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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 11:19:36 am »
Glad to hear it worked out for you Wayne.

I think we can all see that these guys are not going to be of any help. One apparently has his arm up the..... well, you get the picture.

But as to the general question: I do not know how long tires stay 'fresh' but the only ones I have seen that are clearly old and in bad shape, with cracked and checked sidewalls, are really very old- more than 20 years old. In fact, I had a lawn tractor cart tire that would not hold air, so I filled it with that 'Flate a Flat' foaming junk and it literally oozed out of both sidewalls of the tire. Guess I got my money's worth out of that one. And as it turns out, a Harbor Freight tire changing machine will not adjust small enough to grab that little wheel so I wrestled with the little guy all over the garage floor. I am confident it would have been hysterical... if only someone else was sweating and losing a lousy contest to begin with.....

Brian

Turned out to be  moot point. Called in the order and they said I could still get the rebate for one tire. $25 a tire, limit of 4. I sure like doing business with Jake Wilson. New shoe  on day.
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 02:22:53 pm »
Thanks! ADD is rampant around here. 8)
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2017, 02:35:56 pm »
Yeah but it is part of the place's charm.....

But seriously, this thread got excessively de- railed. Normally, in and amongst the fun, your question will get answered. And in a case like this, by all means 'bang on the door again' by asking the question all over again, perhaps even in a new but identical thread, assigning a number or using the word "AGAIN".

This is a <usually> fun mix of camaraderie and knowledge..... but sometimes the camaraderie (which is what I am calling the 'Dummy and dirty arm' show) gets in the way.

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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2017, 05:21:51 pm »
Yep. I get a lot of very useful info here as well as plenty of entertainment
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2017, 07:18:39 pm »
Well then it is worth every penny you paid for it....   ;) ;D

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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2017, 11:56:00 am »
And in a case like this, by all means 'bang on the door again' by asking the question all over again, perhaps even in a new but identical thread, assigning a number or using the word "AGAIN".

Yeah, that's all we need, something else to get max' all stirred up about.

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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2017, 12:32:27 pm »
Yeah, that's all we need, something else to get max' all stirred up about.

Yep, nothing better than dozens of nearly identical threads...
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2017, 12:39:48 pm »
Nice Marty, now ya' got the beast half- awake and watching us.....

:-)

It is OK Max, storage is getting cheaper every day. Or as Michael Scott said: "Limitless paper for a paperless world" in the company ad.   :rotflmao:  Because really, if you are going to cull all the good from the bad and get rid of the bad, which two threads would you keep, and do we really need both of them?

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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2017, 01:56:26 pm »
Sorry, I figured the post from mikeyw64 had cleared it up.

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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2017, 02:21:48 pm »
It is OK Max, storage is getting cheaper every day. Or as Michael Scott said: "Limitless paper for a paperless world" in the company ad.   :rotflmao:  Because really, if you are going to cull all the good from the bad and get rid of the bad, which two threads would you keep, and do we really need both of them?

It isn't about storage, but having to wade through more stuff later when trying to find something and also re-answering the same questions over and over.  Many new threads have weak response because people already spent significant time on the topic in the past.  I prefer to try and point people to previous discussions as answers, when possible (there is a LOT of good stuff out there).  Of course, nothing is perfect, but...

which oil is best for the Concours?
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2017, 02:25:33 pm »


which oil is best for the Concours?
depends whether you're talking about engine oil, final drive oil, general lubricating oil, snake oil ?

You really need to be more specific  ;)
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2017, 02:27:12 pm »
Sorry, I figured the post from mikeyw64 had cleared it up.


cheers

and for those who like to provide links to existing forum posts here it is :)


http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=22704.msg281431#msg281431
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2017, 02:33:17 pm »
LOL

That might be a little circular.
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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2017, 02:35:10 pm »
It isn't about storage, but having to wade through more stuff later when trying to find something and also re-answering the same questions over and over.  Many new threads have weak response because people already spent significant time on the topic in the past.  I prefer to try and point people to previous discussions as answers, when possible (there is a LOT of good stuff out there).  Of course, nothing is perfect, but...



Ok whilst that may be true for people who have been here since the year dot not everyone remembers or reads every single thread especially if they cam in somewhere between the start & the present.


Yes this may be a new thread on a subject that has been covered before and some individuals may find it a little irritating  and enjoy posting multiple links to previous threads on the same topic  with the view that is useful however..................



If it hadn't been for this thread I wouldn't have provided the answer I did which I'm reasonably certain hasn't been given before.

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Re: Tire dilemma How old is to old?
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2017, 02:47:38 pm »
Absolutely and utterly true. But no way around it that I know of.... other than perhaps much stricter moderation, which will not work either 'cause if some (most? almost all?) of us cannot squeeze in a joke or a snide remark or go OFFTOPIC: somewhat, I suspect there will not be many posters.

OFFTOPIC: is about everything I can think of to do to mark a post as not relevant to the current conversation.

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It isn't about storage, but having to wade through more stuff later when trying to find something and also re-answering the same questions over and over.  Many new threads have weak response because people already spent significant time on the topic in the past.  I prefer to try and point people to previous discussions as answers, when possible (there is a LOT of good stuff out there).  Of course, nothing is perfect, but...

which oil is best for the Concours?
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