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I know when you get new skins for your ride you want the freshest tires you can get. Does anybody know what too old is as in the mfg date. Like 6 months or ?? I'm gonna buy some new GT's and will put them on this next spring. I'd like to buy em now cause the price is right and you know the prices never go down on petroleum based products. Thanks Ride On
 

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First choice would be to get the latest production dates possible.

Having said that, it depends on how long (time wise) it takes you to wear out a set of tires.

If you wear out a set of tires in one - two years, then there would be no problem if you purchased tires that were already one year old. You would be looking at a maximum of 3 1/2 years when the tires were worn out. No problem...!
 

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Possibly more important is how the tires were stored. A tire sitting out in the sun in front of the shop will degrade more than one stored in a cool dry warehouse.

I have a concern that if everyone demands one month old tires the makers and shops will have unacceptable scrap rates and that gets added to the price.

If you want fast turn over you have to accept limited selection as well.
 

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A tire sitting out in the sun in front of the shop will degrade more than one stored in a cool dry warehouse.


I would suspect most tire manufactures and suppliers would know this........!
 
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