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Tires registered with the DOT?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Briansol, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    since the truck is gone, and genny has about 5 seasons on the snows, the rears are a little low. If i had the truck, i would have just went this season on them. Since it's gone, i need a good rear tire with tread.

    I have the birdgestone blizzack lm-60's on it now, but apparently those are no longer being made. The lm-32's that replaced them seem to be less of a die hard snow tire, focusing more on dry traction/stability-- exactly what i don't want (i think the lm-60's are fine).

    So, dad didn't know what to get me for Xmass, so bingo, thanks dad! had him order me up a set of the Michelin Pilot Aplin PA4 to try for the rears. my front lm-60's are still 80% tread life, so it won't be too far off of a match on the set.

    Anyway,

    On the receipt from tire rack, it says
    WTF is this? is this a new law?
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=171

    This is news to me.. first i've seen of it. Are you guys aware of this and i'm just oblivious?
     
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    never heard of this before
    looks like they keep track for recall purposes and whatnot
    ive never registered a tire before so in theory i could be rolling around on tires with a safety recall
    apparently it is a law and has been for a while now
    huh who knew
    http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/05/04/005664.html
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    yup, i would blame ford and firestone.
     
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    Yeah, i was thinking about the exploder issue, but that's easy to find considering it was an OE tire... simply go to the DMV for rev of said vehicles. I guess they want to include aftermarket sales as well.

    I'm glad i'm just not the only one who didn't know about this. I've bought a ton of tires through the 'rack and this is the first time i've noticed it. If it's been law since 2006, i've purchased about 8 sets of tires through them since then.
     
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    whiterabbit06 Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill? VIP

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    I did not know that either.
     
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    you should always look at the manufacture date on the tires when you get a new, or even an older set. just incase. new tires are not necessarily new if they have been sitting in a warehouse for a number of years.
     
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    Yup, i get that. tires have a half life :) but there's nothing before that linked that serial number to an owner.
     
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    well now when the feds determine the skid marks are a match for Mashamoto ZX tires they will not only know that the heists are somehow related to the street-racing world, but they will also be able to pull up a list of owners of those tires
    :thumbup:
     
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    Pretty soon, tread patters will need to include serial numbers so skid marks leave the numbers as evidence.
     
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    skid marks should never be used as evidence for anything. :p
     
  11. Briansol

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    except poor wiping
     
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