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NCTT



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New mud tyres , how long before you replace ?

Hi all , I’m currently running coopers mts
I’ll never wear them out , but how long are they safe for
I think they are 6 years old but only done 20k on them
Should I replace or ok ?
Cheers guys

Post #840258 28th Jun 2020 4:59pm
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ickle



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France 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Alpine White

If there's do damage, splits, rips or bulges & you're not running at max design weight at max design speed for hours on end I'd definatly keep!

Keith

Post #840295 28th Jun 2020 8:16pm
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NCTT



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they look in good condition , all road use so think ill keep for a bit many thx

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Green Machine



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Tonga Green

The DOT number on the sidewall will allow you to determine exactly how old they are (the last four digits of the code give the week and year of manufacture).

There is a general consensus that you should consider replacing tyres when they are 6 years old, but I don't know where that actually comes from.

The below article from Continental advises replacement at 10 years old (if there are no other obvious reasons to replace before that e.g. bulging, cracking etc.)

https://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/car/al...cing-tyres

I am running BF Goodrich All Terrains which are now 8 years old with a reasonable amount of tread remaining, but they are starting to show cracking all around the tread blocks and the shoulder of the tyre, so have just ordered replacements. 2005 Td5 | 90 Station Wagon | Tonga Green

Post #840378 29th Jun 2020 8:04am
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NCTT



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thats very helpful
many thanks , ill have a look later on
much appreciate !
cheers

Post #840418 29th Jun 2020 11:05am
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diduan



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If the tyres don't see much heat or direct sunlight I would drive them more than 10 years if they have enough tread. Defender 110 SW MY2011 2.4tdci decat, no EGR
Jeep Wrangler YJ 1990 lots of offroad mods

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