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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Time for a tyre change? Reply with quote

Hi guys. Be grateful for your opinions on the condition of my front tyres. Both are in the same condition as the picture. Would they be an MOT failure? Time for a change?
 



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`d say that is pretty normal if you drive the car hard, how old are they is more important really, I`ve noticed a very noticeable drop off in grip on my 6 year old Michelin PS2 rears with 3mm tread depth in the last couple of months on the Boxster S, time to change them before the next trackday next month Grin

Yours look fine for the MOT as long as the tread depth is legal.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they'd only be listed as an advisory but I'd be looking to change them asap. What's the manufacturing date? Look for a 4 digit number in an oval. These digits denote the week and year.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those tyres are perished from age and sun exposure. Hard driven tyres will look 'scrubbed' rather than cracked. Time for a change as the rubber will have hardened and won't be anywhere near the performance they gave when new.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not an mot failure .. but i would be suggesting they are replaced .. interested to know the year .. Dot then some numbers on the tyre will say how old they are .

Ie .. DOT 26 17 .. 26 week , year 2017 .

Michelin tyres im guessing as these do tend to crack after a few years .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your advice guys. The tyres are Michelin PS2 N3s. Manufactured December 2012. I guess they are pretty old. Will get around to replacing them I think.
What's the consensus on tyre makes? I don't really drive the car very hard on the road and not on the track. Stick with another pair of N3s? That's what I have on the rear.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine PS2's are 5 years old this year and despite them having plenty of thread I am going to replace them. Not worth the risk Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be more worried by the sidewall damage just next to where it says PS2
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac996t wrote:
I'd be more worried by the sidewall damage just next to where it says PS2

Holy cr@p, just noticed that. Time to start scouring the Internet me thinks!
 
  
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