posted January 31, 2005 02:02 PM
what do you'all do with your old race tires? the ones that are still usable (hold air) but are old and have been cycled alot. i save some for spares but how many spare old tires do i need? plus i have had to change tire brands 4 times in the past 5 years. i went from dot to hoosier soft to diamond back recap to american racer. i sold my dot tires to street guys at work i sold my newest recaps to a few diff guys for $10 each and tossed the rest.but the hoosiers i finally gave them to a guy that street races and i am starting a collection of ar tires now.some are still good but 2-3 seasons old. i try to put on a new lr,rr,rf at the beginning of every season and grind last years for spares. i hate to toss them when they are still usable but when you start tripping over old tires everytime you go out to the shed.any ideas.
dirtbuster Dirt Forum Champ
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posted January 31, 2005 04:32 PM
Sometimes you get lucky and find someone who can use the used tires in another class or simply dont want new ones. Its tough though. We could easily go through 30 tires in a season and unless we find someone to pick them up usually just get tossed out back and wait for cleanup day. I wouldnt keep any over 1 season old. After sitting on the shelf they will age and begin to harden even more than they already are, at least with american racers that is.
joetaylor Dirt Forum Champ
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posted January 31, 2005 05:00 PM
buy new ones and take the old ones to the track and sell them for half price then you get the better half of the tire
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dirty58 Dirt Maniac
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posted January 31, 2005 05:51 PM
give them to new guys they usally need all the help they can get
340duster Dirt Maniac
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posted February 01, 2005 10:06 AM
Take a belt sander and cut the top hard layer off and keep using them.