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Most likely your tires are new as the ones that are on mine are. However I saw a date line show about how some tires that people think are new are really not. They may be new in the sense of never having been run on a car, but they may have been sitting on the shelf for years. After sitting for years the rubber starts to degrade and can fall apart. There is a code that you can find on your tire to find out when the tire was made. The code on my xb tires and the new ones I bought is both 0208. That means they were made the second week of 2008. So check for your code. The first 2 letters is the week. Should be 01-52. The second number is the year. If its 1-9 it was made in the 90's. If its 00-08 its in the 2000's.
 

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mine were made in week 32 of 2007 - about two months before i bought it...

here is a good guide chart for cars and trucks:





as eviljack noted below - some tires have it on the inside of the tire
 

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Yeah the code is on the tire. On the factory tires it should be on the outside. My new aftermarket tires have them on the inside.
 

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I saw the code on one of my tires they were mfg in 32-2007 and I bought the xB in Feb of 2008. Not sure if thats good or bad. But I did find the code on only one of the tires. The rest must have them on the inside of the tire.
 

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I saw the code on one of my tires they were mfg in 32-2007 and I bought the xB in Feb of 2008. Not sure if thats good or bad. But I did find the code on only one of the tires. The rest must have them on the inside of the tire.
those are the same as mine, callmemrbill - they were made in mid-August 2007, so no worries :D
 

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Ok good deal, they seem to be holding up fine.

In fact i was dressing the tires the other day and found a screw in the back drivers side tire. I went to the local shop and pulled it out and it was in the tread so it didn't go all the way through. This stuff is only happening cause I got the new car that I love. LOL

Good deal on the tires. I am going to make sure I check the tires for the date when I buy new ones as well. This was a good thread, very informative.

KUDOS eviljack :clapping:
 
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