6 years this comes from the AACA. Don't know about tubes !
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tires wear out from the inside out should be replaced now every 6 years this comes from the AACA. Don't know about tubes !
They are also sponsored by THE big tire company. Just saying.
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:00 PM   #13
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your response at least requires identification of "THE" big tire company.
what company exactly are you referring to in your post?
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:12 PM   #14
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Good afternoon...You might wish to ask your insurance company...They could have a line in their policy that says 'ten years' or something like that. The speed you drive has a lot to do with tire safety. 35 miles an hour is far different than 45 miles an hour to a 'senior' tire! Ernie in Arizona
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your response at least requires identification of "THE" big tire company.
what company exactly are you referring to in your post?
Coker?
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:43 AM   #16
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If a rear tire blows out, you are in big trouble. Don’t trust them.
If you have a model A, you should never have old tires. That means you are not driving it enough. Drive it often and hard. It will love you for it.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:20 AM   #17
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Use that OLD CRAP & the paper will say, "Old Man scraped off the roadway"!!!!!
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Use that OLD CRAP & the paper will say, "Old Man scraped off the roadway"!!!!!
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Good one Bill
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:37 AM   #19
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I just replaced a set of Firestone 19” tires that were 32 years old - they had small cracks in the outer ply, but had less than 3000 miles on them. Since i’m About to start touring with a very active local club, I decided to replace tires and tubes. No sense taking a chance.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:45 PM   #20
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Apparently you guys haven't purchased any of the junk inner tubes that are being sold. They blow up putting air in them before you even put them back on the car. A friend had aired one up, had it leaning against the car and when he came back from lunch it had blown. And then they fight that it's not their fault. And they have the only game in town for some sizes. If I had old tubes that held air I would use them.
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